Helen Arnold

Loughborough LE11 & Nottingham NG1
07910 357 472 07910 357 472
Loughborough LE11 & Nottingham NG1

About me

Sometimes problems get too much and getting on with life or putting on a brave face only distract you for a bit. Too often people live with grief, pain, shame and fear, sometimes for decades, using all sorts of strategies to cope, finally coming for counselling when the strategies become less effective or they are just exhausted. That's often when depression, anxiety, anger, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or loss threaten to bring everything crashing down.

It can be difficult to admit that it's hard to cope and seek help. If you take the brave step of getting in touch with me we can talk on the phone or meet for a chat and start to get to know each other. The decision to work together will be mutual. There's no pressure and our sessions are confidential.

I am a humanistic, integrative therapist trained in using a variety of skills and approaches to provide the right counselling for each client, because everyone is unique! Perhaps more importantly, I offer a safe, genuine, caring and professional counselling relationship. A warm, human relationship within strong ethical and professional boundaries.

I work one to one with people of all ages and with a range of concerns including but not limited to: Illness, bereavement, addiction, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, difficult or abusive relationships, loneliness, over or under-eating, depression and work, family or study stress.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling qualifications are:

Bsc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy (accredited by Staffordshire University)

Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling from the University of Leicester

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018)

Why Attachment Matters (2016)
Emergency First Aid at Work (2018)
Experiential Training on the Six Part Story Method (2019)
Exploring Race in the Therapeutic Relationship (2019)
The Aurora Project (2019)
Medication used in Mental Health (2019)Introduction to Safeguarding Children (2020)
Regular therapists' professional development group

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


£40 per session

Nottingham Counselling Service
Unit 5
Victoria Court
Kent Street


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Weekday and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Helen Arnold

Helen Arnold