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 have worked as an 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 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.
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:-
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 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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I use Animal Assisted Therapy when suitable. This is not available during the current restrictions.
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
Concessions offered for
Zoom, FaceTime or telephone sessions until further notice