Helen Blackburn, Dip Couns (TA), Reg BACP
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and difficult to cope with. We can feel stuck in behaviours and emotions that we want to change, but don't know how to. At times like these I can provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgemental relationship, where you can take the time you need to find new and more harmonious ways of being.
If you’re struggling with difficulties such as anxiety, motivation, depression, trauma or chronic illness, then I can warmly support you to understand and transform your experience and create the life you would like. We will use our first session to explore what it is you're looking for from counselling - and how we might work together. Some of my clients work with me for several years, some for a few months or weeks, depending on the outcome they are seeking to achieve.
My specialist psychotherapy training is in Transactional Analysis. I have also trained in Humanistic Counselling and N.L.P, and have extensive experience in Co-Counselling.
Whilst I work privately with all age groups, I am a volunteer counsellor with clients age 15-25, and work for the agency Here4You, which provides online counselling to young adults living in rural isolation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip. Couns, Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
Transactional Analysis 101.
Foundation training in Humanistic Counselling and N.L.P.
Extensive experience in Co-Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£30-£50 per 50 minute individual session, £45-£60 per 1 hour couples session.
Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session. Please let me know if you require a receipt for fees paid.
If you need to change or cancel an appointment please let me know as soon as possible – I do charge for missed sessions unless you can give me 48 hours notice or unless we can find an alternative time the same week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Fluent English and French, basic Spanish and Welsh|
My current practise rooms are not wheelchair accessible, I do offer online and telephone counselling.
Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evenings at Cardigan Natural Healing Centre, Weds- Friday online/telephone counselling.
Types of client