Helen Scholes

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Registered Member MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1JE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Helen, thank you for looking at my profile.

I understand that attending therapy can feel daunting, but I’m friendly, compassionate, non-judgemental, and work hard to ensure that you can experience being listened to and understood deeply. Whatever it is that is troubling you, your thoughts and feelings will be welcome here.

I am committed to promoting inclusion and am comfortable and competent working with issues of identity and difference.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’ve worked as a Counsellor within the NHS, staff counselling programmes and charities for over 15 years. As well as supervising the work of junior counsellors, I've also been awarded Individual Accreditation by the BACP having demonstrated high standards of competent and ethical practice.

I draw from a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches to provide the right help for you depending on your needs and goals. This might include supporting you to develop a greater understanding of your issues, situation or self, or working more actively to help you develop solutions or coping strategies.

Models I've studied include, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, and Third Wave CBT approaches including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). My work is also informed by and integrates findings from the latest neuroscience research.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer counsellor supervision.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Individual counselling costs £50. Sessions last 50 minutes.

When I work

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Further information

I currently have availability for new in-person or online clients. I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions.

I can offer time-limited short-term therapy or longer-term support. Often, we can make a difference in just a few sessions.

Please contact me to arrange an initial session to explore how counselling can help you and how we can work together to achieve your goals.

The Roy Fletcher Centre, 17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1JE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I offer a caring, non-judgmental, collaborative space to support your on-going development as a counsellor.

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Helen Scholes
Helen Scholes