About me

People come to see me for all sorts of reasons. They might be having trouble in friendships or relationships, experiencing anxiety or depression, have lost someone close to them, be struggling with low self-esteem or body image issues, engaging in self-harm, or just not feeling quite themselves. I work with people living with mental health diagnoses, as well as those who are going through a challenging or transitional phase of their life. I work with each client by focusing on their strengths as well as their vulnerabilities, recognising that there is no single resolution for any given problem.

Having a place to talk freely and focus on what is important to you can help you to make changes that can improve your life. Therapy can leave you feeling happier and more at ease in your own skin.

I work with each client by focusing on their strengths as well as their vulnerabilities, recognising that there is no single resolution for any given problem.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in Transactional Analysis, an Integrative psychotherapy that focuses on how we relate to others as well as internal processes. Psychotherapy can help you to understand the past can shape your experience of present, as well as supporting you through issues in the 'here and now'.  For the past several years I have worked in private practice with both adults and teenagers.

I also work with couples, encouraging an open dialogue and aiming to improve effective communication and listening skills.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

I charge £45 a session (1 hour) and also offer a number of low income sessions at £30. The first session is free of charge, this gives us an opportunity to decide if we would like to work together before any financial commitment is made.

Couples counselling is £50 for an hour and fifteen minutes.  The initial consultation is free of charge.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Availability

I work Monday-Friday and offer some evening appointments.

Further information

I am now able to again offer face-to-face sessions as well as telephone and video appointments. I understand that due to COVID-19 some people may prefer not to meet face-to-face, and I am happy to work in this way.

For my face-to-face clients I take care to clean the chairs/tables/etc. between sessions and space out appointments in order to allow time for the room to 'air'!

Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My practice room does not offer wheelchair access, however I do offer home visits to those who are unable to get to me!

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Helen Levens

Helen Levens