Helen Fletcher, BA (Hons), MBACP, Integrative Relational Counselling
Thanks for vistiting my profile. I understand how difficult it can be to start finding at therapist, it's an important relationship after all, so here's a little info about me :
I’m Helen, and I’m a fully qualified counsellor, (BA Hons, MBACP) My integrative training enables me to tailor my work to individual clients needs using different therapeutic approaches. I’m a relational therapist, this means I believe this can be one of the most important and therapeutic aspects of therapy. I work with adults (over 18’s) from my office in Kingston.
I have an interest in Maternal health and wellbeing, I feel passionate about helping mothers navigate their way through this complex and deeply emotional life changing experience, manging the overwhelm, emotional labour and pressure this can heap on relationships.
Having a regular safe space to talk with a professional can help you process these difficult emotions safely. Counsellors are trained to listen and notice what is happening for you. This makes it a unique relationship, unlike a conversation with friend or colleague. Having someone to listen to you and not judge can help you see things in a different way.
My sessions are 50 minutes long, usually we meet weekly, I work both short term and long term.
We can have lots of different reasons for seeking therapy. Sometimes we learn from our earliest relationships that difficult, uncomfortable emotions aren’t ‘OK’, so we learn to push them away, so we don’t have to feel. Although these strategies can help in the short term, longer term, these strategies end up causing us more pain and suffering, often leaving us wondering where uncomfortable feelings have come from. Emotions are sometimes difficult to process.
Perhaps you feel you don’t have time for therapy, or it isn’t for you, that’s its only for people with much more serious issues, it's common, and human for us to play down our suffering - its how we survive. Counselling can help you work through your process, give you the space and permission to look at your challenges, and give you a space to grow and experiment with doing something different.
What Can I expect?
From the first contact, your confidentiality is respected. We usually have a futher dialoge via email or call, to talk through what you'd like to work on in therapy, once your happy to proceed, we arrange to meet at a convienent time.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling
Kingston Carers' Network - Volunteer Counsellor
The Counselling Partnership - Volunteer Counsellor
Additional CPD I have undertaken recently includes, perinatal mental health, understanding depression, CBT Techniques.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client