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Hi my name is Helen Burrows,
Just a phone call away, based in Carrbrook near Stalybridge. I am an empathetic and approachable, fully insured and accredited professional Counsellor providing a personal service. Offering face to face appointments, phone or video call. I offer an initial free phone consultation.
I feel passionately about helping people through difficult times, as well as helping individuals to reach their personal goals. I appreciate that sometimes life is a struggle and from time to time it can be difficult to move forward. I offer an approach which is non judgemental and which helps individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions. I use different theory models appropriate to the clients needs. Counselling gives individuals the time and space to gain different perspectives and work through any presenting problems,helping them to move forward.
I have experience of Counselling clients with a wide range of issues some of which include:
- Stress and Anxiety,
- Relationship and Family Issues,
- Anger Management
- Confidence/Low Self Esteem.
Other issues I deal with are listed further down the page.
I am DBS (CRB) checked and I have regular clinical supervision. My practice is based locally in the Tameside area, and home visits can be arranged locally.
I have previously worked for 20 years in the National Health Service in Pathology. In addition, I worked in the voluntary sector at the Women's Centre in Ashton until 2021, and most recently was employed by a local organisation offering support to individuals and families suffering from drug, alcohol abuse and mental health issues. I am also qualified in:
- Indian Head Massage,
- Arm, Hand, Leg and Foot massage,
You are welcome to contact me on 07557684213 or by sending me a message here.
Training, qualifications & experience
- AIM Awards level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip PC
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
- BSY Diploma Indian Head Massage (ABC Level 3)
- Practitioners Diploma in Hand, Arm, Leg and Foot Massage
- Grief and Bereavement
- Confidence and Self Esteem(12 week rolling programme)
- Adverse Childhood Experience(ACEs)
- L.A.V.A (Life After Violence & Abuse, 12 week rolling programme)
- Safeguarding Adults from Abuse Certificate (Stockport Council)
- Working with Suicidal Clients
- ZSA Suicide Awareness Training (NHS)
- Preparing to work with Sexual Abuse
- Anger Management Certificate(12 week rolling programme)
- Preparing to Work with Anger
- Living with Anxiety and Depression Certificate (GMW) NHS
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
- Introduction to Couples Counselling
- Working at Relational Depth
- Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (GMW) NHS
- NPS ("illegal high's") Drug Awareness Training Certificate of Professional Development (Lifeline) and Delivering Alcohol Workshops
- Understanding about Gender and Gender Identification
- A Good Nights Sleep Certificate Manchester Mental Health NHS
- First Aid At Work (QCF) QA Level 3
- TMCG First Aid Training(2019) 3yrs Certificated
- Build a Better You: Exercise and Diet for Health and Wellbeing (GMW) NHS
- Data Protection Certificate of Continual Professional Development
- NCST Certificate Brief Advice on Smoking
- NVQ Level 3 in Cervical Cytology (Pathology)
- NVQ Level 3 in Andrology (Infertility)
I am a member of the National Counselling Society / NC S14-01116, National Hypnotherapy Society /HS00T84 and qualified in Indian Head Massage in 2007 at the British School of Yoga.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£30.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Please note: I can now offer face to face sessions/ telephone and video counselling. There is a short initial phone call to establish how I can help you.
Face to Face sessions are charged at £30 for individual Counselling
Couples Counselling - Face to Face sessions are charged at £40
Telephone or Video call sessions are charged at £25 per individual Counselling and £35 for Couple Counselling.
I also offer Hypnotherapy sessions:
Face to Face sessions are charged at £30 and Telephone/Video call £25 per session
Please note all sessions are approximately 50 minutes to an hour long in duration
All payments by Bank Transfer/ Cash or Cheque
Please refer to my website regarding further information and testimonials
When I work
I am available to offer sessions between 9am - 8pm week days (weekends by arrangement).
Working with drug and alchohol issues
I have experience in delivering Induction training to staff and volunteers working in the drug and alcohol sector. Training in - Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Boundaries, Equality and Diversity, Drug and Alcohol Awareness. I also have experience working with the youth sector 11-19 yrs as well as working with the over 50's promoting wellbeing to individuals/groups. I also deliver massage therapy to local care homes and day centres.
I have delivered alcohol workshops to staff, volunteers and clients in organisations across the Greater Manchester area. Through this work I have been able to help people through:
- Brief Interventions
- Outreach Community work
I have gained specialist knowledge in the following areas:
- Mental health
- Self harm
- Sexual abuse
- Confidence and self esteem
- LBGTQI Foundation (attending Pride and Sparkle events)
I have previously volunteered for East Northants County Council delivering 'Meals on Wheels' to the elderly.
I have also volunteered in counselling, covering the Greater Manchester area.
I was also volunteering in the Tameside area until 2021