About me

I am a very experienced (level 7), genuine and caring Adult, Teens, Child and Relationship Counsellor with a naturally friendly ability to put you at your ease and help you with your self confidence. Approachable and discreet, I work within an Integrative framework, which combines CBT, Humanistic/Person Centered and Psychodynamic methodology. I also have a keen interest in the use of creative methods, as I believe that the unconscious mind holds a lot of answers. I have extensive experience of counselling within a vast range of counselling environments, including a specialist SARC (sexual abuse) unit. I have trained in working therapeutically with L.G.B.T.Q. clients and pride myself in practicing in an L.G.B.T.Q. affirmative way. I also offer therapy for children aged 04-11, having recently worked as a primary school counsellor. Mindfulness practice is also available.

If you choose to see me on a confidential "face to face" basis, I offer a warm, safe and comfortable environment where you will not be judged or criticised. We are all unique and I aim to provide a bespoke service that is tailored towards your individual needs, adapting my experience, expertise and training in order to help you find the way forward. Living with the demands and cut and thrust of today's hectic world I understand that sometimes we can lose our sense of who we are. I aim to assist in helping find 'you' once more. I believe that it is 'you' that matters. Communicating is one of the first steps towards healing. It is also one of the hardest steps to take, but if you take it, can become one of the greatest. I believe you can do it.

Concessions for trainee counsellors and low income clients are available. Why not call me for a free, friendly, confidential, with no commitments chat to discuss? I look forward to hearing from you.

Understanding the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding COVID19,  I am now in the position to offer Skype, online or telephone counselling. Please contact me for further details, we are all in this together, we can get through it together. Don't be alone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma (Integrative) University of Wales, Newport (level 7)

Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling, University of Wales, Newport

Relational Couples Counselling (Advanced Cert)

Specialist Historic Sexual Abuse/ Rape

OCN Level 4 Conflict Resolution Mediation

Member of Management in the role of Counsellors Representative for a Voluntary Counselling Service

Trustee for a Voluntary Counselling Service

Co-ordinator for Counselling Service

Specialist experience of working with Young Persons and Teenagers

Experienced Primary School Counsellor with children aged 4 - 11.

L.G.B.T.Q. Trained.

Working with Trauma training

Vicarious trauma.

Sexual Violence and Substance Abuse

Sexual Exploitation

Using Play and Creative Methods in Counselling

Body Talk

Working with Children and Young People Involved in Sexually Harmful Behaviour

Childrens Emotional Wellbeing

Life Coaching

Advanced Certificate Couples Counselling

Full D.R.B. checked

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

Confidence Issues.

Historic sexual abuse/rape.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender trained and affirmative. (LGBTQ).

Counselling Primary School aged Children aged 4 - 11.

Young Persons counselling.

Mindfulness techniques available

Bi-Polar/ Manic Depression.

D.I.D. (Dissociative Indentity Disorder).


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60.00 per '1-2-1' session Individual (60 mins)

£65.00 per session "Face to Face" Couples (60 mins)

Concessions available for clients in difficult circumstances, counselling students or block bookings. If you are travelling by vehicle, I also provide free private car parking facilities. Please contact me for a free, friendly, no commitment necessary chat to discuss sessions. I'm here to listen.


9.00am - 7.00pm. Free private car parking.

Fresh Counselling Newport
10 Llanthewy Road
NP20 4JR


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Wheelchair accessible

Helen Tennant

Helen Tennant