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Helen Preston Advanced Diploma Psychotherapy/Counselling Ad.Dip.PC NCS Accred

Saffron Walden, CB11 4FS
07510645673 Registered / Accredited
Saffron Walden, CB11 4FS

About me

You don't have to wait until you can see a therapist face to face, I'm busy working with clients on line and by phone during these times of restriction.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 had initial reservations about working with clients remotely but I have found that the help and support I can offer, especially at this time of high levels of anxiety, depression and panic attacks works equally well on line or by phone as it did face to face. I'm also more accessible to clients now, distance is no longer a barrier and I am working with clients much further afield.

About me

I was born in Wales and moved to Saffron Walden 12 years ago. I enjoy travelling and socialising but I value my quiet time too, often taking long walks in nature. I have two sons 19 and 22.

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 still work from a ground floor treatment room at my home in Saffron Walden which is located in a quiet cul-de-sac. It is peaceful and lends itself perfectly to working on line or by phone. Confidentiality is assured.

When restrictions are lifted and face to face sessions resume you will find this a 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 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
Holistic Therapist

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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 and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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£48 per hour

Further information

For more information please visit my website


3 Boytons Acre
Saffron Walden
CB11 4FS

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages none


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm Friday 9am to 4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I am an accredited supervisor.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Helen Preston  Advanced Diploma Psychotherapy/Counselling Ad.Dip.PC  NCS Accred

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