Helen Hayes MBACP Accred, UKCP Reg
15-23 St Pancras Way
07790 330514 / 07790 330514
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with expertise in working with people with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual issues, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement, low self-esteem, work problems, stress, trauma.
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I have worked as a counsellor since 1994, in the voluntary sector, in primary care, and in a university student counselling service, as well as in private practice. I therefore have considerable experience of working with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, addressing a wide range of emotional difficulties and life dilemmas, in both short-term and longer-term settings.
Whether you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of your present life, troubled by painful past experiences, or unsure of your future direction, you might find it helpful to talk things through in confidence with someone outside your normal circle of friends or family. I aim to offer you a supportive and non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore whatever is troubling you in life, express your feelings and thoughts, and come to a clearer understanding of yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (Gestalt Centre) 1996
Working with Women Psychodynamically (Women's Therapy Centre) 1999
MA in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling (New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling) 2006
Diploma in Integrative Supervision 2009
BACP Accreditation 2005
UKRC Registed Independent Counsellor 2006
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist 2007
BACP Senior Accreditation (supervisor of groups) 2012
As well as my private counselling practice, I have worked for a number of voluntary sector organisations, providing support for women affected by domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse. I have also taught on several counselling training courses.
I worked for five years as a counsellor in primary care, seeing clients referred by GPs, and for six years for a university student counselling service.
I am also qualified as a supervisor. I currently supervise for a voluntary sector counselling service and for a psychotherapy training institute.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I sometimes have concessionary places for students or people on low incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer integrative and existential supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.View supervision profile