Helen Biggs BSc., MBACP (Registered)
I am a professional and qualified counsellor with an empathic, supportive and realistic approach to working with people. I provide a safe space in which you can explore what is going on for you. I am able to support and guide you, I will not judge or offer advice.
As an integrative counsellor I use a range of models to best suit the individual, so I can tailor the therapy to you and your needs. I am able to use creative techniques within the sessions offering an alternative to talking, which can be beneficial for children and young people (and of course, adults!).
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework in my professional practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (2017)
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2012)
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Hypnotherapy (2010)
BSc Hons Psychology (2003)
I have experience of working on a long term and short term basis with a wide range of clients from the age of 10 years old and upwards. This has been through working in both private practice and the charity sector for organisations supporting those with mental health issues and those who have experienced abuse and trauma. I have also worked within a secondary school offering counselling to students aged between 11 and 19 years old on a variety of issues. My experience has meant I have worked with adults and young people on many issues including anxiety, stress, depression, abuse, trauma, grief and loss, bullying, anger, self esteem and confidence to name a few.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Initial Assessment Session - £25 (up to 1 hour)
Counselling Session - £40 (50 mins)
What to expect
Once you have made contact with me I initially offer a short phone conversation to get a sense of what is going on for you and find out more about what you hope to gain from counselling. I will also explain a bit about how I work. An email exchange can also be arranged if preferred.We can then both agree whether to continue onto an Initial Assessment Session.
The initial assessment session is a face to face meeting that explores the challenges you are facing now or have done in the past, your reasons for seeking counselling, your hopes and goals; it is also further opportunity for us to decide whether we would like to work together. We can decide in this session on a number of sessions, however this can be reviewed as we go along as this often changes.
Once we have agreed to the counselling sessions we will find a suitable day and time for you to attend on a weekly basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have Wednesday morning and Thursday evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|