Helen Rust

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Dip Integrative Counsellor MNCPS (Acc)
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Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10
Available for new clients
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About me

Hi I’m Helen. Passionate about helping you find a way through challenges in your life from the past or the present.   I can offer you warmth and acceptance in a calm, private and non-judgemental space to help you feel like yourself again. 

I'm experienced in working with adults and young people on challenges including anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, relationships, low self-esteem, identity, illness and living with cancer. I work integratively, which means I will adapt to find a way for us to work together which feels best for you. I will be here to listen and help you work through your past and your present to help you find a way forward.  I work in person, online and on the phone.

Life can present challenges for us at home, at work and in relationships. Counselling offers a safe and private space to talk, to allow you to explore difficult thoughts and emotions until you find your way forward. Sometimes life can be tough, and it can feel overwhelming to find a way through alone. I’m here to be alongside you. There may be events in your past that are invading your present and affecting your ability to do the things you want to.

I feel it is a great privilege to help you work through difficulties which may then positively impact your life.

I specialise in working with the trauma of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Whether this is a recent event or something that has happened in the past, having a private, calm and validating place to talk can help you to find a way to recover from these distressing experiences. 

It takes courage to reach out for help, I’d love to hear from you. 

As part of my practice I work with:

Rape Crisis Northamptonshire

Onebright: Bupa Macmillan, Bupa EAP, WPA PMI and Aviva PMI

Health Heroes EAP

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • ICF Professional Coaching Skills, ACC Level
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • BACP Stage 1 Working with Children & Young People
  • I work for Northamptonshire Rape Crisis alongside my private work.
  • Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Understanding Children and Young Person’s Mental Health
  • Level 2 in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Safeguarding & Prevent
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • BACP Working with Gender Diverse Clients
  • Zoe Lodrick, Understanding and working therapeutically with interpersonal psychological trauma.
  • Christiane Sanderson, Working with Complex PTSD 
  • BACP CYP Conference 2023: Trauma and Dissociation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session

Additional information

Free initial 20 minute consultation online or by phone. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer early morning appointments at 8am

Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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