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Dip. Integrative Counselling, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Talking to a stranger about your problems can seem like a daunting task.  If you are feeling this way, it's completely natural and understandable.

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 and unseen?
  • 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?
  • Have you suffered medical negligence?
  • Are you grieving a loss or bereavement?
  • Is anxiety, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) getting you down?
  • Do you have generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) 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 post-graduate 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:

  • Certificate in Working with Couples
  • Working with ADHD and ASD
  • TA101 Certificate - Introduction to Transactional Analysis
  • Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • FGM Training
  • Trauma Training
  • Domestic Violence Training
  • Drug & Alcohol Misuse
  • Play Therapy
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Working with Difference & Diversity
  • Attachment Theory
  • Group Work Training
  • Children's Emotional Wellbeing

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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From £40.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

All sessions are 50-minute duration.  We begin with an assessment session. 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 is no obligation to book further sessions.

Private Clients
£50 per session for individuals and £70 per session for couples.

Counselling Students
£40 per session.

Insurance Clients
I am a recognised provider for Axa Health, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna and VitalityHealth. 

When I work

I offer both daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

I have professional liability insurance, a DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Certificate and I am an accredited 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, no obligation chat on 07818 495980 or drop me an email at helen@hpbcounselling.com and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.

Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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