Helen Douch

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Counsellor + Supervisor. BA Hons, BACP Accred
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome and thank you for viewing my profile.

I am now offering face to face appointments again with safeguards in place to ensure both client and counsellor safety. I am happy to discuss this if you have any queries.

If you are reading this you have probably already decided that you want to explore some aspect of your life that is troubling you. You may be suffering from anxiety or sadness, stressed at work, having relationship difficulties, or be experiencing a more vague sense that something just isn't quite right in your life. Perhaps you have a specific question about your life that you want help finding the answer to.  Maybe a major life event such as illness, bereavement, or retirement has left you struggling. Or perhaps it is that external events going on in the world such as the climate crisis, wars, or political polarisation feel overwhelming, and you want to find a way of processing this such that you can still live a meaningful life.

My own experience of counselling has taught me that, given the right counsellor, it is possible to make sense of experiences that previously seemed too complicated or overwhelming to sort out. My aim as a counsellor is to provide a safe space in which you can explore your difficulties.  I will listen as non-judgementally as I can, helping you to identify, untangle, and clarify those troubling, confusing emotions and thoughts. I will make space for you to express strong feelings, for example, of loss and anger at what has happened in your life, so that you can come to terms with those feelings. I will endeavour to be empathic and responsive to whatever you bring to counselling.

Getting started

If you think counselling may help, the first step is to get in contact with me, either by email or phone. We can have a confidential, no-obligation chat, and if you decide you want to meet up we will arrange an initial face to face appointment. This will last an hour. Here you can get an idea of how I work, and whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you. Trust your instincts on this as it is important to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with. I will also explain my professional policies including my ethical practice, fees, and appointment arrangements.

If you decide that I am the right counsellor for you, we will then arrange further weekly or fortnightly appointments. The number of sessions we have together is up to you, as we will work at your pace, and on the issues you want to explore. This is something we can discuss in the first appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I volunteered with TimeNorfolk (the pregnancy loss charity) in Norwich from 2017 until 2023. I was also a volunteer at The Norwich Centre where I worked for over 4 years.

I also have over 30 years of working in the NHS as an anaesthetist with an interest in Obstetrics and Intensive Care.


  • Form & Freedon Online Person-Centred Supervision Training Course
  • BA Person Centred Counselling Middlesex University
  • Diploma Person-Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of East Anglia

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per hour session which can be paid by cash, cheque and BACs transfer. Some concessions available.

When I work

Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm

Beccles, Suffolk, NR34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

There are 2 steps up and down to enter my counselling room. There is the possiblity of attending for your sessions at Saxons in Beccles where there is full accessibility. This would need to be discussed when you make contact.

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Helen Douch
Helen Douch