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About me

Are you struggling to find a way forward and feel hopeful about life? If so, I can help.

I am a caring, professional and experienced counsellor who has supported hundreds of people to find a way through anxiety, depression and feelings of emotional distress to find a more hopeful and fulfilled way of living on the other side.

As an integrative therapist I draw on a wide range of approaches to find a way of working best suited to you.

To reflect requirements surrounding Covid-19, I am currently delivering most of my therapy by telephone and online. Please do get in touch to discuss how these options could work for you.

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.

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

Critical incident debriefing and working with clients in crisis

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


Session rates:

One hour face to face sessions - from £38/£42

Contact me to discuss your requirements as I work flexibly within a framework of ethical practice.

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
  • anxiety
  • anger
  • attachment
  • relationships
  • creating meaning and purpose - a life worth living
  • traumatic experiences, intrusive thoughts and phobias


Hope Street Centre
10 Hope Street
CW11 1BA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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 user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Helen Thomas, PG Dip. CounsPsych.

Helen Thomas, PG Dip. CounsPsych.