Helen Roubickova

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Humanistic Integrative Counsellor MBACP, BA Hons, Adv Dip
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi! Reaching out to speak to a complete stranger about our personal stuff doesn't come easy, I know. But taking that very step, can be the single most important decision you may make in getting you on the right track.

I have over a decade of training and working in this field, and am qualified to work with adult clients with whatever you may bring. Perhaps you're not even sure what you are bringing, but you just know you need help, and that's fine. I don't have all the answers... I am trained to help YOU find solutions. And I endeavour to always offer a compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental environment where I hope you will feel safe and understood.

How Can Counselling Help You?

You may feel clear about why you are seeking counselling or you may feel unsure if it is the right thing for you. You may know what is troubling you or you may feel at a loss as to why you feel the way you do. Whichever situation applies, counselling has the potential to be of help.

Sometimes just being able to talk about one's troubles can bring the relief and healing needed. Sometimes looking at the past can help shed light on current problems. Sometimes helping to understand ones personality, behaviour and relationships with others can bring profound positive change. Sometimes getting in touch with deeply buried emotions can be the answer. Often counselling is effective by doing all of these things and more.

We will work together to explore what is troubling you, how you are affected and where the sources of your problems may lie. We will work on enabling you to find ways to overcome your problems and live your life in a more rewarding way.

How Do I Work?

I am passionate about using my skills as a therapist to respond to your unique needs and to enable you to get the most from your counselling experience. This will always be enhanced if you feel you are able to be honest and open about your thoughts and feelings. I offer a confidential space in the privacy, peace and comfort of my home where you can feel secure and understood: where you will be heard and not judged.

Having counselling is rarely an easy process, and I aim to always provide you with the support that you may need throughout. Sometimes it can be incredibly hard to talk about our experiences. You may want to relate events, memories or feelings that you have never spoken of before. I recognise the difficulty and pain that is sometimes unavoidable and I reassure you that all the work we do together is at your pace. It is you who will be in the driving seat.

At the heart of my work, I endeavour to provide a space for you where you know that you are genuinely accepted as an equal human being and where you feel the freedom to be yourself and express yourself openly.

Choosing Your Counsellor

Feeling at ease and comfortable with your counsellor and the immediate environment plays a vital role in getting the most from your counselling experience. Some communication will take place before meeting but the first session is the key opportunity for you to decide if things feel ‘right’ for you. It is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how counselling may be able to help you; to find out more about the counsellor; and to get a good feel for how it may be to engage in working together. It is your choice and it is perfectly acceptable to ‘shop around’ before opting for someone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Therapeutic Approach

I am a fully trained Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. This means my approach incorporates and integrates elements from a number of different approaches and theoretical backgrounds. My way of working is primarily underpinned by elements of both Psychodynamic and Person-Centred approaches, while I also refer to Transactional Analysis and Attachment Theory, and use techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Gestalt.

Being a Humanistic Integrative therapist gives me the flexibility to work in the way that I judge to be of maximum potential in helping a client. My approach may therefore vary from one person to the next. Individual personalities as well as the nature of the problem can have a bearing on this. Additionally, my therapeutic approach may take a different form with the same client as time passes. For example, this may be appropriate because their needs change, or because they have a new ability to see things from a different perspective.


Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), London. (BACP Accredited Course).

Diploma in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Counselling.
University of Hertfordshire.

BA Combined Honours Degree in Social, Political and Business Studies.
Aston University, Birmingham.

Background and Experience

My first involvement with counselling began 30 years ago when, as a young woman, I sought counselling for myself. Since that time I have received help on and off with a number of highly qualified and experienced therapists. This experience has been invaluable in shaping and informing me, both as a person and, inextricably, as a professional counsellor.

As well as having my own practice, I have worked for over 2 years at CRi Spectrum, Hertfordshire's Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

£65 per 50 minute session.

I offer fixed short-term and open-ended long-term counselling for adults. The arrangement is to meet weekly, at the same time, where possible.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am to 6pm

Further information

Registered Member of the BACP

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. The BACP's Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, an independent body accountable to Parliament. As a Registrant, I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Eligibility for membership is strictly monitored and up-dated annually.

The BACP provides a confidential service for members of the public to ask questions about their therapy if they have any concerns by calling 01455 883300, 07811 762114 or 07811 762256 or emailing gethelp@bacp.co.uk.
Please refer to the BACP website for more information.

Contacting Me

Please contact me by the email link or call or text my mobile. I will always try to get back to you within 24 hours. I offer a free 15 minute telephone or online consultation, if you would like this prior to arranging an initial counselling session.

Finding Me

My practice is based in my home and I will provide the full address as required. There is parking available or it is 20 minutes walk from Welwyn Garden City bus and rail stations.

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Helen Roubickova
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