(MBPsS, MBACP, DipHIC)
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Hello - I'm Helen Moores, and I am an Integrative and Relational Counselling Therapist.
People seek counselling/therapy for various reasons - some people are very clear and sure about what is troubling them, and the changes they would like to make, whereas others are unable to pinpoint the source of internal discomfort but feel that something just doesn't feel right, which might be showing itself in repeated patterns or relationship issues.
I feel deeply passionate about helping people to understand their own story, how this has impacted their sense of self, and how these beliefs may be holding them back from the life they want and the person they would like to be.
My approach is to look at both the past and the present, and help you to bring about meaningful and lasting change. I have extensive experience working with people in a relational and personable way, encouraging clients to prioritise and place value on their wellbeing and needs. I have been told that my approach is both kind and warm (sometimes with a little humour!) but with gentle challenge where appropriate; after all, the only person we can change is ourselves.
I work from my cottage in the countryside, which itself can be very therapeutic, and prefer to see people face-to-face when possible. I understand that this may not be practical for everyone and therefore I also offer online sessions (via a secure video platform) as well. Additionally, I also provide a 'Walk and Talk' service if you would prefer to be in the great outdoors.
I understand that therapy is a big commitment - both logistically and financially - and I have therefore found that most people prefer, and often benefit from, undertaking a 'short burst' of sessions (around 6-8) to get a feel for the work, before deciding whether to continue in an open-ended capacity or have a break and then return to therapy at a later date. Approaching therapy in this way allows us to break down a problem into smaller pieces of work (solution focused), which is often more manageable, especially when you may be feeling overwhelmed by the bigger picture.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free introductory 20 minute call, which is a chance for you to tell me about what's been going on for you, and you can ask me any questions you may have. We can then decide whether I may be the right therapist to help you. There is no obligation to begin therapy with me and you are free to use this as an opportunity for you to make more sense of what you need.
If you decide to continue to book an initial appointment, then the first session is where we can meet for an hour, either face-to-face or online, and we can talk in confidence and you can elaborate further on what we discussed over the telephone. At the end of this session, I will be able to let you know where I think the focus needs to be in the work, and we can decide together how best to move forwards.
Walk & Talk - £50
*concessions are offered based on an individual basis and circumstances - please enquire for further information.
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