Helen Fairmaner BA (hons) MBACP
Is there something you need to talk about but you don’t know where to start? ….
Trying to talk about things that are private, upsetting or difficult can be daunting and feel risky. Yet I know from personal experience how transformative it can be to talk at these times.
My approach acknowledges the importance of creating a respectful, empathic and trusting relationship with clients, which creates the space for a person to explore the issues they are facing and move forward in meaningful and positive ways.
I use an integrative counselling model. This means I draw from a variety of approaches that allows me to tailor counselling to each person’s unique needs. My approach is informed by models of human development. I enjoy working with children and teenagers, but also with parents who are finding it hard to deal with their child’s issues and want to find ways of shifting the family dynamic.
I am experienced at working with a wide variety of presenting issues such as anxiety and stress, anger, trauma, loss, depression, facing illness, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties.
I work with children (5+), adolescents (12+), as well as adults.
I offer a free telephone consultation for up to 20 minutes in order for you to assess whether you want counselling and what is involved and I always begin counselling with an assessment session with no obligation to continue.
If you wish to engage in counselling with me we would then agree the frequency and timing of our future sessions. This is usually a 50 minute session at weekly intervals at a regular time, but this can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Counselling is a collaborative process and we would regularly review our work together to ensure we are making progress that is meaningful to you and to give you space to decide how you want to proceed.
£50 per 50 minute session
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
Registered member of the Association of Christian Counsellors
BA (hons) counselling
Trained with Place2Be (young people)
Trained in the Thrive Model (young people)
Experienced in trauma counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have specific training to help people explore how their spirituality, faith, identity or meaning of life is impacted when facing difficulties.
£45 – Individual 50 minute session
I offer a free initial telephone assessment for up to 20 minutes to help you assess whether counselling is right for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The building and room is fully wheelchair accessible and there are accessible toilets. There is free on street parking outside on Heaton Road, including some dedicated disabled spaces.
I offer daytime and evening appointments Monday - Thursday.
Types of client