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 mental health for adults and children. I have a specialism families and young people who have experienced behavioural problems, including committing offences. I have also lots of experience working with young carers.
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.
Multisystemic Therapy is therapy which works with all the systems around a client and the factors which are impacting on them, for example home, friends, the community, work or education. This can help identify and plan behavioural changes.
By incorporating these disciplines I am able to offer a blend of therapy which best meets your individual needs.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.
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/alcohol
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
- Self Harm
- cancer/physical health/disability
- young carers
- school problems
- work problems
- generalised anxiety disorder
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
1:1 in your home £40
1:1 in the office £48
Couples in your home/office £50/58
Family session £please enquire
Counselling students £20 limited to 3 students at discounted rates at a time
Supervision for trainee or qualified counsellors £45
Cancellation fee if not cancelled 48hrs in advance £40
I also offer concession rates to clients on a low income (please enquire).
I have over 12 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.