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About me

Qualified supervisor and therapist working with individuals, families, couples and young people.

There can be times in our lives when we face difficulties and painful situations; it’s in these times when talking to someone can help. Family and friends can be very helpful but sometimes we need to talk to someone who we don’t know who can listen to us impartially, with empathy and in confidence.

I am a positive, warm and experienced therapist running my own private practice. I have also worked in local charities and many secondary, primary and private schools in Bath and the surrounding area. Alongside my private practice I work as the Chief Executive in a busy counselling agency where I work with children, teenagers, adults and families. I also deliver bespoke training days and mentor counselling trainees.

I have completed the Supervision Training with CSTD Bath (Centre for Supervision, Training and Development). CSTD Bath is endorsed by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a "Recognised Supervision Training" and checks all UKCP's requirements for supervision training.

I would describe my counselling approach as integrative drawing on person-centred, emotionally focussed therapy (EFT) transactional analysis, psychodynamic, systemic and the spiritual in a significant way.

I have many years of experience and working for two charities has given me vast experience with a range of difficulties and presenting issues. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your concerns without judgement. All of your thoughts and feelings are important and need to be heard and honoured to gain understanding.

If you want to find out more, please call me to leave a message or email me and I will make contact with you within 24 hours. I am happy to speak with you on the phone before we meet if you will find that useful.

All face to face appointments are 50 minutes and at our first meeting we will have the opportunity to explore what is bothering you and think about whether therapy is right for you at this time.

I work short and long term, whichever suits you and this is something we can discuss when we first meet. Once we have agreed to work together, we will decide on suitable times to meet.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Enhanced, online DBS
  • Advanced, Interagency Child Protection Training; Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse
  • Supervision (CSTD, Bath)
  • Understanding Adolescence - Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Foundation in Family Therapy (PG Cert Bath Uni/Level 7).
  • Diploma in Counselling (Level 5).
  • Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills (PG Cert/Level 7).
  • Certificate Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Certificate Health & Social Studies - Distinction
  • BTh (Hons)

Experience:

Counsellor in private practice

Therapeutic practitioner with The Family Counselling Trust in Wiltshire working with children and families.

Chair with The Family Counselling Trust in Banes (2019-2020)

Chief Executive in a local counselling charity offering initial assessments, counselling to all ages, supervision, training and line managing counselling trainees.

I have studied and been practicing for 14 years.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples

Attachment issues

Suicidal

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please call to find out about my fees. I have some affordable slots, please just ask.

Availability

Weekdays/evenings

Further information

Quotes:

"There aren't words to express my gratitude for our time of learning and healing together! These sessions have been invaluable and life changing, I thank you from my heart!"

"I just wanted to say thank you for being so present and empathic, not to mention a beautiful soul; you are a true gift, thank you for sharing it with me."

"Thank you for all your support and insight and holding my hand (and heart) as I deepen and deepen into my true self."

26 Upper Borough Walls
Bath
England
BA1 1HR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Qualified supervisor.

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Helen Marton MACC-Reg

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