About me

Looking to make a real change? I offer a friendly, welcoming and safe environment in which to explore your concerns, identify their root causes, evolve your sense of self-worth and gain a greater sense of autonomy. I can help you view your life through a different lens and strengthen your ability to develop resilience when dealing with challenging circumstances.

As an integrative therapist, I draw upon a range of therapies, including person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and tailor them to meet your individual needs. I can provide short-term, long-term and time-limited therapy and I work with individuals aged 18 to 80+.

Specialist areas include Anger Management, Anxiety, ASD Challenges, Bereavement and Loss, Depression, LGBTQ+ Issues, Loneliness, Low Self-esteem, Relationship Issues, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts and Work-related Concerns including Conflict, Redundancy and Career Changes.

I offer face-to-face sessions in Farnham, Surrey and can also deliver via Zoom, WhatsApp video and telephone.

Testimonials:

"I just wanted to thank you for having had such a positive effect on my outlook on life. Our weekly chats and the ideas and "tools" that you have introduced have been instrumental in my new positivity and I find myself looking forward to the future - rather than thinking that there may not be one!"

"I felt connected with Helen and speaking with a therapist has helped considerably."

"I didn't know what to expect, but my therapist has helped me to understand myself and my feelings for the first time in years."

"I felt that the therapy helped me a lot. More than I was expecting."

"Helen has been wonderful in understanding and helping me address my concerning issues, which covered a wide range of areas in my life."

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited Therapeutic Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I have been a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) since 2008 and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have regular supervision, undertake continuous professional development (CPD), hold an enhanced DBS Certificate and am fully insured.

In addition to my private practice, I have provided counselling sessions to NHS patients through the IAPT Service (via The Eaves in partnership with NHS Surrey and Borders Trust); worked as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor delivering support to university students and delivered bereavement counselling at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Qualifications:

  • CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative
  • Route (Level 4) 2008
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)
  • CPCAB Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-02)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Getting Started:

It's easy to get the ball rolling, I can offer you a free, no-obligation, 20-minute initial telephone consultation, to help you decide if counselling is the right form of support for you. If working together feels comfortable then the next stage is to agree on a time and day of the week for our 50-minute sessions (usually weekly). I offer the option of short-term, long-term or time-limited therapy.

My counselling rooms are in Farnham, Surrey and are easy to find, with nearby parking facilities and links to public transport. I also offer online therapy sessions via Zoom, WhatsApp and phone.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Room 6, Therapy Rooms
23 East Street
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7SD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Helen Drysdale

Helen Drysdale