Carrie Fordham - Helianthus Counselling

Carrie Fordham - Helianthus Counselling

Helianthus Counselling
Church Road
IP14 2HF

Helianthus Counselling
Encore Wellness
20 High Street
Needham Market

07508 401223

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About me

People seek therapy for many reasons. Whether there are current major issues that you need to work through, past events which affect your life now or a sense of being out of step with the world then I hope that I can offer you the support you need in order to move on.

I am a BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) registered counsellor, meaning that I belong to a professional body which ensures that I have the necessary qualifications to practise and that I work within the ethical guidelines. I also attend Clinical Supervision regularly, ensuring that I am practising effectively and to the highest standard for each client.

I practise as a Person-Centred counsellor. I aim to create a warm and non-judgemental atmosphere in which you are considered to be the expert about your own feelings and emotions. I do not give advice, instead we work together to try to make sense of troubling current or unresolved past difficulties.

I work with individuals or couples (whether partners or family) who may be struggling with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger issues, loss or a feeling of being generally out of sorts. All sessions are completely confidential and are on a strictly face to face basis.

If you decide that I could be of some help to you I am happy to arrange an appointment either over the phone or by text or email.  It is usual for individuals to have one session per week, the sessions are 50 minutes long and there is no upper limit on the amount of sessions you can choose to attend. For couples I suggest a session once a fortnight, the appointments are 75 minutes long and couples commonly have 3-6 sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Essex University)

BA(Hons) French and Linguistics (Leeds University)

PGCE Secondary Education (University of East Anglia)

Volunteer counsellor for a women's refuge

Counsellor at the Colchester Institute Counselling Service

Couples Counselling Course

Drugs and Behaviour course

Attachment Theory course

Mindfulness course

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual Counselling

£50 per session

£25 per session for counselling students and unwaged (with verification)

Couples Counselling

£80 per session

The full cost of the session will be charged for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

Further information

Free parking available.

Maps & Directions

Stowmarket, IP14 2HF
Needham Market, IP6 8AP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm. Some evenings available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults