Helen Lord Counselling and Supervision
I am a person centred counsellor with a wealth of experience working with adults, children and young people. I have considerable experience of working with people who self-harm and have feelings of low self worth and self-esteem.
Life can be hard; as human beings we are challenged by events and experiences which can leave us feeling vulnerable, frustrated, angry, sad, anxious or depressed. Trying to make sense of what is happening or what has happened in our lives can feel confusing and at times overwhelming.
My role is to support your personal exploration and discovery in a safe and entirely non-judgemental way. I won't give advice or tell you what to do but I can help you to consider different options, make choices, help rediscover your identity and ultimately learn to accept yourself as you are and to live more at peace with yourself and others. I will help you work towards finding an understanding of what has or is still happening to you and how this is affecting you and your relationships with others.
"Peace - it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." (Unknown)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a well established private practice which welcomes everyone regardless of gender, sexual identity, age or background.
As well as working with clients in my own therapy room, my experience is drawn from working in a wide range of settings including a women's charity; primary and secondary schools, special educational need provisions and business.
For over ten years I have worked in education supporting children and young people through current and historical trauma, developing resilience against the pressures of adolescence and encouraging potential which may have become lost along the way.
I am experienced in working with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and have supported a number of clients through their private diagnosis.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; I am also trained in coaching and mentoring.
I am qualified in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difficulties specifically associated with young people - disaffection from school, peer pressures, self harm, cyber bullying, drugs and alcohol, arguments with parents/siblings, separation from mum or dad, step parents/siblings, relationships and sexuality.
Understanding addictions in adults
I offer an introductory session charged at £20 in which we can discuss your needs and what I am able to offer, after this there is no obligation to continue if you feel that I'm not the right person to support you.
Thereafter each session lasts for 50 minutes and the fee is £50.
Some concessionary rates are available