Helen Kasher MBACP PGDip BSc
562A Scott Hall Road
The Tower Clinic
8 Tinshill Lane
Hello and welcome to my page.
It can be daunting to visit a counsellor to talk about yourself and your life. Maybe you want to explore how you feel about a particular experience or a relationship or you’d like to change something. Offering you a safe and confidential space to talk about how you feel allows you to be heard and to feel supported. Developing a clearer understanding of yourself and what has brought you to therapy may help you to learn new ways of relating to and interacting with others, and help you to manage difficult periods in your life.
As well as being a counsellor and psychotherapist, I am a registered Speech and Language Therapist. This NHS role, spanning over 30 years, involved supporting individuals and families affected by health conditions, communication difficulties and disabilities, often as a result of a traumatic and life changing experience. 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 supported many clients, whose issues include anxiety and depression, abuse, relationship difficulties, health conditions and bereavement.
I offer short-term and long-term therapy. Our work together will focus on the things that are important to you, and we will go at your pace. We will meet at a time and frequency to suit you. 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)
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council-registration number SL06174
- Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
- ASIST ((Applied suicide intervention skills training) trained
- Recent training in bereavement/working creatively/rape
As a registered member of BACP I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I undertake regular continuing professional development and monthly supervision for my practice.
I have worked extensively with people with communication difficulties, health conditions and disabilities, both individuals and their families. This includes people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease and Stroke, and also people with cerebral palsy and speech and communication impairments. I developed an NHS service providing alternative methods of communication for those with limited speech. This included electronic communication aids that provide a ‘voice’ to those who do not have one.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People with 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 am an integrative therapist. 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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Type of session
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I offer very flexible appointment times to suit you.
Types of client