Helen Kasher MBACP PGDip BSc
Hello and welcome to my page.
I'm Helen Kasher, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have experience of helping clients with anxiety and depression and many other issues. My background is in the NHS and I have also worked in the voluntary and private sectors. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) which means I meet their standards of proficiency and ethical practice.
Counselling and psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential space to talk about how you feel, allowing you to be heard and to feel supported. It can also help you to manage difficult or overwhelming periods in your life. You may want to explore a particular experience and how it has affected you, or develop a greater understanding of yourself leading to new ways of relating to and interacting with others.
Whatever it is you need it is important to find the right therapist, so do get in touch if you have any questions. Visit my website to find out more about how I work and call me for a free telephone consultation.
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.
I am also a Speech and Language therapist, with many years NHS experience. I have supported individuals and families affected by health conditions, communication difficulties and disabilities. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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 £45 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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Type of session
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I offer very flexible appointment times.
Types of client