Helen Lehrle Adv.Dip.Psych.Couns and Supervisor MBACP
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 Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma 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 am a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement U.K as a trainer.
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.
I am also a Sand story Therapist which means using sand trays and story telling symbols to aid clients to connect on a deeper level.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
I offer low cost sessions for those on low incomes, however generally my sessions are £55 for one to one therapy. Couples therapy is £70 per hour and student rates at £45.00
Student counsellors can access the sessions for the course at a reduced rate of £45.00 per session.
Family Therapy is offered at the centre. 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.