Helen Edney

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MBACP Registered
Unavailable until 22/09/2024

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Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8
Unavailable until 22/09/2024

This professional is temporarily unavailable and will not be responding to enquiries until they return.

About me

I am a person centred counsellor - which means I will work with you and at your pace. I offer warmth and acceptance whether working face to face in my quiet, discrete room in Royston or via a video link. I am fully insured and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work with adults to help them to understand themselves better and to live the life they desire.  Whether that is being troubled by low mood, bereavement, relationship difficulties, anxiety, loneliness, depression, midlife/menopause, life changes or something which is difficult to pinpoint without help.

I work in partnership with my clients to enable them to live more fulfilling lives.  Every individual experiences life in a way unique to them. I will work with you with compassion and without judgment.

I believe that counselling is helpful not only when life is challenging - sometimes having the opportunity to explore what is going well in your life with someone outside of family and friends can be of value.

Please get in touch and we can have an informal chat to explore how we can work together. I work face to face from a private room in Royston, or online using Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with the Road Victims Trust working with bereavement and sudden death trauma.

I volunteered as a counsellor for two years in a local secondary school, where my work was predominantly with sixth formers experiencing anxiety around exams, Covid 19 and relationships, as well as working with teaching staff.  I continue to work with teachers during summer breaks.

I have a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, am fully insured and work to the ethical code of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am currently studying an undergraduate Psychology Degree. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are £55 for a 50 minute weekly session - online or in person.

I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone session where we can discuss how you would like to work, ask any questions you may have and see if we are a good fit for one another.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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One small step at street level - I am able to assist if required. My room is on the ground floor. There are no WC facilities on site.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Helen Edney
Helen Edney