Helen Holmes

Helen Holmes


07952 717 951

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07952 717 951

About me

With over 10 years of therapeutic experience, I am a fully registered member of the BACP and CPCAB, as an individual counsellor and psychotherapist. I am further trained in body therapy (USA), couples and family therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy (UK) and have over 25 years experience of working with children, parents and adults with wide-ranging issues, from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds.

My main experience is working with children, young people and adults who experience childhood and current abuses and discriminations, depression and anxiety, self-harm and suicidality, autism, addictions, eating disorders, psychoses and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Please contact me to have a friendly, safe and confidential chat to find out how I can best help you.  I will offer you a consultation to meet and discuss your therapeutic needs and if necessary a further appointment or two, when you and I can further think about the best way forward for you.  If you and I decide to work together, we can set a regular time to meet.  Otherwise, I will help you to think of the most helpful alternative.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons Philosophy and Theology, University of London (1988-91).
  • I initially trained and set up a Counselling service in a Mind/NHS day centre for adults with personality issues (1999-2002).
  • MA Psychology of Religion, University of London (2004-6).
  • Two-year psychoanalytic infant observation (M7) PG Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observation Studies, Tavistock and Portman NHS (2007-9).
  • Marie Curie Hospice, once weekly therapy with children and adults, who had lost a significant person to cancer (2010-6).
  • Foundation course, Institute of Psychoanalysis (2011).
  • PG Certificate in Applied Social Sciences  (Safeguarding), UEL (2012).
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy, UCL and Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (2013).
  • Family therapy (Graduate Certificate) Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College, London (2012-14).
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Westminster Pastoral Foundation (2013-15).
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Lambeth College (2016-18).
  • Fully registered MBACP, CPCAB (2002, 2018).
  • Mentalisation-based therapy training, UCL (2018).
  • MSc Psychology, University of Roehampton (2017-19).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family issues.

Non-epileptic seizures.

Downs syndrome.


I offer a sliding scale of fees, depending on your circumstances.  Please ask for further details.

Further information

Please contact me with any manner of issues and I will do what I can to help you.

Maps & Directions

London, NW3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Fully wheelchair accessible.


Monday to Friday: 7am-9pm Saturday and Sunday: 8am-9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme