Helen Thomas, PG Dip. CounsPsych.

Helen Thomas, PG Dip. CounsPsych.


Hope Street Centre
10 Hope Street
CW11 1BA

07714 357310

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About me

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 a person-centred/integrative therapist with extensive experience of working with people in distress/challenging circumstances within Local Authority and voluntary sector settings.

I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches (including relational, solution focused and CBT techniques) to provide what works best for each individual person. I offer a flexible approach to meet individual requirements - this can range from weekly sessions (usually at the start of therapy) to fortnightly or even occasional/one-off sessions.

I work with adults from the age of 16 years and couples.

Please contact me by phone or email to explore how I can help.

I offer evening and daytime appointments, working from comfortable 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.

I am happy to consider reduced fees depending on circumstances.

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 have worked as a counsellor with two leading counselling organisations in North Staffordshire and within a Local Authority Coaching service.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Keele University
  • Certificate in Counselling, Keele University
  • NLP Practitioner (qualitycultureuk)

I have undertaken further training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Trauma, Suicidal Ideation and therapeutic practice with young adults.

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.

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Accredited register membership


Session rate from £38/£42

Reduced fees are available depending on circumstances

Further information

I am experienced in a wide range of counselling areas but have a particular interest in:

  • loss and bereavement
  • anger
  • attachment
  • relationships
  • male identities
  • creating meaning
  • traumatic experiences, intrusive thoughts and phobias

Maps & Directions

Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5
Sandbach, CW11 1BA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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