Helen Jack

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Diploma in Integrative Counselling (MBACP)
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Beckenham, Kent, BR3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m Helen (she/her). I’m an Integrative Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

If you’re reading this, then I’m guessing you’re giving some thought to working with a counsellor, perhaps for the first time. 

I believe that talking about your thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained to listen and respond to them with empathy, genuineness and without judgement can be life changing. It won’t “fix” you or change the past, but it may help you to move forward with greater self-awareness, acceptance and compassion.

The therapeutic journey can be deeply rewarding as well as challenging. I hope together we can find a way through. 

My Approach

I believe that we all experience suffering and come up against challenges throughout our lives. No one escapes the complex journey of what it is to be human. Along the way, many of us internalise the belief that our thoughts and feelings are “wrong” and that our vulnerable selves are “bad”. Often, these internalised beliefs come from our earliest relationships and the social and cultural norms of our environment. 

The result can be feelings of anxiety and depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, illness, work problems, issues of identity and addiction (to name a few). To repeatedly feel this way can leave us with a sense of disconnection from ourselves and others and we can struggle to live life in a way that feels manageable, meaningful and authentic.

My theoretical approach is integrative and relational. This means that I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to find what is most helpful for each client. It also means I am particularly interested in how a client relates to themselves and to others, including how we experience each other. By exploring this together in a safe and confidential environment, I hope we will be able to play with new ways of being which support the possibility for change and growth.

Whilst my work as a counsellor draws on the two main therapeutic traditions - psychodynamic and humanistic - I am also interested in how clients make sense of themselves through their bodies. This may be through the exploration of sensations, emotions and movement in order for us to get closer to a sense of what it is to be you.

In my work, I also acknowledge the harm that societal oppression and discrimination can have on a person’s wellbeing, whether that be race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and other intersections.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, one of the UK’s leading training institutions for counsellors and psychotherapists. I am currently undertaking advanced clinical training with The Minster Centre and Middlesex University, working towards an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. 

I have experience of working as a counsellor in low-cost community counselling services where I worked with a wide range of clients with different backgrounds and presenting issues. I continue to attend training as part of my ongoing professional development and have regular supervision which ensures my work is overseen and remains ethical. 

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked for many years in the independent film sector. I still hold a deep love of arts and culture and have an interest in working with those who work in the creative industries. 

Member organisations

BACP
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

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Standard rate for in-person and online sessions (including initial session/assessment): £65.

I also offer a limited number of concessionary rates. Please ask for further details.

When I work

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Further information

I also offer the option of Outdoor Therapy with sessions taking place in a park. Please see my website for further details.

Beckenham, Kent, BR3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

I work out of two locations in Beckenham. One of these rooms is on the ground floor. Please feel free to discuss with me any access needs you may have.

Online platforms

Zoom
Helen Jack
Helen Jack