Helen Gerrard

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Dip Int Coun, (incl.CBT Therapy), Registered MBACP
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Chester, CH2 3NH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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

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, 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 (CBT), 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, separation and divorce

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

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial 30 minute 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.

Concessions £40 per session.

Each session is 50 minutes duration for adults and 30-45 minutes for children and young people.

Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session. 

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tues 10am - 2pm, Fri 12pm - 5pm, Sat 10am - 1pm

I can be flexible with times, dependant on room availability. Please don't hesitate to ask.

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.

Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3NH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The Counselling room is accessible by stairs only.

Helen Gerrard
Helen Gerrard