Helen Jardine-Hodges BA (Hons), DipSup
Hello my name is Helen, welcome to my profile.
I qualified as a Counsellor because, in previous jobs, people found me easy to talk to and to tell me their problems. I wanted to be able to say or do something to help but didn’t know how. After experiencing some difficult times in my life, and not wanting to ‘burden’ family and friends, I went to see a counsellor myself. This helped me enormously; it also helped me to realise that being a Counsellor is what I wanted to be so that I can put my skill as a listener into something positive.
It has been my privilege to have worked with varying issues, including, but not exclusively: -anxiety, bereavement, addiction, fear, guilt, rape, sexuality, pre and post-natal uncertainty. I have worked with Forces veterans, families and carers of people with a wide range of problems which include, Dementia, Alzheimers, Autism/Aspegers and Parkinsons Disease.
As a Humanistic Counsellor, I believe that it is you, the client, that has the answers. My work is to explore with you and draw out the answers you seek and to help you reach your full potential. I may challenge your thought processes and examine past events to find out where those thoughts originate, but I do not dwell on the past as it cannot be changed, and to gain insight into a deeper understanding of the cause of a particular problem.
My work with you is confidential and non-judgemental.
Please feel free to call or email for an appointment. If you ring and my voicemail kicks in, please do leave a message with your name and contact number as I may be with someone. I will return your call as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework which can be found online under BACP.co.uk.
I have the following Counselling qualifications:-
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling achieved through the University of Chichester
BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling achieved through the University of Chichester
Diploma in Supervision achieved through The Link Centre
I am also committed to my Continuous Personal Development (CPD) which includes but not limited to:-
Post Detox Family Recovery
Short-Term Solution Focussed Therapy
Suicide and Self Harm
Animal Assisted Therapy
I worked as a Volunteer Counsellor for Carers Support West Sussex for nine years and I assessed clients for the charity for five of those years. I volunteered for Patched (now Pavillion) which supports families and friends of people with substance misuse and I have a small private practice as well.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me so we can discuss what has brought you to counselling and what you want to achieve, fees will be agreed during the free consultation.
Payment is to be made before the start of the sessions by Cash or Bank Transfer
Concessions offered for
Zoom, FaceTime or telephone sessions until further notice