Helen Thomas, PG Dip. CounsPsych.
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 experience of working 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 by phone or email to explore how I can help.
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
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Session rate from £38/£42
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|