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I am an accredited counsellor with over 10 years experience who likes to encourage growth and development within an individual. To do this I focus on self-development and I seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choices.

Exploration of difficult issues can be frightening so together we can explore them in a non judgemental way and facilitate change by encouragement and self awareness. I can assist individuals in making sense of confusing or overwhelming emotions, help them to develop resources to cope, gain a deeper understanding of self and how they may relate to others.

I also specialise in working with Young People from the age of 11 years with a view to building self esteem, development of abilities to cope with anxieties, bullying and peer pressure. I have a wealth of experience dealing with Young People who may be having suicidal thoughts, or may be undertaking some sort of self harm. I have experience with running anger management workshops and can work with anger issues on a one to one basis too.

I have training in trauma and have been working throughout the pandemic with Frontline clients.  The work has covered a wide range of issues, predominately anxiety and loss and I have worked with NHS staff including nurses, doctors and auxiliary staff.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

  • I began my training as a counsellor in 2000 and have experience of working within various environments such as schools, colleges, work place, hospices and voluntary organisations;
  • I run a Counselling service with a number of fellow counsellors and also run a private practice which is based in Bromsgrove;
  • I am an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Prof Accred);
  • I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP);
  • I have an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) previously CRB.

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Youth Counselling
  • CPCAB Diploma of Therapeutic Counselling (L4)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (L7)
  • Safeguarding Children E-Academy -Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect CPD
  • Anger, Rage & Relationships CPD
  • Licensed to deliver CRUSH training CPD
  • Mindfulness Workshop CPD
  • EMDR Overview CPD
  • Brief Therapy (Gestalt) CPD
  • Mental Health, Presentation, Medication & Counselling CPD
  • PODS – Trauma & The Body: Somatisation & Dissociation CPD
  • StopSO – Crossing the Line CPD
  • Counselling Young People Certificate
  • The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space CPD
  • GDPR & the Impact on Therapeutic Practice CPD
  • Metaphor & Creative Therapy CPD
  • Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy Evolution CPD
  • Lets talk about sex! CPD
  • Loss & Grief CPD
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • Working with bereavement and complex grief CPD
  • Disclosure, Safeguarding & Pre-Trial Therapy CPD
  • Moving Your Practice Online - Kate Anthony CPD
  • The Body Keeps the Score (Bessell van de Koll) - Trauma & Body Based Approach CPD

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

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

I specialise in Anger Management and also run a service for newly qualified or student counsellors.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

From £20.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • HealthAssured
  • Vitality

Additional information

Counselling Fees:-

Please contact for further information.

Initial Assessment (50 minute/payable on day) £20.00 - 60.00
Individual Session (50 minute/payable in advance) from £20.00 - £60.00

Supervision (90 minutes/payable in advance) from £50.00 - £90.00

All fees are payable in advance and are non refundable. Please refer to terms and conditions provided separately.

Fees for production of reports and letters in support of clients will be given on a case-by-case basis upon application.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I am currently offering key workers free counselling during the pandemic.

Alvechurch
Birmingham
B48

Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B60

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Whatsapp

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Video technology and Face to Face currently available. Experienced with trainees, newly qualified, experienced & accredited Counsellors.

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Helen Townsend, MNCS Prof Accred, MBACP

Helen Townsend, MNCS Prof Accred, MBACP