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Accred. MBACP, B.A.hons

About me

Hello and welcome. My name is Helen Monaghan from New Road Counselling, I am an established Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Most of us will at some point in our lives experience some form of mental and emotional anguish. As an experienced counsellor working with individuals for over 10 years, I would like to offer you support and a confidential space to talk about what is troubling you.

Being able to put into words and explore with another, can potentially allow us to experience a different way of engaging and seeing what is causing our inner turmoil. We can start to understand, how our previous and creative ways in dealing with life, can underpin problematic feelings and behaviour that we now experience today. Why do talking therapies work? Because they open authentic communication with yourself, which reveals our vitality, a door way into understanding who we are and where we want to be.

I invite you to visit my website: www.newroadcounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I have helped many clients who have presented with issues surrounding their relationships and family breakdowns, grief and loss, to addictions, domestic violence and trauma related experiences. Over the past few years, I have seen a rise in work place stress and other issues relating to our professional lives. There is a feeling of ever increasing pressure to achieve, to be connected whilst enduring dissatisfaction and possibly conflict both within and around our working life. I have also worked in addiction and rehabilitation centres such as Vale House, Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol and Islington Drug and Alcohol Service. When dealing with areas of speciality such as anxiety disorders and depression, I will often use the beneficial tools of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

I hold an Upper B.A. (Hons) Degree in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling with Middlesex University

​I completed the BACP Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

​I completed the Advanced Motivational Interviewing course with HAGA

​I have CBT and Motivational Interviewing Skills

​I am qualified in Working with Vulnerable Adults - CoA London Borough of Camden

​I gained the Certificate in Connection Coaching

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Our face to face or online session will last 50 minutes at a cost of £75

I offer a Concessionary rate for people on low wage or in receipt of social welfare - talk to me!

A Single Session of Coaching or Emotional Support is 90 minutes at a cost of £125

Email & Telephone counselling is also available - Whatsapp, Facetime, Messenger.

We will work according to your needs whether it be more longer term counselling or short term solution focused therapy - this we can decide together if you are unsure.

After our initial free introduction/chat, I also offer 20 minute sessions at a cost of £35 - Online only.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme