Helen King, MBACP DipHIC (Diploma Humanistic & Integrative Counselling)

Helen King, MBACP DipHIC (Diploma Humanistic & Integrative Counselling)

Denys Road

01803 856312 / 07793846457

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Denys Road

01803 856312 / 07793846457

About me

We all face periods in life when things become too difficult for us to manage alone. Seeking help can feel daunting, but at times like this, it's often easier to talk to someone who isn't personally involved.

As an experienced counsellor, I provide a welcoming, supportive, confidential space where you can talk through your thoughts and feelings openly, without fear of feeling judged.

I offer counselling for adults and young people in a quiet, private setting, based in Totnes, South Devon. I work with people across the Torbay and South Hams area, including Paignton, Brixham, Newton Abbot and Torquay.

I offer brief short-term, or long-term open-ended therapy, depending on what is right for you. My approach is warm, constructive and down-to-earth, bringing my skills and experience to our working relationship.

I am fully qualified, professionally insured and keep up-to-date with new skills & learning. My way of working is to develop a supportive, collaborative relationship, to build trust and encourage well-being.

My experience is of helping people with many of the human issues that can affect us all - when it seems hard to see the way forward, to think clearly amidst confusion, or to understand powerful emotions which can at times feel overwhelming.

I work with a range of issues, which may include relationship difficulties, family/parenting issues, managing anxiety/stress, coping with depression, experiencing grief/loss, undergoing life-change/transition, living with illness/disability and/or struggling with lack of confidence/low self-esteem.

Using a broad range of skills and experience, I work to build a therapeutic, working relationship, aiming to help you make positive change in your life. I won’t give you advice, but I will work together with you, at your own pace.

Counselling can offer you a chance to change how you feel and begin to live better. It can provide an opportunity to clarify issues that are troubling you and help you make positive choices about your future.

I hold a professional qualification, the Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (DipHIC) awarded by the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.

My practice is situated in a quiet, residential cul-de-sac, conveniently situated a short walk from the centre of Totnes. I work from a comfortable, designated private room. Off-road parking is available. The bus station is 7 minutes walk and the train station about 20 minutes walk away.

I offer a free half-hour initial meeting; this is your opportunity to discuss what is troubling you and whether counselling can help. If we both feel that counselling is the right choice for you, we will arrange further regular appointments.

Please visit my website to find out morewww.helenkingcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

My previous background: As a qualified teacher, trainer and Action Learning facilitator I have a broad background of skills and experience to draw upon. I have also worked in the voluntary sector, in support of people with disabilities or long-term medical conditions, their families and carers. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, dealing with many of the human issues that affect us all.

My counselling experience: includes counselling at Universities in the cities of Bath and Bristol, working with students from diverse social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. For several years I worked in the NHS in Bath & North East Somerset where I provided a community counselling service for patients and family carers in their homes.

My counselling training and qualifications include:

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life transition and changes
Loneliness and isolation


I believe it's important to find a counsellor suited to you & your needs. It's also important to have access to a private, confidential setting, where you can feel comfortable to speak freely and openly.

I offer a free initial half-hour personal introductory meeting, with no obligation. This gives you the opportunity to meet me, ask questions and for us both to decide if we can work well together.

My fee for each 50-minute counselling appointment is £40 per session, payable by cash or cheque at the time.

I offer a limited number of places at concessionary rates. Please contact me to discuss availability.

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9 5TJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and some early evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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