Helen Cleary MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Pg Dip, MBPsS
Hello, my name is Helen and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. In addition, as a mature student, I am in the final stages of training as a counselling psychologist. I offer a holistic and non-judgmental approach to therapy where I strive to treat everyone as unique, whilst offering a respectful, transparent and open approach to working together.
I will work alongside you offering an empathic way of working so that you may explore your concerns and issues and reach the goals you will set during your therapy. I can offer you a long list of qualifications, however, the ability to develop a solid working relationship through excellent interpersonal skills whilst being approachable is fundamental to my approach for therapy. After all, listening, talking and working towards change is at the heart of therapy!
The counselling process is based on an integrative approach and I can offer a Person-Centred approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis modalities. I have considerable experience working in the NHS and am now able to offer some time for private clients. If you are seeking an experienced clinician in issues such as trauma, gender identity development, anxiety, both generalised and social anxieties, phobias, addiction, relationship issues, anger management and women's health and well-being (for a full list please see below). My experience has been enhanced whilst working within the Criminal Justice Service and this has allowed me to support individuals with many issues.
I am currently approaching the end of a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. This additional training has built upon previous experience and ongoing professional development to be able to offer all clients the best possible support whilst in therapy.
I have excellent interpersonal skills having gained experience working with people in the public and private sectors as an employee and volunteer. I am self-disciplined and have a natural way of being to engage clients, and colleagues.
My experience has been developed working in the NHS and I'm now offering a private practice based in Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Chester, and across South Manchester and Cheshire. All the therapy rooms offer a calm and peaceful oasis for you to explore any issues in a safe and welcoming environment.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. Integrative Counselling Approach
- Diploma/MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies
- BSc (Hons) Psychology - Undergraduate course
- Diploma in counselling studies
- Postgrad Certificate in Counselling
- Online - Counselling Certificate
- Counselling Psychologist in professional training
- Supervisor in training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Panic Disorders
- Women's Health - Menopause symptoms
Please contact Helen to discuss fees. Student Counsellor discounts offered.
I have had a previous professional career and I am able to draw upon life experience, including raising a family alongside developing a healthy work-life balance.
I offer mindfulness and meditation practice as part of the therapeutic process.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer evening and weekend sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|