About me

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.

Do you need counselling?  Only you can decide this.  Will it work?  If you get on well with your Counsellor and you want to work on yourself, then it ought to.  As an Integrative trained Counsellor, I can use which ever style that suits the presenting issue.  I will probably challenge your thought process, and link things together, which may help you see the resolution to your problem.

I am trained to use E.M.D.R. to help you work through adverse life events; these adverse life events are from your perspective, not mine.  E.M.D.R. is very effective, although sometimes it is a difficult journey, but I am here to help you.

During the first session, I take notes, to open up a filing cabinet in my mind and the session moves on from there.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis




Daytime and evenings by appointment.

Further information

At present, as the areas I work in aHigh Risk so I cannot see clients face to face, I offer  video counselling via Zoom, or WhatsApp or telephone counselling.

West Sussex

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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Types of client

Older adults
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Helen Pott

Helen Pott