Helen Marsh - Counsellor and Therapist
Are you going through a difficult time in your life right now?
You may be suffering from work-related stress, the demands of partners, parents or children, depression, generalised anxiety disorder or panic attacks – life can feel like an uphill struggle.
You may be facing a particular crisis, loss or relationship breakup.
You may be bereaved and struggling with feelings of grief.
You could be feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by something that has happened.
Your life could feel mundane and you never really feel happy. You feel like you are just ‘going through the motions’ of life with no real highs or lows and you just ‘get on with it’. But you wonder if this is all there is.
You may have situations in your past that continue to affect you because of deep-rooted experiences and long-standing difficulties.
Whatever your situation, therapy and counselling can help:
· It is a way of getting help and support in your life now
· It is a space for you talk about the things which you never talk to anyone else about and that cause you anxiety or make you feel down and bad about yourself
· It is a space to look at your life, the things that have happened to you and how you have been affected so that you can start to make changes
I offer a safe, confidential and caring space where together we can explore the things that concern you, help you to make sense of what is happening, find out what you want from life and work towards that.
I work in two different ways. Firstly I am an Accredited Integrative Therapist which means that I draw upon different methods depending on what the Client needs.
Secondly I have completed a Diploma in CBT/REBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) which means I can work in that way and it involves working short-term in a focussed way in order to deal with specific problems, phobia's, generalised anxiety disorders, depression, panic attacks and many other issues.
I am a registered and accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and I work within the UKCP code of ethics.
I have a Private Practice in South Woodford and also in Warwick Avenue, West London. I see clients for both long-term and short-term work - We will discuss in the assessment how many sessions we feel might work to begin with and we will review that regularly as the Therapy continues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 10 years of one-to-one Counselling and Therapy experience working with a wide range of clients in both long-term and short-term therapy. I also have extensive experience working with complex bereavement in an NHS setting and in short-term work for an NHS IAPT Service.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including generalised anxiety disorders, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, miscarriage, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, gender and identity issues, trauma, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, rape.
I have an enhanced DBS check and am covered by professional indemnity insurance.
- Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- BSc Psychology and Counselling
- Diploma in CBT/REBT
- Currently completing an Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT
OTHER TRAINING COURSES COMPLETED
- 5-day Bereavement Training
- Creative Imagination
- My Purpose – The Next Step
- Unfolding the Story: Archaeology of the Soul’s Journey
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy
- Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills
- Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors – Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
- Vision Boards and Ritual
- Making Trauma Therapy Safer
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
I work specifically with bereavement, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, sleep disorders, depression, childhood abuse, domestic violence, rape and many other areas.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The Cost for a 50 minute Session is £50
Monday to Friday from 7am until 10pm
I have completed a Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) and am happy to work in this way - This works primarily for short-term work and is solution-focussed in order to help someone move quickly to where they want to be. This type of Therapy is ideal for Clients who have a specific issue or goal in mind for Therapy - It is particularly effective for generalised anxiety disorder, phobia's and compulsive thoughts/actions, panic attacks, depression and sleep disorders. In my experience this type of effective and specific work normally lasts between 6 and 12 sessions.