Helen Ayres

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Tewkesbury GL20 & Worcester WR5
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist offering assessment, formulation and therapy to adults and young adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties or distress.

I work primarily in the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire areas. However, I can also offer appointments online .

I can offer a psychological assessment to provide you with a psychological understanding of the strengths, difficulties and possible areas for future work.

I draw from a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Short-term Psychodynamic therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. My approach is supportive and integrative, and if appropriate, I may use a range of therapy models to create an individualised therapy for you.  ​

​I can offer clinical supervision to health professionals face to face or via Skype.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Specialist Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in clinical and health psychology. I have worked in both Adult Mental Health and Health Psychology Services in three different NHS services. Since 2010 I have also been offering private, clinical and medico-legal services alongside my NHS work.

​I have clinically supervised qualified clinical and health psychologists, trainee clinical psychologists and colleagues from other professional groups (regarding psychological issues).

I am registered as a Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council, which is the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists in the United Kingdom. I am also registered as Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I am subject to the ethical requirements and standards of both organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


Additional information

£90  for a 50 minute therapy session

I also offer a sliding scale of fees for those on limited incomes, negotiated on an individual basis.

Please contact me for information about my fees for any other services.

Payment in full is due prior to each session.  You may pay with cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Please remember to cancel or reschedule an appointment 24 hours in advance; otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate for any missed session.

When I work

Mondays: 9am-6pm Thursdays: 9am--3pm Fridays: 9am-3pm ​ Evening appointments are also available upon request.

Further information

We all have times in our lives that are painful and experiences that are difficult. Emotional and psychological distress are natural responses to such events and are incredibly common. At these times, we may benefit from someone to support us to develop strategies and different ways of coping and yet seeking support can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Finding the right professional to help you make sense of your difficulties in order to move forward is a deeply personal choice and it can be difficult to know which kind of therapy would be helpful.

For this reason, we would usually begin by talking on the phone. This would give you a chance to ask any questions you might have and I can get a sense of what you are needing help with.

The next step would be for us to schedule an initial consultation.  I will be interested to hear about the difficulties that are troubling you, how you experience the issues that you’re struggling with and how you got to this point in your life. You can expect that I would listen carefully, occasionally asking for more detail where necessary. I am respectful of the unfamiliarity and potentially anxiety provoking nature of these first sessions, and so I would support you to go at your own pace.

If we decide to work together, we would agree on the duration of therapy and make a plan for this. If we decide that something else would be better for you, I’ll do my best to help you find appropriate sources of help.

Bredon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

Spire, Southbank Hospital, 139 Bath Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 3YB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Helen Ayres
Helen Ayres