Welcome. My name is Helen and I am an experienced BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and Specialist Fertility Counsellor. I currently work in private practice, and prior to this, I worked in the NHS for over 10 years as a psychotherapist.
I decided to create this bespoke therapy service for women due to the ever-growing recognition that mental health difficulties amongst the female population is on the rise. Research has revealed that women are more likely to be diagnosed as suffering from depression and almost twice as likely to suffer from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. For black, Asian and other women of colour, the rates are even higher, and for young women, they are now emerging as the highest risk group for suffering from mental health issues.
I specialise in working with women who have experienced trauma and other distressing life events, and also women who are struggling with infertility, baby loss and childlessness. I provide specialised infertility counselling, trauma therapy, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am passionate about supporting women. My aim is to provide a non-judgemental space where you will eventually feel safe enough to open up, talk and work through the difficulties you are experiencing.
Free telephone consultation
The first step towards change is to find the right therapist. Whatever you’re struggling with, I am happy to explore with you how I can be of help. I offer a free 20 min telephone consultation. This will be an opportunity for us to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and for you to get a sense of me and how I work. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
If after our telephone consultation we decide that it would be helpful to meet, the next stage of the process will be a face to face initial consultation where we can discuss your needs in more detail and how we can work together.
I am based at the OneTwoFive Therapy Rooms which is located in Stroud Green, North London, N4. The location serves both the Finsbury Park, Crouch End and surrounding areas.
In addition to face-to-face sessions, I also offer the option of online and telephone therapy sessions.
Please feel free to contact me with any queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in Integrative Counselling
Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction)
BICA Foundation Course in Infertility Counselling
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Diploma in Trauma Therapy
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)
EMDR Association UK & Ireland
British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)
The Relational School
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
From £70.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy: £70.00 per session (50 mins)
Specialist Fertility Counselling: £70.00 per session (50 mins)
EMDR/Trauma Therapy: £75.00 – £115.00 per session (up to 75mins)
I have a number of low-cost places available, so please ask if one would mean you could get the support you need.
I offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments.