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About Me

Hello and welcome to my profile page.

My name is Helen and I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling and a DipSup (Diploma in Supervision). I currently work for Worthing Counselling Centre and I have worked as an volunteer counsellor for 11 years and assessor for 8 years for charities in West Sussex. Before that I worked for an organisation, funded by the NHS, that supported friends and families of people with substance misuse. I also have my private practice.

I qualified as a Counsellor because, after experiencing some difficult times in my life and not wanting to ‘burden’ family and friends, I found the courage to see a counsellor myself. This helped me enormously and I wanted to be able to give others, the opportunity to make a difference to their lives.

It has been my privilege to work with clients of different ages, cultures and backgrounds who have experienced varying issues, I do not believe counselling should be a one size fits all experience, so I tailor your therapy to suit you and believe it is you, the client, who has the key to unlocking the issues that are causing you distress.

About Counselling
As a Humanistic Counsellor, I will work with you in a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts and processes and to help you navigate your journey and any changes you would like to make in your life.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I work within their Ethical Framework which can be found online under www.bacp.co.uk.

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:-


Duo Counselling

Post Detox Family Recovery

Short-Term Solution Focussed Therapy

Suicide and Self Harm

Animal Assisted Therapy

Working with Young People

Difference and Diversity

I currently work for Worthing Counselling Centre as an assessor and Counsellor. I have worked as a Volunteer Counsellor for Carers Support West Sussex for nine years and I assessed clients for the charity for six 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.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I sometimes use Animal Assisted Therapy when suitable. This is not available during the current restrictions.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I believe Counselling should be accessible to all so please contact me and 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 Bank Transfer


I am flexible on days/times subject to availability.

Further information

Zoom, FaceTime or telephone sessions until further notice

East Sussex

West Sussex

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There is a possibility of wheelchair access at Worthing. Please let me know in advance if this is needed.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Helen Jardine-Hodges

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