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About me


My specialist areas are adult children of narcissistic parents, and parents of autistic children. I recently completed a Masters on the subject of working therapeutically with adult children of narcissistic parents, and I feel well equipped to understand some of what you might have experienced.

Choosing a therapist is like choosing a pair of shoes. It's got to be comfortable and a good fit. That being said, it may be easier for you to arrange a telephone call with me, to see if we are a good fit. There is no obligation, and if you decide that I'm not right for you, I will help you find someone who is as much as I can reasonably do so.

I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist, working with an integrative model. This means that I have knowledge of different techniques and theory to use to help you in therapy.I chose to train in this model because I believe that the more I know, the more I can help you. Being a member of the BACP means I am upheld by their requirements and standards, but most importantly their Ethical Code. I chose to become a counsellor because I wanted to help people, and know from my own experience of therapy how supportive and empowering it can be.

I work with a range of problems, including but not limited to:

  • Adult children of Narcissistic Parents
  • Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • Trauma,
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Autism
  • Infertility
  • Pre and post natal anxiety,
  • Addiction

My work experience is quite varied, having worked with clients who've suffered with sexual abuse, as well as working with staff in the NHS, who came with a wide variety of challenges and problems.

My Bristol therapy room is in Westbury-on-Trym, on the High Street, with parking outside, and my Monmouth therapy room is above the shoe shop Envee, which is accessible from the back next to the Waitrose car park. I aim to create a safe and non judgemental space where you can explore the things that are challenging you, helping you find a new perspective and self-awareness, which in turn may offer you resolution and peace.

Usually I will see clients weekly for anything from 6 weeks to ongoing long term therapy. In the first session we will talk about the therapeutic contract, which is in place to keep you and I safe, and what you would like to gain from therapy. Everything is open to discussion, and there's no obligation to continue seeing me after the first session if you don't think it's the right fit for you.

To book an appointment, please call me on 07766 754824, or email me through the contact form, for an informal chat to see if I can help you with your aims for therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master of Arts in Integrative Pyschotherapy and Counselling

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills

Associate Counsellor for Avon Partnership Occupational Health (NHS)

Course Delivery of 'Resilience Building' for Avon Partnership Occupational Health (NHS)

Course Delivery of 'Wellbeing Workshop' for Avon Partnership Occupational Health (NHS)

In house training for schools on Autism

In house training for schools on Attachment.

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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£55 per 50 minute session

Counselling Students: £25 per 50 minute session


Bristol: Tuesday 10am-4.30pm Thursday 2pm-8pm

57-59 High Street

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Helen Child Villiers LLB PGCert PGDip MBCAP

Helen Child Villiers LLB PGCert PGDip MBCAP