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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£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.