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PGDip BSc (Hons) MBACP

About me

Hello, my name is Helen and for as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a Counsellor and I feel so lucky, and privileged, to be doing a job that I love.

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Women
Over time, my practice has evolved with my passion and I now work with women who are struggling with challenges such as the following:

anxiety

childhood neglect

birth trauma

postnatal depression

panic attacks or flashbacks

loss of self

emotional overwhelm

grief

trauma from abuse

stress, depression, self-blame

relationship issues

low self-esteem and negative life events

My aim, as a Counsellor, is to offer you a unique environment where you can freely explore what’s going on for you. An opportunity, through exploration, to try and understand why you might be feeling the way you do. To increase your understanding of yourself through discussion, normalisation and reflection. In short, I want to help you to feel clearer, more confident and more able to discover a new way of being that feels right to you.

Many clients that come to me want me to take away the ‘chaos’ that’s going on inside their head, they want clarity of thought, less overwhelming emotions. By offering space and time away from the demands of life, my clients have the opportunity to ‘catch up’, to gain clarity of thought, to connect with feelings in a safe way, to grieve losses and to celebrate successes. This process of pausing and processing, is so important in order for life to continue in a different way. As a result, I find my clients rediscovering themselves, regaining confidence and creating a more balanced life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor/Psychotherapist who encompasses Person-centred, Psychoanalytic and Existential influences. I offer an empathic, non-judgemental and confidential space where I can help you to explore issues in a private, quiet and relaxed environment.

I hold registered membership with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), a first degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have completed CPD workshops in the following:

Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma

Existential Therapy

Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Sexual Abuse Recovery

Supervision and Attachment Theory

Relationships: Why do we bother?

Introduction to Ritual Abuse

Working with Creative Materials

Strokes and Games in Transactional Analysis

Stress Management Workshop

The Missing Link: Working with the Traumatised Body

Working with Client Dysregulation

CBT Techniques and Problem solving

Reducing the Risk of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue for Therapists and their Clients

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £65.00 to £95.00

Additional information

I currently offer  Face to Face, Telephone and Virtual Counselling for adult women at the following rates:

Initial Consultation:-

£65 per weekday session

Ongoing Counselling Fees:-

Weekday £65- £95 per 50 minute session

I really believe that everyone would benefit from speaking with a Counsellor and I also understand that not everyone can afford to do so, I therefore offer Counselling fees on a sliding scale to try and make my services available to as many people as possible. We will agree your ongoing counselling fee after the Initial consultation.

When I work

Daytime appointments Mon-Friday

Further information

Please feel free to call if you would like to discuss your needs and find out how I can help.

Hersham, Surrey, KT12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

Unfortunately I cannot offer wheelchair access, but I can offer telephone or virtual counselling as an alternative.

Online platforms

Zoom

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