Helen Pereira Bellio, Dip. Integrative Counselling, MBACP
Maidstone Community Support Centre
39-48 Marsham Street
I Understand How You Might Be Feeling
Before my own experience of counselling, talking to a stranger about my problems seemed alien … where would I begin? If you are feeling the same, it's completely understandable.
Like you I’m only human … making my way in the World overcoming the potholes and pitfalls of Life. We all have scars … visible and invisible … we all have stories … told and untold ... we all face challenges ... from time to time. I am here to listen and provide you with a safe space for you to find and share your voice when you need to be heard.
Do you feel unheard in your relationships? Are you experiencing a problem or issue at work or at home that you are keen to resolve? Do you want to explore the way you are thinking or feeling? Do you feel stuck and want to move on and get back to enjoying life? Have you suffered a traumatic event, loss or bereavement? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Do you have generalised anxiety disorder or panic disorder? Do you want to find meaning and purpose in your life?
Perhaps I can help you?
What To Expect
I value individuality, difference and diversity and demonstrate equality and inclusion for all my clients working cross-culturally with a diverse range of clients spanning all ages, cultures, religions, ethnicities and sexualities.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is paramount in counselling. When we feel heard in a non-judgemental and empathic way, we can explore our feelings without the fear of being judged.
I will provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment that is both accepting and empowering. From here you can safely explore and express your thoughts, feelings and emotions in confidence. I will walk alongside you on your journey offering support, empathy, and encouragement and, from time to time, guidance and appropriate gentle challenging.
I believe you have your own inner strength and resources and you are capable of reaching your full potential ... it's just hard to do this alone.
How I Work
As that companion walking alongside you on your journey, I work in an integrative way tailoring different counselling theories to your individual needs and personal circumstances. I'm experienced in working with deep rooted issues that have an impact upon your present life, as well as, working with current issues that may be impacting upon your well-being.
The aim of integrative counselling is to promote healing and facilitate wholeness. Ensuring that every part of your mental and emotional health is restored and maximised, it can thus help you to effect positive change in your behaviour and relationships so that you can be the very best version of yourself.
Much of this can be achieved through talking, enabling you to identify any factors in your life that may be perpetuating problems or causing concern. Working in tandem, we can bring these into the light, to help free you psychologically and recognise specific triggers that may lay behind destructive or disruptive patterns of behaviour.
Through this awareness, you will be able to create a healthier mindset, where positive feelings are brought to the fore, and the more informed choices you make are beneficial to the promotion of your interests, empowering you to move beyond your perceived limitations and closer to your goals.
Don’t let your problems leave you feeling isolated any longer. Get in touch with me today and together we can turn your life around.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Inter-Psyche Training Institute in Kent. Based within the NHS, it trains students to BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited diploma standard. Following on from my Certificate in Counselling Skills, I obtained my Diploma in Integrative Counselling awarded with distinction.
I have worked with MIND, providing short-term and open-ended counselling to clients presenting a range of problems including depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, stress, loss and bereavement and work and relationship issues; Rubicon Cares, providing short-term trauma counselling to victims of crime; Place2Be, providing individual counselling through talking, creative work and play with school children offering support to cope with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
As well as my private practice, I work as an IAPT counsellor providing short-term counselling to clients accessing the NHS national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.
Further Training & Continuing Professional Development:
- Working with ADHD and ASD
- TA101 Certificate - Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- CYP Conference 'Working with Children in Their World'
- Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training
- Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training
- FGM Training
- Trauma Training
- Domestic Violence Training
- Drug & Alcohol Misuse
- Play Therapy
- Safeguarding Training
- Working with Difference & Diversity
- Helping Children Tell Their Stories
- Making Endings with Children
- Attachment Theory
- Group Work Training
- Children's Emotional Wellbeing
- Channel General Awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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All sessions are 50-minute duration.
I offer an initial consultation session for £25. This is an exploratory session to better understand what has prompted you to seek help at this time and to see whether counselling can benefit you. In addition, it allows us to determine whether we feel we can work together. There will be no obligation to book further sessions.
Subsequent sessions are £35 for individuals and £45 for couples.
Counselling student sessions are £25.
I believe counselling should be accessible for all and I offer concessions for those on lower incomes at a rate of £25 for individuals and £35 for couples. These sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited, so please ask.
I have professional liability insurance, a DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Certificate and I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework that includes regular supervision of my practice to ensure I am working as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. In addition, I engage in regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and I am fully committed to enhancing my personal skills and proficiency.
Feel free to give me a call for an informal chat on 07818 495980 or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday & Thursday
Types of client