Helen Lord Counselling and Supervision
36 Old Forge Road
I am a person centred counsellor with experience of working with adults, children and young people. I have considerable experience of working with people who self-harm and experience 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.
My experience is drawn from working in a wide range of settings including a women's charity; helping to transform the lives of girls, women and their families in overcoming disadvantage, inequality, poverty and abuse.
For over ten years I have worked in primary and secondary schools 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 diagnosis.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; I am also trained in coaching and mentoring.
I am qualified in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
I offer an introductory session at half the usual session rate 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.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and I charge a flat rate of £40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently fully booked until the beginning of March. If you are looking for sessions after this date then please contact me to arrange an assessment session for after 4th March 2019.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|