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Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7

About me

Life presents every single one of us with challenges and difficulties. I see counselling as a fundamentally hopeful process, helping to bring about change and a brave act to take this first step. I offer an empathic, non-judgemental space with gentle challenge to help you explore troubling issues. I encourage you to listen to yourself to find your own answers and increase your sense of agency and autonomy.

If you'd like to discuss how I might be able to help you make sense of your place in the world and improve your relationships with yourself and with others, please get in touch for an initial consultation. I offer evening appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sessions take place in a comfortable and private outside office space.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having trained as a counsellor in Transactional Analysis, my influences are various: I work integratively, so I draw from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. I believe in the power of talking therapies to improve people's lives, help reframe situations, and shift perspectives.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 per 50-minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7

Type of session

In person
Helen Holgate

Helen Holgate