Helen Jardine-Hodges BA (Hons), DipSup
Hello my name is Helen, welcome to my profile page.
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: -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, it is 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The initial assessment is £20 and lasts 50 minutes. This is for me to get a background of what has brought you to Counselling, what your expectations are and whether we can work together. I offer long or short-term (12 weeks) work by mutual agreement. We will review the length of time you require during our sessions together.
Individual Sessions are £50 and last 50 minutes
Duo/Family Sessions are from £80 and last 1hr 30/2 hrs depending on how many people are in the family group.
Payment is to be made before the start of the sessions by Cash or Bank Transfer
There is metered on street parking which is £2 for an hour, and bus stops within a few minutes walk. (Brunswick Place stop).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
There are some steps leading down to the front door which has railings to hold onto if needed.
I am flexible on days/times subject to availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Hi, my name is Helen.