Hi, name is Helen, I am told that I am a good listener, who knows that life can sometimes be hard, confusing, lonely and overwhelming. Talking to a non-judgemental friendly person in a safe, confidential environment can help you 'find me again'.
Counselling is offered individuals on either open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life so that you can live to your full potential. I have worked with people from all walks of life, the young, middle age, elderly; people with anxiety, depression, stress, bullying, miscarriage, post-natal depression and bereavement.
Evening and daytime appointments are available and weekends by special arrangement either at the West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Fareham or at Littlehampton, West Sussex. At the first session, brief details are taken and then we can start exploring your journey.
I am EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming) trained, which can be used for any trauma (from the client's prospective), anxiety, bereavement, PTSD, to name a few and I have found it extremely effective.
As an Integrative counsellor, I am able to draw upon my knowledge and experience of other counselling approaches, offering you the opportunity to engage in an experience that feels right for you and at a pace to suit you.
Entering into the counselling relationship can feel daunting, it's a step people take who realise there is a problem and they want to solve it, or feel better. Email me or call me and take the first step of taking control of your life!
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Therapy, Psychology and practice
Institute of Transaction Analysis Certificate 101
OCR Certificate in Counselling Skills
Courses Attended: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming) WPF Kensington Assessment
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Due to the current pandemic, I have had moved my practice to on-line video counselling via Zoom (my preference), WhatsApp or Skpe or telephone counselling.