Helen Long

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Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor MBACP
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Winchester, Hampshire, SO22
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling. I have worked as a counsellor at a local college for several years and in private practice. I have had extensive experience working with complex young people in different settings over the last decade.

I have a special interest, training and experience in working with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, compulsive and binge eating, ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). I have experience working with people on the autistic spectrum and people with ADHD, both male and female. I consider myself to be a neuroaffirmative practitioner and can adapt the way I work to suit your needs.

My style of working involves empathy, building rapport and listening without judgement - I am committed to providing good quality counselling. My practice is humanistic with a creative approach, treating every client as an individual, working flexibly to support their needs. I consider myself a warm and positive person who is passionate about emotional health and well-being particularly for adolescents. I enjoy working with all age groups.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within the principles of their Ethical Framework.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:

  • Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Exam stress
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief, Bereavement
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic Attacks, Phobias
  • Parents of children with SEN
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationships, Family Issues
  • Refugees/Asylum seekers
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Sexual identity
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trafficking

I run a small private practice based in Winchester within easy reach of transport links. The No.3 and No.7 bus stops are only a few minutes walk. Parking is also available with access for wheelchair users. My therapy room is a safe and tranquil cabin setting within my garden.

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling I appreciate it can be one of the hardest decisions you will make. The thought of being open or sharing painful feelings alone can add to the fear of seeking out a counsellor. However, it is a really positive step and many people feel better after the first session.

Sessions are tailored to each individual depending on their age, style of engagement and presenting issues. Counselling can be transformative!

After you have made contact with me via email, text or messenger, I will contact you for an informal chat to establish what you are looking for in terms of counselling or we can make the arrangements via email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Qualifications:

  • Diploma Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (Level 4 & 5)
  • Counselling Skills (Level 3)
  • Effective Listening (Level 2)
  • BSc Sociology, Social Policy & Social Administration (Honours degree)

Relevant Training:

  • Adolescent Development
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Awareness of Forced Marriage
  • CBT
  • Child Protection
  • Emotional and Behavioural Eating
  • Engaging Therapeutically with Young People
  • Nurturing Attachments
  • Professional Boundaries & Guidelines
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Safe-Guarding
  • Substance Misuse
  • The Teenage Brain
  • Working Professionally with Young People
  • Working with Young Refugees.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling costs £60 per session (50 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I hold full professional indemnity insurance and a current DBS.

Helen Long Counselling is registered with Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and protects client data inline with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information and to read my privacy policy please visit my website www.helenlongcounselling.com

Winchester, Hampshire, SO22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I work from a cabin in my garden accessed through a side gate. Parking is available on the road or drive by prior arrangement.

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