About me and what I can offer you
Hello, my name is Helen Brightwell, seeking help may not be easy but I hope it will be worth it, finding the right counsellor for you may be a challenge too but I am easy to talk to and a natural people person. Therefore, when you contact me I hope to alleviate some of the anxiety that you may be having around taking those first steps. My aim is to provide the conditions needed for you to feel confident enough to allow me to journey with you to move forward in your life positively.
I work with a range of people seeking help with their difficulties, I work within an integrative approach which means I have the skills, experience and knowledge to be able to support you without expecting you to fit into a specific theoretical model. I work according to your personality, wants/like/dislikes so that you receive the help that you need and that works for you.
The beauty of human beings is that we are all so very different and I would really like to be the counsellor that you choose to work with, however there is no obligation after having a chat on the phone or after an initial session for you to continue with me. Ultimately, I want you to work with someone who is just right for you so that you can receive the help that you are looking for.
If you would like a more detailed description of what counselling may look like with me then please visit my website: https://www.counsellingdevotedtoyou.co.uk/
Training, qualifications & experience
I am passionate about counselling, mental health and relationships, I have experience in counselling a range of difficulties on both a long- and short-term basis with a variety of clients. I have counselled in a college, a voluntary organisation with clients with multi-faceted difficulties and provide home-based therapy when required and currently train counselling students. I also have specialist training in working with gambling addictions.
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling Level 4
- First Class BSc (Hons) Counselling Studies
- Access to HE Diploma (Combined Studies)
- Certificate in Specialist Training Working with Sexual Trauma
- Certificate in Specialist Training Couple Counselling
- Certificate in specialist Training Eating Disorders and Addictions
- Gambling Addiction Training
- Relaxation, Mindfulness and Visualisations training
- Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
- Certificate in Understanding Dignity in Safeguarding
- Certificate in Understanding Autism
- Suicide Training
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees are:
£50 face to face sessions (50mins)
I offer block bookings, 6 sessions booked and paid for in advance for £270 making sessions £45 each.
£45 telephone sessions
£50 home based therapy
£40 counselling students
I have Monday to Friday 9.15am-8.30pm appointment availability. I will try my best to work around your availability. Please get in touch to see if we can find a mutually convenient time ☺️
Questions you are asking yourself or issues which you may be experiencing
Do you find yourself repeating unhelpful old patterns of behaviour?
Do you repeatedly attract the same types of unhealthy relationships?
Do you feel stuck, low, anxious, afraid, alone, confused or stressed as a result of depression, relationships, abuse, self-harm, childhood trauma, loss or work?
Are these feelings impacting your social, emotional and psychological well-being and hindering you from living a fulfilling life?
Have traumatic experiences overwhelmingly impacted your life or conversely left you feeling numb?
Do you struggle to regulate, manage or locate your emotions?
Have your own or someone else’s gambling difficulties negatively affected your life?
Have you lost your sense of self or never really known who you are other than to be how others want you to be?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above then I could work with you by providing a comfortable and confidential space for you to talk openly, free from judgment. I aim to view and understand your world through your eyes in order to really know you and through our relationship enable you to feel confident and safe enough to share (in your own time) your whole self. This could include giving a voice to parts of you that perhaps feel vulnerable, ashamed, ignored or angry.
If you would like to arrange an informal chat on the phone please give me a call, text or email and I will get back to you within a few hours.
I look forward to hearing from you