Helen Robinson

Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4BW
02088789427 02088789427 Registered / Accredited
Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4BW

About me

I am an integrative counsellor with extensive experience of working in mental health and well being.  I work with people in a place of warmth and honesty over issues such as confidence, direction in life, career or just feelings of being a valuable human being. I am aware that some people wonder what to do after CBT to understand their thought and feelings and to make positive changes. 

People come for counselling for all sorts of reasons.  I believe that listening in a welcoming and confidential setting is central to the therapeutic relationship - the relationship between client and counsellor.  Here it all happens. I am happy to use creative ideas to help clients express their anger in a safe way where they may have felt blocked.  As a Christian I am happy to create a safe place for both Christian and non Christian clients.

I work on a short term model which can be extended by mutual agreement. I contract clients to come for 6 sessions initially so they know they have committed time and resources to start with and then it can be extended.

As well as being grounded in person centred and creative counselling I also use compassion focused therapy both Christian and Humanistic to help people find different ways of looking at daily stress.  I believe passionately that clients can grow by being listened to in a warm safe environment getting the support they need when they want to make positive changes in their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited BACP counsellor with experience working in a mental health setting as well as with a wider client group. I am happy to work with clients on antidepressants and can tailor 6 session of goal based therapy. This can be extended as the client feels they want the therapy to extend. I am aware clients want to be flexible and do not want to commit to long term therapy without having a choice.

I have a diploma in counselling with distinction and post graduate qualifications in health psychology and psychology. I have recently gained a CPCAB certficate in Understanding Substance Misuse.  I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life after attending IAPT groups

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Fees £40 to £50 for 50 mins

Initial assessment free for 30 mins

Please do ask for lower cost short term counselling for low income and trainees.

Further information

Sessions available Thursday morning for lower cost short term counselling and counselling students.

100 Heath Road
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW1 4BW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Down stair access for people with mobility issues who can't climb stairs.

Availability

Day time Tuesday with some availability during the weekend.  Evenings and weekends by phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Helen Robinson

Helen Robinson