About me

Life can feel tough and challenging at times. This may be following a specific life event, a change of circumstance, or for reasons completely unexpected or unknown. When we are struggling with something difficult we can often feel unhappy, confused, anxious or overwhelmed, with a sense of feeling stuck and unsure of where to start or what to do. Whatever your reason for accessing therapy, I believe that we all have the capacity for change and positive personal growth and that counselling can support you to bring about the change you want by helping you to find ways of placing yourself back in control.

I work in a person-centred way.  This means that I value you and your personal experience and beliefs. You may find talking things through to explore and unravel difficult thoughts or feelings most helpful, or looking at practical strategies such as ways of managing stress or anxiety. I will support you to find the right balance and solutions for you.

I understand that accessing counselling, especially for the first time, can feel daunting and that finding the right therapist for you is an important part of this process. Please explore my website to first learn a little more about me. If you would like to find out more I can offer you a free telephone chat to answer any queries you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).  This means that I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am required to maintain a high standard of ongoing training and development and attend monthly clinical supervision to ensure that my practice meets the professional standard that you should expect.

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from York St John University.   I am also trained in NLP, Mental Health First Aid, Safeguarding and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills.  I hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate.  

Member organisations


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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Oakdale Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Helen Fairburn

Helen Fairburn