About me

Hello there, I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, which means that I work in a way best suited to you, using various theories and models.   I specialise in working with teenagers and adults and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am based in Biggin Hill, however, if it’s more convenient for you I am happy to travel to your home.

Counselling can help with a number of issues such as phobias, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, problems with self-confidence, as well as relationship or family issues. Counselling can also be used for support during times of bereavement or other difficult times in life. Many people seek counselling at these times and find it very beneficial.

I provide a warm and safe environment which is non-judgemental and confidential and offer a space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings freely.

I like to begin with a free initial telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have about entering into counselling. The relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most important factors in any successful outcome of therapy and this first conversation gives us both the opportunity to see how this could work.

Training, qualifications & experience

September 2019 - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

December 2018 - Bereavement Training St Christopher’s Hospice

September - 2020 - Child Psychology Diploma

I have also attended short courses on Anxiety, Cyberbullying and Grooming, Forensic Counselling, Tapping into Trauma, Self-harm, Suicide Prevention, Addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder.

I currently work with teenagers in two local schools, with children aged between 11 and 18 and have a good deal of experience with working with this age group.

I volunteer at a local hospice, St Christopher’s, which deals with bereavement issues and am trained in bereavement counselling.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

From £40 per session for a 50 minute session.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Helen Hartley

Helen Hartley