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BSc (Hons), MA, MSc, MBACP

About me

Hi, I’m Helen,

Firstly, I’d like to acknowledge that if you are here, looking for a therapist then I realise that this is likely to be a challenging time. Finding the person that you ‘click with’ is an important first step. I’d like to reassure you that if you reach out to me you can expect a friendly welcome!

I have been counselling couples, individuals and families for over 10 years and I continue to feel passionate about the work that I do. I have extensive experience with Relate and also have a private practice.

How can counselling help?

There are chapters in our lives when we all experience challenging and difficult times. We can often feel lost, stuck, unsure, confused, in our relationships and in ourselves. I have been privileged to help many people experiencing such times in their lives.

Maybe you are struggling with painful patterns of communication, conflict, issues of trust or separation? Maybe you are feeling a loss of connection or a sense of loss of yourself? This can be a very confusing time and for many couples can feel like a point of crisis in their relationship. May I reassure you that this is more common in relationships than we might imagine.

My aim is to help you to unravel the complexity, to gain clarity and understanding, opening the space for positive change. Whatever you are going through, I understand that taking a step into therapy can evoke many feelings which may be difficult and will be particular for you. I can support you to take this step.

What can you expect in our first session?

Our first session will include an assessment, which is a 2-way process ensuring that I am the right counsellor for you.

My approach is for us to work together in a safe, supportive and private space without judgement, where we can explore issues at a pace that feels right for you.

I am an integrative counsellor and my work is based in systemic and psychodynamic approaches. I am able to draw on multiple approaches which offers flexibility within my work, tailoring the approach to your particular needs. We are all individuals and therefore professional flexibility in practice is of core importance to me.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master's degree in Relationship Therapy - The Relate Institute - University of Hull

I have over 10 years of counselling experience with Relate and also have a private practice.

MSc Public Health.

I have over 20 years of nursing experience in the NHS.

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


£50.00 per session

Additional information

All sessions are charged at £50 

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults