Helen Lehrle Adv.Dip.Psych.Couns and Supervisor MBACP
I offer confidential Counselling in a comfortable setting within the centre. A discrete setting with parking outside close by. My office is in Bovingdon just off the High St.
I realise making the first step is sometimes the hardest part, I encourage you to try either calling me or email me and I will come back to you as soon as possible, mostly on the same day and usually a session booked in within a week. I feel it's most important we gain a therapeutic relationship and we work together on your issues.
I offer one to one and couples counselling ,CBT and clinical supervision. I work with relationship issues, depression, bereavement and loss to name a few. My experience also is in addictions and many other issues for example mothers and daughters relationships. I specialise in Loss and bereavement and can help you through such a difficult time.
I work with couples in short term and long term sessions.
I also work with military families offering lower cost Counselling. Discounts for student counsellors and children are available.
I have completed a post graduate course in Psychotherapeutic counselling and also have a post graduate diploma in CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) I am also very interested in family therapy so continuing to learn in that area.
I have evening, weekday and Saturday appointments.
If you have any questions please contact me.
My aim is to put you at ease to make the process less scary, I work creatively especially with young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Level 5 Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in supervision
Having worked in the local Hospice of St Francis as part of the Supportive care team I feel I can offer an extended service in my own practice.
I have worked in addiction and rehab situations I feel I have gained skills to help with any concerns you may have around alcohol consumption and have a rounded experience in many issues related to this.
I am a volunteer for London Fire Brigade too offering trauma work for fire-fighters and recently took part in assessing fire-fighters for PTSD.
I work with Couples too and have Saturday Appointments as well as evening to help with childcare issues.
I feel I can offer therapy to learning disabled clients in a warm and friendly environment.
My counselling room I use is wheelchair accessible, if mobilty is an issue please tell me when you call or email so I assist with your appointments in at the Bovingdon office.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work creatively in my work, we can try using drawings, worksheets and tailor the sessions to your needs.
I also work in a CBT way to get to the behaviours you may be displaying, once we can learn how and why we behave in certain ways we can change them.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I offer low cost sessions for those on low incomes, however generally my sessions are £50 for one to one therapy. Couples therapy is £65 per hour and student rates at £40.00
Student counsellors can access the sessions for the course at a reduced rate of £40.00 per session.
Family Therapy is offered at various venues, I estimate for you the amount this may cost as two counsellors work together, we carry out an assessment prior to work starting. We aim to provide affordable family therapy.
I work with families and serving members of the armed forces.
I have experience with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues.
I also work with addictions and run group sessions alongside my practice.
I am the practice manager of The Acorn Wellbeing Centre where I offer supervision too.
- Also registered with Beauty Resource
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Easy parking outside. We will try and make things as easy as possible to make you comfortable and please let us know if you need assistance.
I have appiontments during the day and some late evenings, I also see clients on Saturdays for those who can not be seen on weekdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I can now offer supervision for counsellors and student counsellors.