Helen Lyon

Bristol, Somerset, BS3
07714 006368 07714 006368
Bristol, Somerset, BS3

About me

Are you experiencing a sense of worthlessness, despair or self blame? Perhaps you're finding yourself becoming more and more isolated from friends and family. Feeling this way can happen for many reasons ; maybe you've been bereaved, your relationship has broken down or your life feels as though it hasn't worked out the way you hoped it would. Are you looking to regain control of your feelings and find pleasure in life again?

As a counsellor I will work with you to explore these feelings and understand them. We will explore your beliefs and sometimes I may gently challenge them, this can help to see things from a new perspective. Talking and having someone really listen to you can help you foster your ability to self heal.

Each session is 50 minutes long and the sessions are currently via video using Zoom or the telephone.  As an integrative counsellor I can offer you short term solution focused sessions or longer-term sessions for deeper exploration.  We’ll review our work together on a regular basis to ensure you’re finding it beneficial and the therapy is moving at a pace that’s comfortable for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have recently under taken comprehensive training in telephone and video counselling.

I hold the following qualifications:

April 2020: Post graduate Certificate in Relational Therapy from the Relational School of Therapy

July 2018: FdSc in Counselling from the University of Gloucestershire

I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues such as relationship problems, anxiety, depression, grief and loss.

I have also spent time working as a counsellor in a busy GP practice.

My own growth personally and professionally is very important to me and as such I attend monthly supervision and regular workshops. This helps me to grow and ensure my work is therapeutically beneficial.

Member organisations


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
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


The cost of each session is £45 and each session is 50 minutes long.  If you have any queries before booking a session please email or call me and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

I do hold some concessionary spaces please contact me for further details.

Counselling fees are payable by advance bank transfer.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

1-7 Smyth Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


I am available Monday to Thursday with some evening availability Monday to Wednesday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Helen Lyon

Helen Lyon