About me


I have been an Integrative Counsellor and E.M.D.R. Therapist for a number of years and my training means that I can use which ever style of counselling that suits the presenting issue, but I let you lead on your journey. 

Sometimes it is appropriate to use E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which is used for trauma, (from the client's perspective), for example, complicated grief, P.T.S.D., anxiety and depression.  During this process you are wide awake, and once the groundwork is done, you don't even need to say much.  From my own experience, I know it works!

The relationship between the client and the counsellor is important.  I will hear you, reflect and probably challenge your thought process.  If you contact me, you will know within a short space of time whether you feel you can work with me - trust your gut.

During the first session, I can answer any questions you may have.  I take notes, to open up a filing cabinet in my mind and the session moves on from there.  Each session lasts for fifty minutes and is private and confidential.

Daytime and evenings appointments are available, please email or call me for further details.

Entering into the counselling relationship can feel daunting, but take the step - until you do, you will never know how much you have to gain!

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:


E.M.D.R.  (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)  Levels 1,2,3 & 4                Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Therapy, Psychology and Practice
Institute of Transaction Analysis Certificate 101
OCR Certificate in Counselling Skills

Courses Attended:                                                                                                      E.M.D.R. for OCD                                                                                                    WPF Kensington Assessment
Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

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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Additional information



Daytime and evenings by appointment.

Further information

I am offering face to face sessions, video sessions and telephone sessions.

West Sussex

West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
11 West Street
PO16 0BG

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Helen Pott

Helen Pott