Helen Pickering Dip Int Coun, (incl.CBT Therapy), Registered MBACP

Helen Pickering Dip Int Coun, (incl.CBT Therapy), Registered MBACP

Weston Grove

07583803037 / 07583803037

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About me

Hi I'm Helen, a fully qualified Counsellor who delivers a professional, non-judgemental and confidential service, for adults, young people & children. Experienced at working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement, OCD & more.

I respect that personal experiences are very unique to each individual and I understand that it takes courage to openly talk about what you are experiencing.

People from all walks of life seek counselling. You may find you’re struggling with relationships, or crisis in your personal life, or perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety over work issues, facing bereavement, illness or a broken relationship. You may even have feelings of hopelessness, a lack of self-worth or confidence, depression or stress, or maybe the cause is related to your past.  Whatever it is, you can bring it to counselling. I can help you to reflect and work through any problems in an understanding, secure and safe environment. You will not be judged or criticised for who you are or how you are feeling.

During your sessions I will support you in exploring your thoughts and feelings. I will listen to you, accept and respect you. I will not judge you or tell you what to do. I will help you reach your own decisions based on what is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People

'Words for unwanted journeys' training

Working Therapeutically with adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions training

'An introduction to Autism' training

Certificate Of Proficiency, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling. (CPCAB)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills(CPCAB)
Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

As an Integrative Counsellor I combine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T), Psychodynamic Therapy and Person Centred Therapy, adapting my support to best suit the needs of the individual.


Bereavement Counselling at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, supporting people with loss, grief and the other emotions bereavement can generate such as anger, guilt, denial, depression, relationship issues

C.A.M.H.S, supporting parents of children who were receiving support from the service, with such issues as anxiety, depression, family issues, the effects of marital tension, seperation and divorce

West Cheshire College Counselling students aged 15+ with such issues as self-harm, relationship problems, exam stress, bullying, anger, low self-esteem, low confidence

Primary and High Schools helping children and young people to work through a range of difficulties such as social/general anxiety, anger management, exam stress, bullying, family tensions/breakdowns

Private Practice supporting individuals with such issues as depression, anxiety, anger, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem/low confidence, bereavement and much more

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer an initial free consultation over the phone for us to talk through what you may be looking for, or, an initial 30minute face to face session (£20 fee) to help you decide if Counselling is right for you and importantly that I am the right Counsellor.

Subsequent sessions:-

£50 per session for individuals

£40 per session for students, unemployed, pensioners and low waged

£65 per session for couples

Fees are payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session

Home visit £65

EAP/Health Insurance/Third Party Invoice payment fees £65 per session

Further information

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P) I work in accordance with its Ethical Framework and code of ethics, ensuring a safe and confidential Counselling practice for both you and me.

Maps & Directions

Chester, CH2 1QH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Mon 10am - 6pm, Wed, Thurs 4pm - 6pm, Fri 9am - 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme