Helen Robinson BA Hons, Dip Couns, MBACP
I am a qualified counsellor with over 20 years of experience, offering short term and longer term counselling to individuals and couples. My private practice is called 'Choices Counselling' and is based in the centre of Nailsworth. This provides a safe and confidential environment, to enable you to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing and help you to discover and build upon your own inner resources to find a way through.
It is my belief that we each have an intuitive ability to heal ourselves, that we know what it is we need to be happy and with the right help are able to achieve this. In my work with you I would provide you with the opportunity to explore the problems that may be preventing you from living a happier life and together we could discover new ways of being that could help you to make more satisfying life choices and fulfilling relationships.
My approach is aimed at helping you to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself and your motivations, whilst also enabling you to build on your confidence and self-acceptance to allow you to move forward and make good choices and decisions for your self. In our work together we may also discover other ways of viewing a situation which may help to alleviate the distress and anxiety you may have been experiencing and give you the strength to deal with it in a more rewarding way.
As an integrative counsellor I will work with you by drawing on a variety of counselling approaches. Each individual that comes to me is unique and so I would adapt my counselling approach to suit your personal concerns and desired outcomes.
Whatever you're looking for we will work together, at your pace, to explore and understand what it is you are experiencing and to identify the choices you have to improve your wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA hons Sociology with professional studies (University of East London)
Post graduate Diploma in Counselling (Bristol University)
Member of the British Association for Counsellors and psychotherapists (MBACP)
I have also undertaken ongoing professional development training in Gestalt Therapy (Bath) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Bristol).
I have worked as a paid counsellor for The Nelson Trust which offers treatment and support for people with addiction problems.
Prior to this I was employed by Victim Support Bristol where I worked with a variety of issues with people who needed support after experiencing a crime. This ranged from burglary and assault to domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse.
I have trained and worked as a volunteer counsellor with Child-Line (London), The Women's Alcohol centre (London) and Avon Counselling on Alcohol and drugs (ACAD Bristol).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
A 50 minute session is charged at:
£45 for individuals
£55 for couples
Initial free telephone consultation (up to 30 mins)
On occasion I have some limited reserved sessions, in the daytime, at a concessionary rate for those who have limited income. If money is difficult please ask if concessionary rates are available.
I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). This means I am appropriately trained and qualified and follow an ethical code. I am also professionally insured.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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