Helen Rattner BSc. MBACP LSECH
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. 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.
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 adults.
I worked for Chichester Counselling Services for 5 years.
I have worked for the Horsham and Crawley Counselling Group for 4 years, where I am currently the Assistant Clinical Director and responsible for Safeguarding.
I am also a bereavement counsellor and supervisor for Cruse.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for a 50 minute session is £45 for individuals and £55 for couples.
Concessions for students of counselling and those on low income are available.