Helen Ringrose-Clarke MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Hello and thankyou for taking the time to explore my services. It’s not easy choosing a therapist who can help.
I see clients individually on a day and time that fits in with their work/life routine.
I understand this step can be daunting but it is a positive sign that you are ready to think about the issues that are troubling you. People seek therapy for many different reasons. There is no problem too big or too small. Every worry and concern is valued and treated with confidentiality and respect. Whatever the problem, I am committed to providing you with emotional support when you need it the most. Importantly it’s a time for you. A chance to be heard and understood.
Often life can be difficult and challenging. Dealing with day to day stresses can become overwhelming and exhausting. When anxiety becomes too much, your coping strategies may not work as effectively and negative thoughts and emotions may spill out into other areas of your life, leaving you confused and anxious. At times, it may feel easier to try and hide or bury painful thoughts and emotions,but often they can resurface in other ways such as anger, panic and depression. Friends and family can offer support at these times but they may avoid the true issues that are troubling you in fear of upsetting you more. Do you ever feel that you're not being heard and understood? You may not wish to confide in others as you do not want to worry them. In counselling we can explore and reflect on your thoughts and feelings and begin to understand your true emotions in a safe, non judgemental environment.
Therapy can be an opportunity to understand yourself more, why you think the way you do and react in certain ways.
What happens in therapy?
Ideally we will meet at the same time and place each week but where this is not possible there can be flexibility. Together we can discuss what is troubling you and what you would like to achieve in your sessions. Regular reviews can ensure progression and expectations are being met. Sessions will last for 50 minutes and during this time we can gently work through the painful issues that are holding you back, allowing clarity and the opportunity for you to move forward in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. This means I tailor my sessions to the individual client, using different types of therapy to suit a persons unique needs. No two people are the same therefore, no sessions are the same. I may use psychodynamic therapy to link your past to the present or CBT techniques to challenge negative thought processes. It is truly important that you are happy with the professional working relationship and it is my aim to ensure a high level of trust is established to enable deep emotions to be explored.
Your well-being is at the heart of what I do.
I have experience of working with a variety of client issues and I have worked at The Leicester Counselling Centre and Coping with cancer. I have supported individuals through loss, disability, bereavement, trauma, abuse, illness and many more, meeting individuals of all ages and from different cultural backgrounds.
I am a registered with the following healthcare provider:
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Whatever is on your mind, troubling you and leaving you feeling stuck can feel easier to bear through talk and reflection. The relief from allowing unresolved issues to be bought to the surface and spoken is key. It takes courage to embark a journey of self reflection and tackle painful thoughts but step by step you can get there.
I charge £30 for an initial assessment session to establish your needs.
Therapy sessions: £40
Online sessions- Skype/Zoom :£40
Telephone counselling: £30
I have upto date DBS :working with adults and children
Registered with ICO Data protection
Free car parking
All calls and emails are confidential.
I am dedicated to my profession and value the importance of talking and listening to my clients. My sessions are client led with the opportunity to engage in therapeutic activities that can provide insight and understanding about your inner self. Understanding your own true feelings means you are on the right path to becoming content and happy. This can benefit the other relationships in your life, build confidence and self esteem.