It can be overwhelming trying to choose a therapist. A quick chat on the telephone before we meet is often a good place to begin. This gives a sense of who I am and may help you feel more comfortable about meeting as well as give a sense of what you can expect. Therapy can be really positive and transformative so working with the right person is hugely important.
I work privately in a few different locations including: The City, Central London, Hampstead and Queens Park
Your goals, and way of being will shape the way we work together. There is increasing focus now on wellbeing not just physically but emotionally and you may be realising you just aren't feeling how you want to.
As an integrated psychotherapist I draw on a variety of different therapeutic approaches to build my and your own understanding of you. Building this understanding is often the catalyst to creating shift, and actually leading you to behave in a way that makes you feel happier.
I also offer walking therapy, because my work is really focussed on the whole person and I'm interested in the link between the two.
My theoretical experience includes: Psychodynamic, Humanistic drawing on Interpersonal, Relational, Existential, Psychosynthesis, Gestalt and Body Psychotherapy (which is not actually about touching but reflects the fact that emotions and feelings do not just occur in the brain).
I have experience with the myriad of issues that arrive in the place of people not feeling "good enough", self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, loss, divorce, seperation, perfectionism, anxiety, social anxiety, and issues including OCD, Irrational Thoughts. With my client's consent, as we finish our work, I have written about working with OCD and the irrational thoughts that accompany it.
I have provided feedback from some of my long and short term clients.
"I have found that Helen is very skilled at creating a relaxed, natural, non-judgemental and collaborative environment in which I have gradually felt more and more comfortable sharing and discussing my problems.
Helen asks me questions that really make me think about my feelings and behaviours and how these have been influenced by events in my past and she encourages me to come to my own conclusions. She seems to have an intuitive sense of how far she can challenge me on a given topic at a particular time. "
JL Male 30's
"Helen has an unobtrusive, non judgmental manner but she is not afraid to nudge a hard headed client like me to some of the greatest 'aha moments' I have ever experienced. The benefits for me have been truly enormous and I will be forever grateful to Helen." L.L. Female client 20's
"You're alright" D.D. Male 20's
"I thought it was going to be crap, I just thought why not try it....it's been the opposite of crap" G.L Male 30's
"Helen is a compassionate and thoughtful counsellor who has helped me to better understand myself. ...She has taught me some emotional skills to use in my daily life that enable me to be a more effective communicator... I always leave sessions thinking about what we discussed" KW Female 20's
I work in practice rooms in, the City of London, Central London, Hampstead and Queens Park. I also offer walking therapy www.walkingTherapyLondon.co on Hampstead Heath and in green spaces in Central London.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked extensively with clients in both long and short term therapy.
Previous experience in a number of dynamic and fast paced business roles has enabled me to understand the pressures on my clients. I have worked in the NHS dealing with a broad range of issues, in a bereavement service, and in private practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with many things which are not listed here, I would suggest it is fundamentally about the relationship and the connection between the client and the therapist.
All fees vary by timing, location and type of intervention
City of London
I also offer walking therapy on Hampstead Heath, Regents Park, Hyde Park, and in and around Primrose Hill.
Meeting is the really important part so please get in touch