Helen Forbes

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Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 8SA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Choosing the right therapist for you is important. You might want to talk to several people before you make your decision.  We can chat by phone, or you can come and meet me to help you understand if we're a good fit.

I'm a person-centred therapist. I offer 50 minute sessions, in person, by telephone or by video. We can meet in my garden room, or we can walk and talk in Birkenhead Park.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering person-centred therapy in my garden therapy room set in beautiful Birkenhead Park.

I have worked at our cancer hospital on the Wirral for more than 30 years, and I currently see NHS patients there for two clinics each week. I have been a volunteer counsellor at Childline for more than five years.

I work with adults and young people.

We can talk about whatever is troubling you, and I have a particular interest in working with teenagers, self-harm and people affected by cancer, terminal illness and uncertainty about the future.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

12-14 Ashville Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 8SA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room is accessed via my garden, where the ground is uneven. Please contact me directly to discuss how I can accommodate your access needs.

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Helen Forbes
Helen Forbes