Helen Connor. FdSc Counselling w/d
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 meet with someone who is non judgemental, neutral and has empathy for you to talk 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 in a confidential environment and support you while you seek to move forward in your own way and in your own time.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience covers working with those suffering from trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship breakdown, bullying, addiction and the day to day challenges faced by individuals.
I am qualified with CRUSE Bereavement Care and hence have specific expertise working with those facing pre bereavement or who are bereaved at all ages.
My qualification in Counselling is an FdSc with distinction. I have also studied Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and qualified through the Macmillan Cancer Support course.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pre bereavement and facing life threatening illnesses. Loss and Trauma.
Use of creative writing and art as therapeutic tools.
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9.30 - 6pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|