Helen Burrows Ad Dip PC MNCS Dip Hyp CS MHS
Hi my name is Helen Burrows,
Just a phone call away, based in Carrbrook near Stalybridge. I am a fully insured and accredited professional Counsellor providing a personal service. I adhere to government guidelines in respect to Covid - 19 rules. Offering face to face appointments, phone or video call.
I feel passionately about helping people through difficult times, as well as helping individuals to reach their personal goals in life. 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 and feelings, and helps to find ways to deal with any emotional issues. Counselling gives individuals the time and space to gain different perspectives and work through their problems.
I have experience of Counselling clients with a wide range of issues some of which include: Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, Bereavement, Relationship and Family Issues , Anger Management and Low Self Esteem. Other issues I deal with are listed further down the page.
I work in a safe and confidential environment. All of my sessions are working with accordance to Government Coronavirus guidelines which is explained along with my fees. I am empathetic and approachable. 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 dependent on Covid guidelines
I have previously worked for 20 years in the National Health Service in Pathology. In addition, I work in the voluntary sector at the Women's Centre in Ashton, 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,
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.
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
Confidence and Self Esteem (Tameside women and their families)
Adverse Childhood Experience(ACEs)
L.A.V.A (Life After Violence & Abuse)
Working with Suicidal Clients (Counselling Tutor)
ZSA Suicide Awareness Training
Preparing to work with Sexual Abuse (Counselling Tutor)
Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
Working at Relational Depth (Counselling Tutor)
First Aid At Work (QCF) QA Level 3
Living with Anxiety and Depression Certificate (GMW) NHS
Introduction to Couples Counselling (Counselling Tutor) Certificate
Build a Better You: Exercise and Diet for Health and Wellbeing (GMW) NHS
Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (GMW) NHS
Data Protection Certificate of Continual Professional Development
NPS ("illegal high's") Drug Awareness Training Certificate of Professional Development (Lifeline)
Safeguarding Adults from Abuse Certificate (Stockport Council)
A Good Nights Sleep Certificate Manchester Mental Health NHS
NCST Certificate Brief Advice on Smoking
Anger Management Certificate
TMCG First Aid Training (2019) 3yrs Certificated
NVQ Level 3 in Cervical Cytology (Pathology)
NVQ Level 3 in Andrology (Infertility, Pathology)
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please note : I can now offer face to face sessions/ telephone and video counselling. The sessions are in line with government Covid guidelines. 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
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, although due to Covid 19 I am unable to offer this service at present.
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
- LBGTQI Foundation
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 am currently volunteering in the Tameside area.