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About me

Hi my name is Helen and I'm a Person-Centred qualified counsellor who supports Adults & Children. I offer a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences.

When supporting children/young people I work with art/play therapy to help children share there 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. It offers an opportunity to make different choices and can be a space for personal development, exploration and growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a 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 there 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 50 min session.

£35.00 per 50 min session for students.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

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.

I value individual difference, honesty, integrity, finding your own path. I believe people can be empowered to help find their own answers.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


Mon to Friday 9am til 7pm

Sat 9am til 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Helen Farrell - Dip.Couns.MBacp

Helen Farrell - Dip.Couns.MBacp