Helen Dacey B.D. Hons, PGCE, PG Dip Couns, Adv Dip Supervision NCS Accredited
My aim as a counsellor is to provide a service where clients can discuss their concerns in a safe, confidential, caring and compassionate environment.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is 'present focussed,' it works with thoughts and feelings in the 'here and now.' Sometimes, through no fault of our own we often get 'stuck,' in vicious cycles. CBT is about finding out what is keeping us 'stuck,' and making changes in our thinking and actions in order to improve the way we feel. CBT is a collaborative and evidenced based therapy and it has proven to be particularly successful for treating anxiety and depression and low self esteem.
Having studied world religions and philosophy I am also able to provide counselling from a spiritual and faith perspective but only if this is of relevance to you.
I am also available for bereavement support and counselling, coaching, mentoring and counselling supervision.
Some feedback I have received from former clients demonstrates the benefits of counselling and learning CBT techniques.
' it is an amazing feeling when you're listened to without judgement in a caring and supportive environment. I now feel in a better place -happier and content and looking forward to the future.'
'All of my sessions with Helen were supportive and the CBT techniques Helen taught me brought about a huge change in my thinking patterns and in my confidence.'
Due to the current Covid-19 situation I am only able to offer on-line or telephone counselling or supervision for the immediate future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision NCS Accredited 2018
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - University Of Wales Newport 2012
Post Graduate Certificate In Counselling - University of Wales Newport 2010
Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Post 16 - Cardiff University 1999
Bachelor of Divinity - Cardiff University 1998
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy £ 40.00 per 50 min session
Supervision £ 75.00 per 90 min session
I offer concessions for counselling and for clinical supervision for students - please contact me to discuss
Concessions offered for
My work as a qualified professional counsellor benefits from the added value of my personal and professional life experience that is wide and varied. I have a mixed race and mixed faith family & I have lived in London for over 20 years where I worked as a financial advisor for a high street bank, returning to Wales in 1995. Upon my return I studied Theology & Philosophy in Cardiff and went on to become a teacher working with young people aged 16+. I have taught and supported young people and adults with additional learning needs and worked in Community Education teaching Literacy & Life SkilIs.
I am an accredited member and registered supervisor of the National Counselling Society.
I also belong to the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists. I undergo regular supervision and training to ensure that my practice is up to date with current developments in the counselling world.
Please ring 07538 697818 for more information about the service that I provide.