Helen Stephens BA(hons) MBACP
I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help but many people struggle with situations and emotional issues and sometimes you just need a little help.
Whatever you may be struggling with at the moment, things can get better and asking for help is the first step.
I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Everyone is unique and we all have inner strengths and tools personal to us. It's my aim to help you uncover yours, so you can discover how use them to make sense of and deal with what's happening for you now, but also take them with you to use in your future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified BA (hons) integrative counsellor working for the NHS and in private practice. Being an integrative counselllor means I draw from different theories such as Humanistic, CBT and Psychodynamic which enables me to tailor every session specifically for each individual.
I have vast experience of working with people from all walks of life helping them with concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationships, addictions, low mood, stress and bereavement as well as a space to explore any other worries.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their framework for ethical practice.
Sessions can be long or short-term so you can explore your concerns and develop through your journey at your own pace.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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£40 for individuals 50 minute session
£55 for couples 1 hour session
I offer discounted rates for students and those receiving benefits.
There are lots of places to park outside.
I am easily reachable from East Tilbury station and by bus.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability for evening sessions and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|