Helen Forrester Registered Member MBACP
‘We don’t have to do all of it alone, we were never meant to’ Brene Brown
This quote resonates with me and acknowledges that we all have times in our life when we all need support and that we do not need to go through difficult and distressing times alone.
Talking to someone objective, about your worries, problems and any difficult feelings can help you to cope with everyday stresses. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, a loss or bereavement and those experiencing major life events, which they are struggling to make sense of.
My aim is to work along side you, offering a safe and warm therapeutic space where you can reflect upon your feelings and be supported to explore your worries. I aim to work with you and to provide a space which is just for you, to help you to find a solution that works best for your well being.
I work within an integrative approach which means that I bring together different ways of working to fit individual needs. I am committed to the counselling process and firmly believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is central to positive outcomes. I work short and long term counselling and we can discuss this during our first session.I am a registered and professional counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This means that I work within their ethical framework and codes of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am committed to the well being of my clients and adhere to the code of ethical practice as set out by the BACP.
I take confidentiality seriously and will discuss this with you at our first meeting. I am full insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
In addition to private practice, I have experience of working in different counselling settings with a range of clients and also in a local bereavement service.
I have worked as a Psychologist in the NHS in Community Mental Health Teams and Adult Learning Disability Teams, as well as working in education and research.
- Diploma Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Bsc (Hons) Psychological science
- Msc Psychology and Research
- PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Level 2 Mentoring skills
- Trained 'CRUSH' facilitator (West Mercia Women's Aid)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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An initial assessment session is £25 for 30mins, during this session we will explore what you hope to gain from counselling and how we might work together. Subsequent sessions are charged at a standard fee of £40 for an hour session.
If you are wondering what the next step is for you, then I would encourage you to contact me to arrange an initial appointment.
Please do not be discouraged if I am unable to answer my telephone, please leave a message or feel free to text or email me and I will return your call.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available 8.30-5.30pm. Evening appointments available on request.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|