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About me

I am an accredited counsellor working from an Integrative therapy model. I focus on Attachment theory, Person Centred Therapy,T.A, NLP, Compassionate Mind Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. I have 24 years experience as a private counsellor and 10 years in primary health. I am also a lecturer in counselling.

I specialise in working with perinatal and postnatal issues, infertility and adoption issues.
My research for my Masters dissertation was in, "The transition into new motherhood and the need for a counselling service."
Since then I have devised a perinatal and postnatal parenting 8 week course.

I also specialise in working with low self esteem issues and bullying. This includes work related stress.

I believe whichever model or theory of Counselling is used the essential component is rapport and empathy so that you feel truly heard and properly listened to.This is important when working with people who have anxiety or depression. I think it is essential that I understand things from the client's point of view. It is not my role to dictate or judge you or tell people what they should do, rather I see my role as empowering you to see your potential and together workout different strategies.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accred). November 2011
MA in counselling practice - Derby University 1996
Post graduate diploma - Derby university 1995
Post graduate certificate - Derby university - 1993
CBT course - Derby university 1997
Practitioner in NLP 2005
Diploma in Systemic and Family Therapy 2007
Certificate in infertility counselling 2006
Skills certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1991
Theory certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1990
Introduction into counselling St. Johns college Nottingham.
Breastfeeding counselling certificate 1994

Mindfulness cert. 2016

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Infertility issues, parenting, adoption, low self-esteem, confidence building, couple counselling, adult bullying.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Individual counselling Daytime session 9am till 5pm is £40. Evening session 5pm till 9pm is 45 pounds

Couple counselling Daytime session 9am till 5pm is £50. Evening session 5pm till 9pm is 55 pounds


Can contact outside of working hours to make an appointment

Working hours Monday till Friday 9am till 9.30pm

Further information

I run parenting courses - 8 sessions
Focussing on the emotional side to parenting especially on the transition into new parenthood.
contact for further details. These classes include pregnancy as well.

Some of the topics covered are:

The birth, social pressure when becoming a parent, expectations of parenting, normalising the emotional side to parenting, baby development.

I lecture for organisations on listening / counselling courses.
contact for futher details


Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


Helen Hadfield MA.Couns. Pract., Adv. Dip. Fam. Ther.,  Cert. Infert..

Helen Hadfield MA.Couns. Pract., Adv. Dip. Fam. Ther., Cert. Infert..