Helen Felstead

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Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10
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About me

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in Sudbury, Suffolk. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Person Centred Counselling. I offer 1:1 counselling at a pace that suits you and bespoke to your needs.

I am here to help you when feelings become uncomfortable or overwhelming. I work with children, young people and adults offering therapy face to face, via phone or online, whichever you or your child would prefer.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with clients from 8 years old, all the way through to adolescents and adults. I am able to adapt to the counselling that suits you. My approach is person centred and non-directive. However, if talking can sometimes feel awkward, I use various creative methods to help clients feel comfortable and relaxed. With children it may be through play. I also use sand tray therapy and art. I pride myself in being able to provide a safe space where clients will be listened to and feel relaxed.

Some clients maybe experiencing a current crisis, coping with processing traumatic events, or difficult experiences from the past. I have had the privilege of working with survivors of trauma, bereavement, abuse, relationship problems, low self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, as well as depression. I also work with neurodivergent clients looking at the individual away from the diagnosis and learning to feel comfortable with your authentic self.

My approach is always non-judgemental, friendly, kind, and respectful. We will face challenges, make sense of your thoughts and powerful emotions together, working towards you leading a more contented life. At all times I aim to make you feel safe in order that you can unpack your experiences and unravel your stories. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I provide an initial 20 minute session free of charge. This allows us to meet each other and have a friendly conversation to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling. If you feel we could work together following this, we can then make arrangements for future sessions. Please email me for further details, I look forward to hearing from you.

When I work

I work Monday to Friday, during the day and some evenings. Please message me to find out my availability.

Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Helen Felstead
Helen Felstead