Helen Leach, Dip. Couns. MBACP (Accred)

Helen Leach, Dip. Couns. MBACP (Accred)

Ashton In Makerfield
Greater Manchester

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About me

I was trained as an integrative therapist, which has enabled me to explore several different approaches to therapy.  During my time in practice, I have become aware that no single approach works for everyone. I, therefore, work alongside my clients in finding the best approach for them.

We all experience different kinds of challenges in life, and what may be difficult for one person, may not be to another. We must all learn not to judge our experiences by those of others. If you are struggling to manage emotions and thoughts, this is when therapy can help.

As an integrative therapist, I will work with you to explore the most effective way for you to engage in therapy.  Through gaining a new understanding of life's issues, this will lead to an increased sense of confidence, a greater sense of control in life, a restored sense of identity, and consequently a fuller, happier life.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Violence (University of Worcester)
  • Level 3 Certificate for Professionals Working in the Sexual Violence Sector
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Central Lancashire)

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Trauma Focused CBT for Children and Young People (Anna Freud Centre)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England)
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Mindfulness in Relation to Person Centred Practice


I have experience of working with a range of issues, however the majority of my work is focused around anxiety related issues, including trauma related anxiety issues. Alongside my private practice with children and adults, I have worked for a charity for 8 years that supports survivors of sexual abuse, and have spent 6 of those years managing and delivering the children's counselling service.

I am also a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and have a strong interest in integrating body based approaches to managing the physical symptoms of anxiety.

In 2016 I was awarded the The Vicky Bardsley Prize: Oustanding Achievement by an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) Supporting Children & Young People by Lime Culture for my work with children and young people.

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Registered / Accredited


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60 minute session: £45.

Further information

I am based in the Ashton and Makerfield Area, and offer a free half an hour telephone consultation. This is so we can discuss if I am the right therapist for you, and to see if I can offer you what you need. If you would like more information please email me. I aim to respond to emails within 24 hours, with the exception of weekends.

Maps & Directions

Ashton In Makerfield, WN4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme