Helen Connor. FdSc Counselling w/d

Helen Connor. FdSc Counselling w/d


07835 274499 / 07835 274499

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07835 274499 / 07835 274499

About me

Tides Counselling Practice is so named because we all have highs and lows in our life; times when we seem to ‘spring’ forward and then there is a ‘neep’ when things seem bleak and muddy. Occasionally events simply flood over us and we feel completely overwhelmed by the associated emotions. Sometimes, we can feel as if we are just drifting along taken by forces out of our control like flotsam and jetsam.

My own life experience has sometimes felt as though I’m being tossed and thrown by turbulent waters. That same life experience combined with my experience as a counsellor, has taught me how resilient the human spirit is.

Counselling can be lots of different things for different people. What it essentially offers is an opportunity to talk through issues with someone who is neutral and has empathy for you, (not a family member or friend), about things which you are finding it hard to talk to others about. In coming to counselling, I will try and help you to make some sense of what is happening to you and support you while you seek to move forward in your own way and in your own time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have qualified with CRUSE bereavement care and hence have specific expertise working with those who are bereaved. My experience is also in working with pre-bereavement, life threatening illnesses, trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, couples counselling, major life change and the day to day challenges faced by individuals.

I have gained a qualification on the Macmillan Cancer Support course through the London Open College Network plus my qualification in counselling is an FdSc with distinction in Counselling. I have also studied Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre bereavement and facing life threatening illnesses. Loss and Trauma.


After an initial assessment, my fees are £40 per hour.

Some flexibility can be arranged for those on benefits or suffering hardship.

Cheques are not accepted. Cash and BACS transfer are preferred.

Further information

I have lived in North West Bristol for many years and have worked with clients throughout Bristol and North Somerset. ​My clients come to a comfortable, confidential and safe space which is easily accessible by car and via public transport. Home visits can be considered.

Maps & Directions

Shirehampton, BS11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday 9.30 - 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme