Helen Rattner BSc. MBACP LSECH
25, Old Steine
Everyone, at some points in their lives, could benefit from support. Perhaps you are struggling with relationship and family issues, loss, anxiety, depression, or feeling that you aren't coping with life's difficulties.
Most people find it helpful to talk things through with someone, so they can reflect on how they feel and how they react to situations. It is often most beneficial to talk to somebody who is not part of your everyday life and has no connection to your family or friends.
Counselling provides an opportunity for you to explore any problems you may be encountering or past traumas that persist in troubling you. Counselling is not about giving advice but helping someone find their own path through their difficulties.
It is important that, whoever you choose to see, you feel comfortable and at ease with them. I can offer you a space to talk and think about your concerns in a quiet, calm, confidential and, above all, non-judgemental environment. My private practice is in Pulborough but I also work in Horsham and Brighton one day a week each.
I understand it is a difficult step to make that initial contact and I will endeavor to get back to you promptly. We can then arrange an inital meeting where you will be able to tell me what you would like to gain from counselling and together, we can decide if this is the best approach for you. There is no requirement to sign up for a series of sessions, as it is about building a relationship and finding a counsellor you can talk to. Everyone's needs are different. I am able to work with you on an open-ended basis or for a fixed number of sessions, whichever is most appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Skills.
Certificate in Time Limited Counselling.
Certificate in the Assessment of Clients for Counselling.
Certificate in Bereavement Awareness.
Certificate in Couple Counselling.
Level 3 Certificate in Supervision
Current DBS certificate for working with both young people and adults.
I have experience in counselling young people (11 to 18 years) with the YMCA.
I have worked for Chichester Counselling Services for 5 years and the Horsham and Crawley Counselling Group for 3 years.
I am also a bereavement counsellor and supervisor for Cruse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The fee for a 50 minute session is £40 for individuals and £50 for couples.
Concessions for students of counselling and those on low income are available.
Fees for the Brighton practice start at £60 for the 50 minute sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Monday - Friday (incl some early evenings)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|