Helen Thomas, PG Dip. CounsPsych.
Hope Street Centre
10 Hope Street
Are anxiety, depression or feelings of emotional distress making life and relationships miserable? Are you struggling to find a way forward and feel hopeful about life? If so, I can help.
I offer caring, warm, fully confidential and professional counselling support to help you make sense of what's going on for you and find relief from emotional distress.
I am an experienced person-centred/integrative therapist who works for two leading local counselling organisations as well as in private practice. I have over 20 years experience of working with people in distress/challenging circumstances in health and social care settings and have managed, supervised and trained other practitioners in this work.
I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches (including relational, existential, solution focused and CBT techniques) to provide what works best for each individual person.
Please contact me to explore how I can help. Because I know that counselling can feel like a huge step, I offer an initial session at half my usual fee to explore how counselling might be helpful for you.
I am happy to consider reduced fees depending on circumstances.
I offer evening and daytime appointments and I work from comfortable, accessible and peaceful rooms in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Sandbach.
In addition to counselling psychotherapy, I also offer solution-focused Life Coaching for clients seeking structured support to achieve their life/career goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience of working with people experiencing difficulties and challenges in their lives. Since 2001 I have also supervised and trained others in this work.
I am a counsellor with two leading counselling organisations in North Staffordshire, working with people experiencing a wide range of emotional distress, loss and grief, and have worked within a Local Authority Coaching service.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Keele University
- Certificate in Counselling, Keele University
- NLP Practitioner (qualitycultureuk)
I am a member of the BACP - the regulatory body which oversees standards for the provision of counselling and therapy services.
I am fully insured and maintain my professional expertise through regular professional supervision and training/development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Session rate - £35/£40
Reduced fees are available depending on circumstances
I am experienced in a wide range of counselling areas but have a particular interest in:
- loss and bereavement
- male identities
- creating meaning
- traumatic experiences, intrusive thoughts and phobias
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|