Helen Murphy Dip.Couns

Helen Murphy Dip.Couns


07964 399916

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About me

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:

  • Bereavement
  • Parenting of adolescents who offend
  • Relationships
  • Substance Use
  • Abuse
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • stress
  • cancer/physical health/disability

Member organisations


Accredited register membership



Free 40 minute assessment.

Individual £35 full therapeutic session.

Couples £50

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).

Further information

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

Basildon, SS14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please contact me for availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults