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About me

Hi there and lovely to have you viewing my profile.

I’m a person centred counsellor, which essentially means I will walk with you, as you work through any issues that you’d like to talk about.

I firmly believe in the power of communication and will put you at the centre of your own therapy. I can gently help you unpick what you would like to bring into your therapeutic space.

My specialisms are working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, working with parents/carers of children/young people who have additional needs.

I also have many years of experience being a teacher, after having taught (special ed) for a decade and a half. 

I am a registered counsellor with the BACP.

Hope to hear from you soon, Helen :)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been qualified as a counsellor for 17 years and have a BSc in Counselling.

I work with children, young people and adults; including older adults.

I have completed many training courses and my most recent ones have been:

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Suicide and Risk
  • Eating Disorders
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy
  • I also competed the first year of a MSc in Special Educational Needs - Autism.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Working with parents/carers/family of children, young people and adults with SEND.
  • Working with young people and adults with SEND.
  • Working with teachers, SLT and educational setting workers
  • Working with pet bereavement.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Sessions will last up to one hour and each session is £55

For face to face appointments, I will be available on Zoom and Teams, which gives us both more flexibility for times and days of availability. I can also offer telephone appointments too.

For self-funding 18-25 year olds, I offer a reduced fee of £45 per hour.

I operate a 24-hour cancellation fee also.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm & Friday am

Please message me and I’ll call or email you back. We can discuss appointment times, any questions you may have and what you would like to work on :) 

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

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Online platforms

Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
H. Bowers

H. Bowers