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About me

Hi, my name is Helen and I'm a Person-Centred qualified counsellor.

I support adults and children in a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore feelings, thoughts and experiences.

When supporting children and young people, I work with art and play therapy to help children share their feelings and support them in difficult times.

There are times in everyone's life when things can feel challenging, distressing or overwhelming. Counselling can offer a valuable space in which to explore behavioural and emotional patterns and gain a deeper understanding of ones self.

Our sessions together will offer an opportunity to make different choices and can be a space for personal development, exploration and growth. I value individual difference, honesty, integrity, finding your own path. I believe people can be empowered to help find their own answers.

Face-to-face sessions have now resumed for individual therapy with 2m spacing. I can also support you via telephone and online support.

I welcome any questions, please call to book your free initial telephone session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Level 3 in Certificate of Counselling
  • Level 2 in Certificate of Counselling

I have also attended courses in:

Online and Telephone Counselling, Working with Difference & Diversity, Working with anxiety, Intrusive thoughts and inner critical voice. Safe Guarding children and adults. Assessing for suicide in kids. Children's emotional wellbeing. Helping children tell their stories with play therapy - Place2Be training.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per 50 min session.

£35 per 50 min session for students.

£45 per session with children under 9 yrs old.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.

Further information

I have experience in working within schools supporting young people. I also supported adult carers in the Durham area whilst training.

I can support you with with Anxiety, Relationship difficulties, Divorce, Emotional and Physical abuse, Bereavement, Loss, PTSD, Challenging life events, Stress, Bullying, Low self -esteem, depression and Children's mental health.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Helen Farrell ~ Dip.Couns, MBACP Reg.

Helen Farrell ~ Dip.Couns, MBACP Reg.