About me

Having an hour each week where it is all about you is often a new and unfamiliar experience for most of us.  It is a time for you to let all the things that have been percolating in your mind out into the world and be heard by another person, someone who has no judgement or expectation of how you 'should' deal with any given situation.  Having someone who is wholeheartedly in your corner provides you with the support and space that you need to come to terms with anything that is holding you back, and challenges you to move forward in a direction that feels authentically right for you.

How I Can Help

I am an Integrative and Relational Counselling Therapist and Life Coach.  I help people to explore and understand their relationships - that they have both with themselves and others - and create a life that feels uniquely authentic for them.

I have experience working with a variety of complex issues including but not limited to - low self-worth and -self esteem, narcissistic abuse, toxic relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, self-esteem, trauma and abuse.

How To Choose the Right Counsellor For You

Everyone’s counselling needs are different. Whilst location and fees can be two of the main determining factors when choosing a therapist, finding the right therapist for you can often be a difficult and confusing process but remains one of the most important aspects of counselling.

During the first meeting it is important to trust your instincts when deciding whether someone is the right therapist for you. Relationship is the key to our work together therefore feeling safe, comfortable and understood - as with all healthy relationships - is paramount. If you are unsure during our first session whether or not we would be a good fit please feel confident about communicating this to me, as feeling a rapport and connection with your therapist is at the heart of our work.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. Applied Psychology (2008; MBPsS)
Cert. in Counselling Skills (Two year course, 2011)
Cert. Family Group Conferencing (2011)
Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling (Three year course, 2019; MBACP)
Cert. Life Coaching (accredited with distinction, 2020)
Cert. Recognising Domestic Abuse (2020)
Cert. Narcissistic Abuse & Pathological Love Relationships (2021)

I follow the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) professional ethical framework and code and am a registered member of BACP.

All clients records are protected by the Data Protection Act and I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). I am fully insured to work both within the UK and globally.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

One of the most common questions asked by those considering counselling is: ‘how many sessions do you think I will need?’  As the counselling process is organic, and by engaging with the process we come to understand ourselves more fully, I usually recommend that clients start with six consecutive sessions with the opportunity to book additional sessions once these have been completed should you wish to do so.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

West Harptree
Bristol
Somerset
BS40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Helen Moores

Helen Moores