Helen Kasher MBACP PGDip BSc
Hello and welcome to my page.
It can be daunting to visit a therapist to talk about yourself and your life. You may be struggling with a painful experience or a difficult relationship. Maybe you just want someone to listen without judgment or you want to explore how you feel about something. Therapy helps you to manage difficult or overwhelming periods in your life. It can help you develop a clearer understanding of yourself, leading to new ways of relating to and interacting with others. It can help you feel better.
I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I was Speech and Language Therapist for over 20 years. I have worked with many people who struggle to express themselves. I understand how vital it is to express what you need and how you feel, and how difficult this can sometimes be. I have vast experience supporting people with complex emotional needs, and families affected by traumatic and life changing experiences.
My approach is integrative, which means I don’t follow one particular approach. I offer a range of approaches and techniques. What is really important is that you feel safe and supported and that we work together to find an approach that works for you.
I offer short-term and long-term therapy. Our sessions will focus on the things that are important to you, and we will go at your pace. I use comfortable rooms in Chapel Allerton and Cookridge, both easily accessible by public transport and with easy parking. The room in Cookridge is a ground floor accessible room.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling skills and theory (University of Leeds)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Leeds)
- Registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- BSc Speech Therapy (Leeds Beckett University)
- ASIST ((Applied suicide intervention skills training) trained
- Recent training in bereavement/working creatively/rape
As well as running a small private practice in Leeds, I volunteered at a counselling service in Harrogate for over 2 years, supporting clients with a range of issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and abuse. For many years, I have supported individuals and families affected by health conditions, communication difficulties and disabilities. I worked as a Speech and Language therapist in the NHS in a variety of roles. Supporting clients with complex emotional needs has been an essential part of my day to day work throughout my working life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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People with health conditions and speech and communication difficulties, including those using alternative communication.
People with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease, Stroke, and cerebral palsy.
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My fees are £40 for a 50 minute session. I offer a free telephone consultation and give concessions for people on lower incomes and students.
I completed a post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy at the university of Leeds. The training I received focussed on how we relate to ourselves and others. My approach is integrative. This means that I don’t follow one particular approach but draw on a variety of theoretical approaches, including psychodynamic, person-centred and relational. We can work together to find the approach that works for you and allows you to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve in therapy.
Please do contact me by phone, text or email if you want any further information about me or how I work, or if you want to arrange a session to find out if I am the right therapist for you. I appreciate how important it is to find someone you feel comfortable with so that you can make the changes that you want to make.
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I currently have vacancies. I offer very flexible appointment times.
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