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Dip.Couns MBACP Therapist BACP registered NCS Accredited

About me

I’m Helen. I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also accredited with the National Counselling Society.

My background is in working with mental health for adults and children. I have a specialism in working with 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.

Psychoeducation- problem solving skill, communication skills, identifying strengths and struggles, barriers to change and formulating action plans.


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.

Training: CPD

  • The psychology of learning.
  • Adolescents with eating disorders.
  • Adolescents who self harm.
  • LGBT issues in Adolescents.
  • Multi Systemic Therapy.
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Polyvagal Theory (working with trauma)
  • Covid 19 Mental Health first aid
  • Online and telephone counselling training (NCS)
  • mindfulness
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • Safeguarding Level 3
  • OCD workshop 

Experience working with:

  • Bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Substance Use/alcohol
  • Abuse
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • stress
  • cancer/physical health/disability
  • young carers
  • school problems
  • work problems
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • anxiety
  • Suicide
  • frontline/NHS workers during Covid Pandemic

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

National Counselling Society

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).

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National Counselling Society

Fees

From £30.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions

1:1 in your home £45

1:1 in the office £48

Couples in your home/office £50/58

Family session £please enquire

Counselling students £30 limited to 3 students at discounted rates at a time -CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY

Supervision for trainee or qualified counsellors £50 for 1.5 hours

Cancellation fee if not cancelled 48hrs in advance £40

I also offer concession rates to clients on a low income (please enquire).

When I work

Please contact me for availability

please note I do not work on Wednesdays

Further information

I have over 15 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.

Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS14

Unit 1, Tuskite Business Park, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I can visit you in your home

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer supervision for trainee or qualified counsellors

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