Helen Metcalfe

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MBACP Dip. Couns
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York, YO32
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About me

Are you feeling troubled?  Or you may be feeling stuck in a rut, feeling that something needs to change but not quite sure where to start? 

I work in a person centred way, this means that I offer a warm, non-judgmental and accepting space for you to express yourself and get to know the real you.  Having this supportive space can help you to explore your troubles, begin to find a way forward and make the changes which are right for you. 

Mindfulness is also something which I use in my work. I can support you to in adopt a more mindful approach, learning to be kinder to yourself, feeling more able to give yourself a break, this can improve the relationship you have with yourself and those around you.

It’s important to find the right counsellor for you, and I am pleased to be able to offer a free 30 minute consultation for us to explore how counselling might help you and how we might work together.  You may want to find out what counselling is about, and I am happy to explore any questions or concerns you may have.

I offer concessions to clients who are on a low income.  Please ask if this is something you would like to discuss.
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Training, qualifications & experience

My training and qualifications include:

Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills

TA101 - EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis 

Diploma in Mindfulness

Diploma in inner child therapy

Working with bereavement & complex grief

Working with suicide 

Working with trauma and the biology of anxiety 

As well as having my own practice, I  provide counselling to adults within the NHS.

My experience in both the NHS and private practice, includes working with bereavement and loss, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, low mood and depression.

I also have experience of working with parents and carers of children who have SEND.

I work with adult learners in my role as counselling tutor for City of York Council.

I am a registered member of the BACP, I have full insurance and enhanced DBS certificates (NHS and City of York Council).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per 60 minute session.

I offer concessionary rates - please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like to discuss this.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I can offer sessions by Zoom or phone, whichever fits with you.

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Helen Metcalfe
Helen Metcalfe