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About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor/Therapist and I have also trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I am a Counselling Supervisor and Counselling Trainer and have a great deal of experience working with people with a variety of problems and difficulties. I enjoy being with people and love seeing people grow and develop as they work through their issues and find themselves. I will work with such problems as low self esteem and confidence, anger management, anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss, post traumatic stress to name but a few, but mainly I work with the person and whatever they bring as I believe in a holistic approach to therapy and am here to help each person find their way in the world.

I am a Registered Senior Accredited Member of BACP.

I work face-to-face, on-line (Zoom or Skype) and on the telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over 6,000 clinical counselling hours over 12 years - working for voluntary organisations, the public sector and in private practice.
Post Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling
Diploma in Higher Education in Pastoral Counselling
Couple and Family Counselling Skills
Level 5 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision
T101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Advanced Psychopathology
Post Graduate Diploma in Equal Opportunities
Certificate in Counselling Skills for Major Incidents
Certificate in Addictions Counselling
Certificate in Stress Management

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Standard fee £35.00 per hour session. Discounts for counselling students.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Ground floor room, but one step to access building.


Flexible availability.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I have been qualified as a Clinical Counselling supervisor for 5 years having completed the PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision at Keele University.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Helen Bowes  Reg. MBACP (Snr Accred.) Counsellor & Supervisor

Helen Bowes Reg. MBACP (Snr Accred.) Counsellor & Supervisor