Helen Brady UKCP accredited Counsellor and Therapist
Hi, my name is Helen. I offer both short term and long term support. To give you a brief outline I am qualified and experienced to offer support in most areas with the following difficulties being my particular interest:
Loss, bereavement, anxiety, childhood trauma, domestic abuse and domestic violence (men and women), depression, sadness, stresses from family life including caring roles.
My training covered different modalities which means I can offer you a flexible way of working to find what may fit for you. This includes working creatively and I have recently started to offer walk and talk therapy which can bring a whole new dynamic to your experience.
The most important thing in any type of counselling or therapy is that you feel a safe connection with your therapist. I warmly invite you to contact me in whichever way feels most comfortable, let’s talk together and see if the way I work creates the safe space you need to support you through your current difficulty.
I have experience of working within a Domestic Violence Team for the Local Authority, many years of experience of empowering families to get the best support they could for their child in education. I currently work for Let’s Talk (Iaptus) and I welcome enquiries to my private practice from EAP’s. I am passionate about empowering/educating others and I offer an Introduction to therapeutic skills to educational staff, contact me for further details if this is of interest to you. I am also co-trainer for NESTT, a community interest company offering further training opportunities in therapeutic skills for both individuals and local authorities.
To reassure you, I abide by the code of ethics of UKCP, DBS checked and hold indemnity insurance.
We are in strange times right now, I am still here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we all deserve support, talk to me about the concessions I am able to offer during this difficult time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Hi, I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Relational Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I am a 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
I hold a particular interest in support individuals affected by childhood trauma (and how this impacts on adult lives), domestic abuse, and supporting carers within families.
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
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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
My fees are £40 an hour during the week and £45 an hour for Saturday morning sessions. I offer a couple of lower cost appointments for counsellors in training and/or people who are receiving benefits, please ask if this may apply to you in your initial enquiry.
Concessions offered for
I am now offering walk and talk therapy whilst maintaining social distancing. Give me a call or email and we can have a chat about how I can support you.