Helen Sylvester

Dip. Counselling, MNCS (Accred), UKATA Dip. (Psychotherapy)

About me

Are you suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self worth or emotional distress of any kind?  Welcome! I am passionate about good mental health and relationships, I believe that we can all achieve this through awareness of the origin of ourselves, our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and a commitment to be well. I also believe that therapy should be a normal part of how we take care of ourselves and available to everyone, for this reason I keep my fee as low as is practical, aiding accessibility. I have many years experience working for the NHS and I have a private practice in East Grinstead, RH19.

Please get in touch if you require short or long term support for a variety of mental health or relationship problems. I will offer you a free consultation to ascertain your needs and goals. I provide a safe, secure and judgement free space for you to express, develop and heal in the time you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

What qualifies me to be your therapist?

I am Helen Sylvester Dip. Counselling, MNCS (Accred), UKATA Dip. (Psychotherapy)

The above means that I have an National Counselling Society Diploma in Counselling and a Transactional Analysis Diploma in the field of Psychotherapy. Also that I am an accredited individual member of the National Counselling Society and the UK Association of Transactional Analysists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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


Additional information

  • Free initial consultation for one to one sessions
  • £40 for 1 Hour Session thereafter
  • £50 for Couples 1 hour 15 minutes
  • £60 for families 1 hour 30 minutes

Reduced rate for students and trainees and those committing to long term work.  Reduced rate places are limited and there maybe a waiting list if they are all in use at the time of commencement.  The reduced rate will be mutually agreed by the client and myself.


I have appointments available Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 6pm,

East Grinstead
West Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I do home visits for those that are unable to leave their homes or struggle with mobility.

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