Helen Brady UKCP accredited Counsellor and Therapist
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile, I hope you will gain a sense of what I offer and how I may be able to support you. I am an experienced and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor working with individuals. I offer sessions in a variety of ways to suit your needs including online, outdoors and face to face in my private room in Market Weighton.
All counsellors and therapists work differently, I work relationally and creatively, bringing together theories from many areas including Gestalt, transactional analysis, attachment theories and trauma informed therapy. I have a particular interest in childhood trauma, domestic abuse/violence, loss, bereavement. I also have experience in working with anxiety, perinatal mental health, divorce and separation.
I believe the key to successful counselling and therapy lies in the relationship between client and therapist. With this in mind, I work relationally with empathy and at your pace. I respect and value that your experiences are unique to you and understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support. I will do my best to ensure you feel welcomed from the moment you make your enquiry and will happily answer any questions you may have.
I believe that we all deserve the right to be heard and understood. All to often in life we are given 'messages', sometimes unspoken ones, sometimes they are not even in our awareness, yet they can have an impact on our emotional wellbeing. We may find ourselves wondering about many things such as why me? what have I done wrong? I don’t know what to do? I don’t know who I am anymore, I feel lost. By offering you an ethical, empathic therapeutic relationship, I will support you to find your way.
I offer an initial free phone chat to discuss your difficulties and an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable ‘being together’ and the way I work.
If you want any further information please take a look at my website @ helenbradycounselling.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
Hi, I hold a Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Relational Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a registered (accredited) member of UKCP and I abide by their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
I also hold the following qualifications:
Certificate in Therapeutic Skills for Schools and Communities.
Certificate in Training the Trainer in Therapeutic Skills for Schools and Communities.
Adult Mental Health First Aid Certificate
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate
Open University Advanced Certificate in Early Year
Open University Level 1 Understanding Autism in the modern world
Perinatal Mental Health
I hold a particular interest in supporting individuals affected by childhood trauma (and how this impacts on adult lives), domestic abuse, loss and bereavement.
I have many years experience working in education and therapeutically supporting families. Alongside my private work, I am an associate for House of Light, providing counselling through Iaptus (NHS) for Hull and York.
I offer Therapeutic Skills Training to Teachers and support Staff at affordable rates. Awareness of the importance of good mental health in our children is growing and by teaching staff therapeutic skills they are able to support children through their difficulties within the school setting.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My fees are £45 an hour. I hold a couple of lower cost appointments for counsellors in training and/or people who are receiving benefits, please feel free to ask.
Concessions offered for
Weekdays and evenings (Monday - Thursday)