My name is Helen, I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Couples Relational specialist, providing support to children, adolescents and their families. Sometimes things happen to children and young people that are just too painful or frightening for them to feel and think about on their own, they need someone to help them. And while many children need help to think about their feelings, others need help to discover their feelings in the first place. Time and space to reflect with an adult who is good at listening can be so beneficial.
I am passionate about helping children and teenagers overcome their personal struggles. I use an integrative approach in acknowledgement that humans are complex beings and there is not a ‘one size fits all’ method. My approach is creative and relational as I believe these are essential for building a fulfilling life. Children often struggle to verbalise what they are feeling so I help them to explore using different types of creative media. From puppets, to painting and drawing, clay work, sand play, music and drama. I listen using my ears, my eyes, my knowledge, my experience, my instincts and my heart.
Individual work with parents can also be undertaken.This can often help parents talk about their everyday struggles more openly and provide an opportunity to reflect on their parenting styles and own experiences of being parented in a confidential setting. I have a keen interest in the mother/father baby bond and can help new parents with any concerns in this regard.
I also work with couples using Encounter-Centered Couples Therapy (EcCT). This is a type of couples therapy that seeks to help individuals fully connect with their partners in order to help them become more mature and creative as a couple. This multidisciplinary approach to couples therapy combines philosophy, clinical experience, organisational methodology, and neurobiology, and it can be used to address a wide range of concerns in couples who are seeking treatment.
In the current climate I am working remotely using zoom, which is an end-to-end encrypted video conferencing platform.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Certificate in Counselling (CCF)
Diploma in Counselling (CCF)
Advanced Diploma in The Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts (IATE)
Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (IATE)
Transforming Relationships (Encounter Centre Couples Therapy)
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with (not an exhaustive list)
Difficulties managing anger/aggression, being bullied, temper tantrums, low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm, low self-esteem/confidence, facing trauma, communication problems, feeling lonely, social exclusion, family break-ups, bereavement/ loss, difficulties with attachment/relationships, sleeping difficulties, bed-wetting, difficulties adapting to life with a new sibling, eating and food-related problems, feelings of emptiness, feeling overwhelmed, feeling out of control, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, feeling different, identity issues, difficulties issues issues linked with the Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Special Educational Needs (SEN).
£60.00 per session
£60 per hour
Concessions: Sliding scale according to income.
Please telephone or email to discuss the availability of days and times.