Helen Murphy Dip.Couns
I’m Helen. I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My background is in working with families and young people who have experienced behavioural problems, including committing offences.
I don't believe in the one size fits all approach. I chose to practise Integrative Counselling, which offers a blend of therapies tailored to meet your needs.
Therapies I offer are:
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
Transactional analysis is a form of modern psychology that examines a person's relationships and interactions.
Person-centred therapy is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.
By incorporating these three disciplines I am able to offer a blend of therapy which best meets your individual needs.
I offer a free assessment lasting 40 minutes where we can discuss your needs and expectations.
I am based in Basildon, sessions will be held in your own home if appropriate, or a room booked locally. If a room is required this will add an additional £8 to the session fee.
I can offer short term therapy (up to 10 sessions) and also longer term therapy.
Sessions last 50 minutes and I would hope to see you weekly.
I offer sessions between 9am and 3pm on weekends. Weekday sessions may be available on request
My service is confidential, with exceptions to serious criminal activity, serious harm to self or harm to another. I also receive monthly supervision with an experienced counsellor, where clients may be anonymously discussed.
I am happy to answer any questions you might have, so make the first step and contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies.
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
- The psychology of learning.
- Adolescents with eating disorders.
- Adolescents who self harm.
- LGBT issues in Adolescents.
- Multi Systemic Therapy.
Experience working with:
- Parenting of adolescents who offend
- Substance Use
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
- Self Harm
- cancer/physical health/disability
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Free 40 minute assessment.
Individual £35 full therapeutic session.
Family session £please enquire
Counselling students £20
Cancellation fee if not cancelled 48hrs in advance £35.
I also offer concession rates to clients on a low income (please enquire).
I have 10 years experience of working with young people and their families. These young people have often experienced behavioural problems, including committing offences. During a period of time which can be extremely stressful for the young person but also for parents, I can provide a safe space to explore your feelings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me for availability
Types of client