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MNCS (Accred) MAC Therapeutic Counsellor and Coach UK

About me

I am a counsellor, psychotherapist, coach and stress management practitioner with a background in alternative therapies and teaching.  

As a person centred and integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and coach I utilise the following modalities;

  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Psycho-Education

I am a registered accredited member of the National Counselling Society and the Association for coaching.

My aim is to offer a compassionate, healing and supportive environment to enable you to unpack whatever it is you need to address and ultimately find some inner calm, peace, resolution and contentment. 

Therapy, whatever that looks like for you, can help to better understand what might be going on for you, and it can help you to process painful or confusing feelings and emotions, and gain new perspectives.

I work with my clients to enable them to help and understand themselves better, by giving them tools to use when they are feeling stuck, disempowered, unsafe or ungrounded, which in turn can give them a sense of control, direction, safety and inner calm.

Gaining clarity and a different perspective on the life you have and the experiences you have been through can lead to dramatic changes, and realising that you hold the pen, which will write your story and your future can be extremely empowering.

In our work together you may discover what really is important to you and why, which may help you to discover the areas in your life that you would like to improve.

When we understand ourselves, our past and our behaviour better we can then make the correct decisions based on who we are as a person ensuring that those decisions are a fit for us and the life we want to enjoy.

You can expect me to provide a safe and private space for you to talk safely and openly, without judgement, and be compassionate, understanding, honest, professional and empathic.

I understand the importance of finding the right counsellor for you and the importance of being understood.

I believe that there is a great link between mind, body and spirit and I find we often hold the answers we seek inside of us including our own innate ability to heal and overcome adversity, if conditions allow it, and I have seen this in the many wonderful clients I have already had the privilege to work with.

I work with my clients outdoors in nature, via zoom, or at my private therapy room.

I work with a wide range of presenting issues including clients how have anxiety, depression, feelings of overwhelm,  low self esteem, low self worth, low confidence, trauma, or clients who might be feeling confused, unable to cope and feel that they have nowhere to turn, whatever the reasons may be.

You may be feeling anxious, depressed, hurt, rejected, confused, abandoned, worthless, undervalued, angry, hopeless, or alone.  You may be experiencing PTSD, trauma, pain, anxiety, or poor mental health as a result of your past or current experiences and upbringing or environment.

I have first hand familial experience in autism spectrum conditions and understand the complications that neurodiversity can bring.  I understand the mechanics behind communication difficulties and relationship breakdown, as well as having first hand experience in understanding why humans may have unhealthy coping mechanisms, and I can help you to understand why you might do this and be a catalyst to making healthier coping choices in life. I have first hand experience of dealing with eating disorders, as a result of poor self esteem, and low feelings of self worth.

I understand the effects that short term and long term chronic stress can have on our minds and bodies and relationships, and I know that this is not to be underestimated.

You may be suffering with stress, anxiety and depression as a result of any of the following

  • Trauma
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Overwork
  • Financial issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication issues
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Fixed patterns of behaviour and limiting beliefs
  • Unprocessed feelings of anger, resentment, sadness and other feelings
  • Starting a new job or losing a job
  • Moving house
  • Having a baby
  • Miscarriage
  • Illness
  • Getting married
  • Family conflict
  • Bullying and harassment at work

You may be feeling stuck and be looking for a new direction or want to create new opportunities for yourself or just want to be able to fulfil your own innate potential, but not know how or what your next steps might need to be.

I can offer a safe and private space in which we can work together to find a way for you to reach your desired goals, or just to give you the support and understanding that you might be needing right now.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Devon Counselling College
  • Certified Coach - MAC
  • Stress management Dip IICT CMA
  • Education and Training City and Guilds
  • Health and Wellbeing practitioner ITEC
  • Holistic Therapist ITEC IICT CMA
  • Fitness Practitioner City and Guilds
  • Reiki Master
  • NLP and Coaching Foundation London Guild


  • Gestalt and Parts Therapy NCS HS
  • Compassionate Communication (NVC) NCS HS
  • Mindfulness and Self Hypnosis NCS HS
  • Working with the Inner Child DCC
  • Working with clients in nature DCC
  • Treating Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder NCS
  • Relationship Coaching Diploma
  • Art Life Coaching Certification Accredited
  • Safeguarding adults and children
  • Relationships and Aspergers syndrome
  • ADHD, Aspergers, anxiety disorder and recovery NCS
  • Treating Intrusive thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • 1 Hour £50
  • 90 Minutes £65
  • Block of 6 x 1 Hour Sessions £250
  • Block of 6 x 90 MinuteSessions £325
  • Block of 12 x 1 Hour Sessions £550
  • Block of 12 x 90 minute Sessions £715
  • 1/2 Day (3.5 Hours) £150
  • Full Day (6 Hours plus lunch break) £260

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

 I Have sessions available generally between 8am and 7pm on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays. Full day sessions and group work can be booked outside of these times. 

Helen Hoyte is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

38 Thurlow Road, Torquay, England, TQ1 3EG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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For face to face clients my therapy room is located up a flight of stairs. Please let me know if mobility is an issue as alternative arrangements can be made to see you in a ground floor room.

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