A. Helen Nelson

A. Helen Nelson

18 Station Road
County Antrim
BT27 4QD

07732 029822

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About me

Therapy is a very personal, private and individual experience, there is nothing magical or mysterious about it - we come to therapy when something in our lives isn't working.

My intention is to support you to get in touch with your own goals and dreams. To reconnect you to that part in each of us that seeks hope and purpose and to help you to take control over the development of your own life.

My approach is warm and empathic and I hope by creating a safe environment through establishing clear boundaries and developing trust, a meaningful connection evolves at a pace that is most comfortable for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have always been interested in what makes us do what we do and I was fortunate enough to find my calling whilst studying counselling in college.

In 2010 I completed the U.U.J. HE Diploma in Counselling gaining a distinction. I have also gained a Foundation Certificate in Gestalt theory at N.R.C. and a Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy from Queen's University Belfast, as well as, the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in CBT. I have recently completed training with Sleep Scotland and am an Accredited Sleep Counsellor. I am an Accredited and Registered member of BACP.

I have also attended many short courses and workshops as part of ongoing professional development (as per BACP ethical guidelines) and I am currently working towards accreditation with BACP.

I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings which have developed my abilities as a growing therapist. From working intensely in the Autism community with young people and adults which remains an area of special interest to being a strong component of a GP surgery facing wide ranging issues from low mood, depression, domestic violence and anxiety.

My supervisors have taught me a variety of valuable interventions which I use in my daily work. I firmly believe in continuing to challenge myself as a therapist.

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An Initial consultation is free and usually no more than one hour.

Regular sessions last for 55 minutes at a cost of £35 per session.

Further information

Areas of experience...

As a Humanistic Integrative Therapist I provide counselling to both individuals and families, I specialise in the following areas:

  • Low mood / depression / anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Separation and divorce
  • Self esteem and personal growth
  • Dealing with trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anger management
  • Bullying
  • Work related stress
  • Decision making and change
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Carer support.

Sessions are available Monday - Friday, evening appointments can be made by prior arrangement.

Maps & Directions

Lisburn, BT27 4QD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have availability in the evenings as well as some daytime appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults