About me

Hi, I am Helen McNicol and I run my own counselling service in Chalfont St Giles, where I offer a safe environment so you can talk about your difficulties in complete confidence.

I specialise in teenagers and young adults, as I appreciate that the world we live in can sometimes be stressful.  Pressures of school, peer pressure,  family issues plus social demands can sometimes all feel too much.

I have helped clients overcome many of these issues plus related issues such as self harm, anger, anxiety and eating disorders.

I believe my own experience of the world (I was a bank manager and currently a Magistrate) combined with my specialist training has provided me with skills which has made me a counsellor who is modern, approachable and down to earth.

I am a qualified counsellor in Person Centred Therapy and I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychoptherapists, I adhere to their Professional Code of Practice and Ethical Framework.

As a person centred therapist I believe in working with the person, listening to what they say without judgement or prejudice. I am a practical, modern counsellor and am dedicated to offering support to those who wish to have counselling.

It maybe that you are a parent of a child/teenager who you realise is displaying emotional or physical signs that something is not quite right. As a parent myself there is nothing more upsetting than seeing your son/daughter being unhappy.

It maybe that you are a young person looking at counselling because you are feeling that there are areas in your life that don't feel right. Growing up in today's society can be quite hard and making sense of your feelings can be a struggle.

Through one to one counselling, in a safe and comfortable environment I can offer you support.

If you are a young person/adult and are looking at this and would like to chat or ask me some questions then please ring/text or email me.

If you are a parent and are looking at counselling for your son or daughter as you are concerned about them, then please do not hesitate to call me for an informal chat and we can talk about how I may be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate In Counselling Skills
Sexual Health Tier 2 trained
Youth Agency experience
School Counsellor

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.


Additional information

Cost £50 per session.
Each session lasts between 45 mins to 1 hour.
Location Chalfont St Giles
Easy accessible parking


Monday through to Saturday. Day and evening appointments available.

Further information

To find out more information or to book a session please contact me on
mobile 07818054825 or email helenmcnicol@aol.com

Chalfont St Giles

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people