Helen Simpson, MBACP,Counselling and Psychotherapy

Helen Simpson, MBACP,Counselling and Psychotherapy


Perth & Kinross

07486 609801

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About me

Hi, thank you for choosing to find out a bit more about me and what my practice Essence Counselling can offer you. Counselling is a talking therapy and it can be a scary thought talking to someone who you don't know. It can take huge amounts of courage to take that first step. To help make that first step a bit easier I aim to offer you a warm, friendly, safe, non-judgemental space in which you can explore issues that are concerning you.

We all face difficulties in our journey through life and sometimes those worries become too much for us to cope with. We can find it hard to speak to friends or family and find ourselves needing to speak to someone who will listen, understand, and accept us, just as we are. That is what counselling is there for - what it is all about.

Counselling isn’t about giving advice but supporting you through stressful times and life events. Being able to talk openly in private with a trained counsellor can help untangle some of the more difficult thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing. I aim to offer a place of safety, of trust and open communication. A place where you can be yourself in complete confidentiality.

I am a trained and qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in Crieff, Perthshire. I have worked for many years within the NHS in different contexts and I am currently attached as a counsellor to a local GP practice. I also volunteer with a counselling charity based in Perth.

We come to counselling for many reasons such as low mood, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, transitions in life, depression, sexuality issues, and anger issues among others. I believe everyone is unique and issues which bring you to seek counselling are unique to you. You are the expert on yourself, you know yourself better than anyone but sometimes along the journey of life, we find ourselves lost without our Satnav or map to guide us. A wrong turn and we find our self at a crossroads or at a roadblock and need a helping hand to get back on track - that’s where counselling comes in.

Training, qualifications & experience

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Dip. HE in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

In addition I regularly undertake a broad range of courses towards my continuing professional development.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Brief Counselling


Please contact me by phone or email  for a free initial consultation.

  • Fees are £40 per session each session lasts for 60minutes.

Further information

I work within the ethical framework of BACP. I am a registered member of BACP. I am fully insured and hold an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Certificate.

Maps & Directions

Crieff, PH7
Auchterarder, PH3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Weekdays until 7pm ( Saturday morning appointments available on request)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme