Helen Pickering Dip Int Coun, (incl.CBT Therapy), Registered MBACP
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, family issues, 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
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
£50 per session for individuals
Concessions £40 per session
£65 per session for couples
Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session
Home visit £65
EAP/Health Insurance/Third Party Invoice payment fees £65 per session
Concessions offered for
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.