Helen Forrester, Worcester Counselling
‘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.
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)
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you are unsure whether counselling is right for you at this time you can book an initial assessment session, this is £25 for 30mins, during this session we will explore what you hope to gain from counselling and how we might work together. If you have already decided that you would like to work with me you may choose to book a 50min session which is charged at a standard fee of £45.
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.
Appointments available 8.30-5.30pm. Evening appointments available on request.