Helen Graham

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Ashington NE63 & North Shields NE29
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi.  Are you feeling anxious; some or most of the time?  Do you know why you feel like this?  Perhaps you feel constantly overwhelmed and exhausted and people around you just don't understand how debilitating it can be.  I know from my own experience that suffering from anxiety can affect every part of your life.  Reaching out to someone like me can be really hard to do.

I am a warm, friendly and down to earth person; who cares about the people I work with.    I have a passion for helping clients who experience anxiety and I support them to uncover the reasons why they feel the way they do.  Life is not easy but when we have anxiety it can be make things feel impossible. 

When you are ready, I am here for you.  In my sessions you will be able to talk freely, and I will really listen and understand what’s happening in your life. Together we will explore what is causing your anxiety, how to relieve your anxious feelings and thoughts and move to a place where we can acknowledge that anxiety is trying to make sure you are safe.  You will be given a safe space to unravel your thoughts and feelings and to look at how you want things to be different. I believe that counselling is about putting you first; something we rarely do.  Although at times being in therapy can be emotional and upsetting it can also be light-hearted.  Whatever happens in our sessions we will be in this together. Every client is unique and therefore sessions are planned around what you want and feel you need right now.

I have been a qualified counsellor for six years and some of the issues that I have worked with are: being in an abusive and/or unhappy relationship or leaving one, OCD, ADHD, being bullied at work, past trauma (including childhood trauma), family problems, bereavement, addictions and the menopause. Sometimes when clients first engage in counselling, they do not know why they feel anxious; that is okay as we will work it out together. 

So why choose me? I have been a similar position to where you are now.  I know what it is like to experience anxiety and be really unhappy.  I also understand it can be hard to take the first step, but you are already there because you are reading my profile.  Through my own life experiences/training and seven years of practice I help and support all my clients to be able to manage their anxiety and understand their needs.  I am just a text message (or email) away from starting to make life feel easier for you. Warmest wishes Helen 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor/Therapist having successfully gained a Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling in 2017; after five years training. I completed my Certificate of Proficiency in 2018 and have continued to gain experience accruing over 450 hours of one to one counselling with clients.  I am integrative counsellor; which means I have trained in several different models of therapy, in addition to my main qualification, and because of this I am able to prioritise what my clients need.  

My experience is primarily working with adults and young people (aged 14 plus) at all stages of their lives.   My expertise and passion is helping and supporting others who struggle with anxiety. I am able to facilitate my clients to improve their self esteem and confidence.  I have found that once clients start therapeutic work they then start to understand and want to change what lies beneath some of their difficulties. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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
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£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I have always wanted to make counselling affordable to everyone and therefore charge £45 per hour (50 - 60 minutes) for online counselling (Zoom, Face Time, Whats App or telephone).  I am also able to offer clients reduced fees (online) if you are going to struggle to afford counselling (this is not means tested but what you tell me you can afford).   

I charge £55 (for a 50 minute to 60 minute session) in person counselling session.  I am able to book a room in the centre of North Shields (five minutes walk from the metro station and bus interchange). 

I also offer home visits for those clients who struggle, for whatever reason, to leave their home. I charge £50 for 50-60 minute session. 

When I work

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I try to be as flexible as I can so that I can provide counselling at a time that is right for you.  This includes evenings and weekends.

Further information

I offer a free 30 minute session so you can decide whether counselling with me is right for you.  Whatever you are feeling now I can support you.  The easiest way to contact me is via email at any time.  Alternatively, you can ring or text me and if I can't answer leave a message.  I will always reply to any messages that you send.  

I offer sessions around your availability including evenings and weekends.

I do offer home visits for a small number of clients. This is assessed on a case by case basis. 

Cygnus Support, 1 Council Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8RZ

Amron House, Borough Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6RN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I strive to be inclusive as I can be and therefore offer home visits for those clients who struggle to leave their homes due to mobility issues or if travelling to an appointment is too difficult.

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In person
Home visits

I offer a safe and confidential supervision space where you will feel supported, encouraged and enabled.

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