Helen Caro BA (Hons), Registered MBACP, Integrative Relational Counsellor
Kingston Upon Thames
I appreciate that coming to see a counsellor can be a very difficult thing to do. It is often hard to articulate our feelings and there may be a fear that bringing what is troubling us out into the open will give it an unwanted intensity and focus. There may also be an inclination to dismiss our own needs in order to fulfil the demands and expectations of others and of society in general. Allocating time to our emotional well being can be seen as an indulgence and yet the internal suffering that can come about from suppressing our emotional needs is often very distressing and painful. I believe that once we truly understand why we think and feel as we do it can be life changing. It can allow us to make different choices and helps us approach and view situations in a more positive, constructive way.
How I work:
As an integrative counsellor, I draw from a range of psychological theories (including psychodynamic, humanistic and CBT) depending on what your needs and personality requires.
I offer a discounted rate for the first session at which point we can discuss the best way to move forward depending on your circumstances and needs. Each session lasts 50 minutes and I would usually recommend that sessions take place at the same time each week.
What I can help with:
Alongside private practice, I have worked for the NHS in a GP surgery where I have seen clients with a wide range of issues and I also volunteer as a bereavement counsellor. Symptoms and life issues that I frequently work with include depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues and post natal depression. However, this list is by no means exhaustive and many people come to counselling because they have a general feeling of low mood and a sense that life is not how they would like it to be.
Above all else, I believe it is the relationship between the counsellor and client that will provide the best opportunity for change and as such, no matter how big or small the problem seems to you, you will be treated with warmth and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified counsellor with a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their strict code of ethics. I have regular supervision with a BACP accredited supervisor and I am committed to ongoing professional training as per the BACP guidelines.
I have experience working as a counsellor in an NHS GP's surgery as well as in a bereavement service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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Sessions cost £45 and last 50 minutes. I offer a discounted rate of £25 for the first session. Other concessionary rates may be available and I would be very happy to discuss these with you.
Please take a look at my website for more information about the work I do and how I may be able to help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer weekday and evening sessions and may have some weekend slots available.
Types of client