Helen Biggs

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Truro, Cornwall, TR9
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About me

Hello. I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist currently working with clients via zoom and face to face. I have experience working with young adults (16+), adults and older adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, bereavement and loss, low self esteem and relationship problems. I have a particular interest in helping those experiencing anxiety and anxiety related issues, such as panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, social phobias and low self-esteem.

I believe expressing our deepest difficulties and unhappiness to someone, who will listen carefully without judgement, can help us to live a more meaningful and fulfilled life free from the weight of our anguish and distress. For many, putting concerns and feelings into words, and being closely listened to and supported in therapy, is enough to bring about the changes which are hoped for.

Sometimes exploring your thoughts and behaviour patterns can help you become aware of the negative impact they may have on your emotions and experience of life. If this is the case, we can work together to find strategies to help you cope better in situations and circumstances you find difficult, frightening and perhaps impossible.

My approach is integrative which means I am able to draw on different theories and ways of working to help you understand, and cope better with, experiences and concerns in your life which you may be struggling with.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton (BACP accredited course)
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Psychology
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Further Education Teaching (PGCE FE) 
  • Safeguarding Training

I have several years experience working in private practice.  I also have experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist for a low cost counselling service with adult and older adult clients, and have counselled young people within the FE/HE sector of education.   

As a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling  Professions' (2018). I also keep up to date with, and abide, by their current Covid safe practice guidance. I am committed to my professional development and  attend courses and seminars to enhance and inform my practice. I also attend regular supervision of my clinical practice in line with BACP guidance. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Special interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety and anxiety related disorders, such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety and phobias.


£30.00 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is usually £45 per 50 minute session. However, my aim is to make therapy affordable and accessible,  so if money is tight, and if you are a student, frontline health care worker, work within education or are a trainee counsellor, I can offer a reduced rate depending on your financial circumstances. 

I offer a free initial consultation via zoom or on the phone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Truro, Cornwall, TR9

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 Biggs
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