Helen Sealy MBACP Pg Dip.Counselling
Hi I'm Helen and I am an experienced counsellor who will offer you a safe, comfortable and confidential space to explore any difficulties you may have in your life. I work with children, young people and adults offering creative ways of working alongside talking therapy. However, this does not mean you need to be artistic, it simply means I sometimes use alternative methods to help you explore difficult feelings that you may be finding hard to speak about.
Sometimes things in our past can affect our present life or you may have current issues that are affecting your well being; you might just feel unhappy in life but are not sure why. Exploring these issues in a confidential space free of criticism, blame or judgement can offer you the opportunity to make your own choices, make changes in your life and find a way forward.
Contacting a counsellor can take a lot of courage but I will offer you an enriching therapeutic relationship and once that first step is taken it can feel a little easier. My overall approach to therapy is humanistic however, I trained as an integrative counsellor so I am able to tailor the sessions according to what I think might help.
Work with children and young people.
After many years of working with adults I went on to do additional counselling training so that I could work with children and young people. Since I obtained my additional qualification I have undertaken vast amounts of work with this younger age group and feel privileged to have had these opportunities. Children often struggle to communicate their feelings and sometimes do not have the vocabulary to express what is happening to them so my skills in creative ways of working can help them work through any issues they have. Children and young people have the same rights to confidentiality as adults but working alongside parents can often be extremely beneficial so this can be discussed at the first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in sandplay
- Post qualifying diploma in counselling children and young people
- Post-graduate diploma in integrative counselling
- Certificate in person-centred counselling
- BA in community and youth studies
- Level 3 safeguarding children and young people (updated in 2017)
- Connecting through creativity
- Managing suicide intervention
- Emotional intelligence
- Youth mental health first aid
- Creative arts in counselling
- Child protection training - protecting children online
- Self harm training.
I have a private practice in Wellington where I offer counselling for adults and young people. I have been practising as a counsellor since 2005 working in a variety of settings including schools, a children's hospice, a college and a charity offering counselling to people who have experienced abuse or sexual trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Introductory session £25 for an hour.
Subsequent sessions £45 for 50 minutes.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available some weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.
Types of client