Dr Helen Damon, CPsychol, FHEA, DPsych, MA(Oxon), MA, BSc(Hons)
Hello, I’m Helen. I’m a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS), and I’m a Lecturer on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University London.
In my private practice, I offer open-ended, face-to-face psychological counselling to individuals in Brick Lane and Shoreditch High Street. As a Counselling Psychologist, I’m trained in several forms of therapy, including person-centred, existential-phenomenological, psychodynamic and CBT. This enables me to tailor the way I work to best suit your unique needs, goals and preferences as a client.
I've worked in NHS, charity, community and school settings with adults and young people. I’m experienced in working with people who have a wide range of problems, including issues relating to abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, illness, life transitions, personal identity, relationships, self-esteem, and stress.
I believe that, by coming to therapy, you’re making an investment in yourself. As such, it’s important that you take time to find the right therapist for you. As your therapist, I will offer you empathy, warmth and the utmost respect. I will work with you to explore, understand, and make changes in response to the issues that you have brought to therapy. If you’re thinking of working with me, please get in touch. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have, and to arrange an initial appointment with you so that we can think together about how your therapeutic needs might best be met.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Counselling Psychologist (PYL36552).
- The British Psychological Society (BPS), Chartered Psychologist (344417).
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych), Regent's University London.
- MA in Play Therapy (Distinction), Roehampton University.
- BSc(Hons) in Psychology (First Class), The Open University.
- BSc(Hons) in Literae Humaniores (2:1) (converted to MA), The University of Oxford.
- Certificate in CBT Skills, WPF Therapy.
- Intensive Filial Therapy Training Programme, The Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center.
- Death and Dying (Distinction), The Open University.
- Bereavement Training, Barts Health NHS Trust.
- Suicide Awareness and Prevention, The Maytree Centre.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Personal identity (identifying values and sources of meaning)
- Life transitions
- Death and dying
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
My fee is £90 per session (50 minutes) for individuals. I am an approved provider with Aviva, AXA PPP, Cigna, Vitality Health, and WPA insurance companies. I offer some discounted sessions: do please contact me to discuss this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have some availability for new clients on Thursdays and Fridays.
Types of client