Helen Nagle ~ MSc Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, PGDip psych. MBACP.
Perhaps you have never opened up to anyone before, and the thought of this might seem overwhelming. It is easy to get stuck in old patterns of behaviour which can prevent you from realising your potential or moving your life forward.
Are you carrying baggage from your past or have fears for the future? You may be struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one, or perhaps you have self-destructive thoughts. You could have problems with addiction or depression or be locked in an abusive relationship or an unhappy marriage. Maybe you are struggling to cope alone or find you are unable to handle the pressures of day-to-day living, particularly under the present uncertain circumstances of a global pandemic.
Whatever your issues, together we can find a better understanding of where they stem from and help you find a way forward. My aim as your therapist would be to work with you to discover the best version of yourself.
My background is in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Every client’s needs are different, and I will tailor the process to suit you, whether it be short-term or long-term therapy that you are seeking. I feel the basis of all productive and successful therapy stems from the relationship between the client and therapist, and in the trust and mutual respect that is built between us.
I will be respectful of your views and beliefs whatever they might be, I am non-judgemental and empathetic. In our time together, we can examine anything you feel might be holding you back and explore ideas to help you elicit change, finding new techniques to equip you with a more valuable ‘life tool-box.’
Perhaps you feel people don’t see the real you, or you may find it difficult to access parts of yourself that have long since been suppressed, as life can be so emotionally challenging.
If you feel you would like to get in touch, our first contact would be a brief introductory conversation, to enable you to see if we were the right fit for each other. If you then chose to go ahead with an assessment, a meeting would be arranged, for up to an hour and a half, where I would invite you to discuss anything that you wish to bring, and you can judge for yourself if you feel comfortable working with me, and if you wish to proceed with the therapy.
I will provide a safe, confidential environment, in which I hope you will feel free to speak openly. There would be no obligation for you to continue.
If you decide you would like to work with me, each session will be for a duration of 50 minutes.
I have worked with children, young adults and adults of all ages.
Most people find the first call is the hardest. If you would like to get in touch, please take that first step and e mail or contact me by phone on the above number, don't struggle alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cert Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- PGdip Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- MSc Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Working on line and by phone during the pandemic.
I have worked one to one counselling very young children, within a school environment.
I have worked counselling adults through a charity based counselling service and also currently work independently with young adults and adults of all ages.
I offer supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors, and therapy to training students. I can offer home visits in certain circumstances.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
No fee for Initial 15 minute telephone conversation
Assessment for an hour and a half £65
Therapy session 50 minutes from £55
I have worked with young children, young adults and adults of all ages. I am respectful, non-judgemental and empathetic. I have been working via phone and zoom during the pandemic and am continuing this way, but have now also returned to face to face work.