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Helen Braithwaite MBACP MSc Counselling

About me

Sometimes in our lives things go wrong and it is hard to know which path to take or we may want to consider where we are and what we need. I believe counselling can help to provide a safe, neutral and confidential space, in which to work out who we are, where we are, which road we wish to take.

I am a qualified counsellor with an MSc in Counselling from Bristol University (Integrated Approach) and have trained with Nottingham University using a Person Centred Approach and I am a registered member of the BACP( British Association of  Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I work as an integrated counsellor which means using the learning from a number of different counselling models: this enables me to work with a wide range of issues in an empathic and creative way. Working together, exploring your needs and issues in a mutual way, whilst respecting your pace and individual requirements.

My life experiences and training have been wide and varied and I feel this has provided me with a firm base from which to practice as a counsellor. I can offer both short and long term counselling. My practice is in Bristol offering appointments Monday – Friday( including some evening slots) and easily accessible from Whiteladies and Pembroke Road.

For Further information about "Who I am" and "how I work " please click through to my Website @ www.yourpath.biz

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Counselling using the Integrated approach (Bristol University) Specialist research areas in difference, dyslexia and shame.

Advanced Certificate in Counselling. Person Centred approach (Nottingham University)

MBACP. Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

RGN. Registered General Nurse (Northampton)

Cruse Bereavement Care Training Programme


Along side my private practice I also worked with Cruse Bereavement Care over many years . My experience has included over 30 years' experience working within health services and voluntary organisations which has given me a wide-ranging experience covering many issues including dyslexia, suicide, the effects of illness on family life, living with chronic and terminal illness, sudden illness, abortion, infertility, those struggling with dependency issues, sudden death, domestic violence and many other life issues.

Member organisations


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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


First session as an introduction will be £20 for 50 minutes and then £40 thereafter.

I'm offering a 25% discount to NHS and Key workers

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

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

I'm offering skype and telephone counselling. After lockdown face to face will once again be available


flexible availability

I'm offering a 25% discount to NHS and key workers


Helen Braithwaite MBACP MSc Counselling

Helen Braithwaite MBACP MSc Counselling