Helen Sear

telephone, online & f2f Counsellor, Registered MBACP

About me

  • Maybe you are in crisis right now, or you've been feeling low and overwhelmed.
  • Or is your life becoming self-destructive and you'd like to make changes?
  • Or are you overweight and want that to be different?

I believe we are all vulnerable when life throws its obstacles at us and we all need a safe space to unravel what has been going on and help gain the strength to choose how to move forward. I can offer you an impartial and friendly place to help you through this difficult time and help support you to move forward.

I am an experienced counsellor working in schools and private practice with children and adults. I also work for the NHS as a Specialist Bariatric and Obesity counsellor. My helping career began working with those affected by problem gambling, domestic violence and dementia. I've seen that difficulties happen to anyone and know we all need help sometimes.

My life experiences have led me to a career in counselling, where might your experiences lead to? I don't offer judgement and solutions, I will help you to feel heard and build your self-belief in order to make changes. If this sounds like what you need, give me a call to talk through what's been happening for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Integrative Counselling 2014

5 Years experience working one to one and in groups for NHS and other agencies, in schools, with adults and children.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bariatric patients.

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Additional information



Evenings and daytime appointments


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Helen Sear

Helen Sear