Helen Gardner - Grief, Trauma & Loss Counselling for Children, Teens and Adults.
"Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through lips and fingertips"
It is so important that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings and intentionally share in a safe, confidential relationship when we can. I have many years of experience as a Family Worker, Mentor, and Counsellor. I offer short term counselling and long term psychotherapy.
I work with all ages but specialise in work with children and young adults to help them develop coping strategies for stress and anxiety. I can help the families and carers affected by such distress. I am particularly experienced in areas of grief, trauma and loss.
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm not to join their chaos" (L.R.Knost) but what if we struggle to find that calm ourselves? I can help you out of your place of chaos.
My approach is person-centred, integrative and creative - tailored to your individual needs or that of your child. I accept referrals from GP Practices, EAPs and any organisation looking to provide support for their staff.
Sessions are currently offered online via Zoom and by telephone. I am a member of the BACP and all my work is carried out in accordance with their ethical guidelines.
An initial consultation is free so that we are comfortable about working together. I offer discounted fees for key workers and where money is a concern.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Diploma in Mindfulness-based Counselling
- PG Dip in Christian Mentoring
- Mental Health First Aid
- Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner
- BA (Hons) Communication
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£40 per session. Each session is an hour.
Initial consultations are free.
Discounted rates for students and for those on a low income.
Days, evenings and weekends available
What my clients say about me:
"As a parent, I felt like I'd tried everything, but with Helen's help my daughter is much calmer and happier. We communicate much better as a family."
"With Helen's support and encouragement, I was able to find my own answers. Her patience and grace helped me recover my confidence and rebuild my self-esteem."
"Sessions with Helen help me to put everything in perspective. Coronavirus has made my caring role so much harder, but I now feel inside that I am stronger and more resilient."