Hello there. I’m Helen (she/her) and I’m a humanistic counselling therapist. I believe that you are the expert in your own experience and that in our work together, I can help you to explore any aspect of your life that you want to bring to therapy. Everyone has different needs and experiences and they are all valid and welcome in our sessions. My intention is that through our work together, you can find personal meaning and healing.
Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. It may be that you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress or depression. Perhaps you want to explore current or past relationships or events that are causing you pain or distress. It could be that you are feeling unfulfilled or find it difficult to get your needs met or to express all the authentic parts of who you are.
I offer a reflective and confidential space and relationship focused on safety, where you can slow down, where you can talk, think, feel and be however you want to be. Together we can work out what you might need from our time together and find ways for you to feel more fulfilled, authentic and at home in yourself and in your body.
I take a trauma-informed, consensual, anti-racist and anti-oppressive approach to my work. I am aligned with and affirmative of people of all genders and sexualities. I hold in my awareness that our experiences and feelings are influenced by many psychological, biological and social factors including current and intergenerational cultural, racial, political and systemic oppression and trauma.
I hold respect, compassion and kindness at the centre of my work and aim to provide an opportunity for you to take up space, to be seen and to be heard. Through the therapeutic relationship that we develop together and the tools that you can take from our sessions into other parts of your life, my hope and intention is that you can find healing, transformation and change.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working for a low-cost counselling service for two years with seeing clients with a broad range of experiences and issues. In addition I have worked in Higher Education for eight years, supporting the wellbeing and mental health of students. I have also previously volunteered for a charity supporting the mental health of people living with post-natal illness. I also have a background in language education, training and management.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Brighton
- Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching Management, Trinity College London
- BA (Hons) Hispanic Studies and Politics, University of Liverpool
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
My practice is allied with and welcoming of all genders, the LGBTQ+ community, non-monogamous relationships and sex workers.