Helen Anne Wells PGDip, Registered MBACP (Accred)
I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space in which we can together explore the issues which have brought you to this point in your life journey, supporting and enabling you to develop greater self-awareness and consider the choices that are open to you.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I am trained to work with a wide range of approaches. I believe in a whole person approach which takes into consideration the interaction between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual or soulful aspects of ourselves and offer an empathic, non-judgemental space.
If you feel that I might be able to help you please contact me via telephone or e-mail and we can arrange an initial meeting within which we can discuss why you are looking for counselling and what you would like to achieve. If you would like to go ahead we can then arrange to meet on a weekly basis, which we can regularly review together. The length of time taken in therapy is very individual and I can offer short, medium and long-term support as required by the individual. There is no fixed amount of sessions that you must 'sign up' for and you are free to leave at any time; it is my experience that counselling needs are very individual, however I have found that a minimum of six sessions are helpful to develop a supportive therapeutic relationship within which difficult personal issues can be explored.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and have worked in both voluntary and private practice.
I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Registered Member of The UK Council for Psychotherapy, and adhere to both ethical frameworks. I am listed on the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority, hold an up to date DRB and am Registered with the ICO for data handling. I also hold a current First Aid Certificate.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime or evening appointments, the cost of which is £50.00 per therapeutic hour of 50 minutes. The first or initial session is available at a half-rate £25.00 to allow an opportunity for us to meet and explore what I can offer. A small number of reduced fee places are occasionally available for those on limited incomes; these places may be subject to a waiting period. Please contact me for further information.