Helen Preston Advanced Diploma Psychotherapy/Counselling Ad.Dip.PC NCS Accred
Taking those first steps towards the help you need and deserve can feel daunting, but so too is living with sadness,depression, anger, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement and other problems that you may not feel safe or able to discuss with friends or family.
I was born in Wales and moved to Saffron Walden just under 10 years ago. I enjoy travelling and socialising but I value my quiet time too, often taking long walks in nature. I have two wonderful teenage boys, one at university and one still at home.
Although I have a professional approach to counselling my manner is relaxed and down-to-earth. I am compassionate, caring, respectful and I can also be humorous. I see these as key ingredients of the therapeutic relationship, laughter can be a powerful healer.
I work from a ground floor treatment room at my home in Saffron Walden which is located in a quiet cul-de-sac. It is a peaceful, homely and welcoming space. Free parking is always available directly outside.
How counselling can help
Counselling can help you to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. Sometimes just saying things out loud or looking at issues in a different way can be all that's needed to effect change. If more is needed I can tailor you a flexible treatment plan so that you know what to expect from the therapy.
I offer counselling on a short or long term basis. I work individually with clients and prefer to work face to face. However, I offer Skype sessions if traveling to Saffron Walden is not possible.
I believe that the key to successful therapy is choosing the right therapist for you.
How I work
I encourage my clients to explore and develop their own self awareness. It then becomes possible for them to connect with their emotions and identify their needs. We then explore how those needs can be met.
As an integrative counsellor I draw on theories from the three main schools of thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT). In layman's terms that means listening to you to fully understanding your present reality, exploring how the past has had an impact on your present and helping you to build strategies to move forward so that you feel empowered and more resilient.
My approach to therapy acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of mind, body and spirit. I believe that you already have the wisdom to know what's right for you. You will know if I'm the right person to guide you towards that self-discovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society and adhere to their Code of Ethical Standards and Conduct including undertaking regular supervision and continuous professional development.
Advanced Diploma in psychotherapy and counselling. NCS.Acc.Ad.Dip.PC
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
EFT Master Practitioner
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
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£48 per hour
For more information please visit my website
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Wednesday 10am-9pm Thursday - Friday 9.30am to 5pm
Types of client