Hello – my name is Helen. I know that it can be very daunting making contact initially with a counsellor so thank you for looking at my profile. Many people will be trying to cope with everyday issues such as, bereavement,depression, self-esteem, loss, anxiety
generalised anxiety,relationship issues,panic disorder,stress, and trauma. We can also feel sad and unhappy and not really understand why. If you are struggling for any reason. it can become overwhelming. No problem is 'too small or too big' for us to talk about, just take that first step and contact me.
I offer a 30-minute free 'getting to know you' session. This is important for you to get a feel for me, how I work, and where I work. It also enables us both to decide if we think we can work together. The first step is for you to email or call me and we can go from there. My premises are in the centre of Evesham away from the main road. The rooms are quiet and comfortable with lovely oak beams and I also have a waiting room.
I am considered by others to be a kind, considerate and caring person. I am qualified as a Person Centred and Integrative counsellor. This means that I will not be telling you what to do, and we explore what is worrying you together. I allow you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental area to do this together. I consider counselling as a process in which, together we 'untangle' your ball of emotions slowly and at your pace. You to be 'in charge' and in time we make sense of your feelings along with acceptance and further understanding of your experiences. In time you will be able to move forward and gain coping strategies for the future.
My past events and life situations led me to want to become a therapist and help other people find themselves in a better place with their thoughts and feelings. After having counselling myself, I realised that at times talking to friends and family, however helpful they try to be, sometimes was not enough. Telling them my inner most fears was not possible, and that was where I found counselling to be so helpful. Come and see me and let’s start the exciting journey for you together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the BACP (British association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines at all times.
I attend regular supervision and I also do ongoing CPD (Continuing professional development) to enable me to give my best for clients and myself.
- Currently doing my Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
- 18 months volunteering as a listener at St Richards Hospice
- Counsellor at St Richards Hospice
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Fully insured
- Enhanced DBS certificate
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
Your first 30 minute meeting will be free so we can decide if you are comfortable with me and likewise I can make sure I can help you in the right way. This is important for us both.
It will then be £45.00 per 50 minute session