Hello, my name is Helen, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
As a counsellor, I work with many people experiencing debilitating anxiety, depression, or what can feel like overwhelming difficulties. At these times it can be very helpful to be able to talk to an experienced professional who can be alongside you, helping you explore and understand your experience.
How Counselling can help.
The Counselling relationship which I offer is warmly accepting of you as you are. I offer a confidential and non judgemental relationship, and a safe space in which you will be listened to. Through this process, deeper self knowledge and understanding can be reached and a way forward, to living more fully can be found.
What to expect from your first session.
The initial consultation is an opportunity for you and I to meet and to see if we would like to work together. It also gives you the opportunity to talk about what brings you to seek Counselling.
I work in an open ended way and would see you for a 50 min session weekly or for a fixed time for example 6 or ten sessions if we agreed on this together. I abide by the BACP code of ethics. I am professionally insured and my work is supervised by a senior practitioner.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have, or to arrange an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Integrative- Relational Counselling 13/7/2013
- Certificate in Counselling Advanced June 2010
- AQA Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts 08/01/09
- Open University "How to do Counselling Online" A Coronavirus primer 16/12/2020
- Online 8 week mindfulness course MBCT for Life November 2020
- Continuing Care of The Dying Patient and the Family ENB (931) 23/11/2001
A bit more about me.
I have worked as a Counsellor in Private Practice since 2013. Before undertaking Counselling training and obtaining a three year B/A degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling, I worked for over 20 years as a Palliative care nurse offering nursing and psychological care to patients and families in a Hospice.
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
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation reduced fee £25
I offer face to face and also online counselling.