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Helen Fairmaner BA (hons) MBACP

Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 & NE3
07979 637 122 07979 637 122

About me

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.

About me

I work with children (5+), adolescents (12+), as well as adults.

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, relationship difficulties, trauma, complex trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

What's involved?

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.

Fees

£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
Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£50 – 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.

Gosforth
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE3

Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

At my NE6 venue 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.

Availability

I offer daytime and evening appointments Monday - Thursday.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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Helen Fairmaner  BA (hons) MBACP

Helen Fairmaner BA (hons) MBACP