Helen Vance MA IAP, MA (Dubl) Registered: UKCP, HCPC, BACP, BAAT

Helen Vance MA IAP, MA (Dubl)  Registered: UKCP, HCPC, BACP, BAAT

Studio 1
407 B Green Lanes
N4 1EY

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About me

I am a registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Art Therapist and Counsellor providing Therapy and Supervision in my North London practice [N4].

I have worked as a Manager Therapist with a diverse Mental Health population within a prominent outpatient organisation and have experience of working in NHS Mental Health services, as an Honorary Psychotherapist at Central and North West London Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

I have particular experience in working with relationship issues and depression and have worked extensively with those suffering from low self esteem, bereavement, stress, OCD, addiction, self-harm, trauma, as well as issues relating to identity and culture, personal development, intimacy, and life transitions.

I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in which I trained for four years.  I am also accredited and registered with UKCP, HCPC, BACP and BAAT as an arts therapist and psychotherapist. Through my Integrative approach I combine Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Jung, and the Transpersonal, alongside consulting the latest developments in Neuroscience and Attachment research.  This integrative approach gives us a range of options and means that together we can find the ideal way of working that suits you.

Whatever your reason for therapy, my aim is to create a non-judgmental and therapeutic environment where you can be authentic and where challenging feelings, thoughts and experiences can be communicated, sensed and understood.​

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications:

  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Merit) - London Met & IATE
  • Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - IATE
  • MA (Hons) Philosophy and English Literature - Trinity College, Dublin
  • MA (Hons) Acting - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Further Trainings:

  • Literature and Mental Health - University of Warwick
  • Family Support: Child Development, Postnatal Depression, Co-dependency, Conflict - Homestart, London
  • Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence - The Women’s Trust, London
  • Fine Art in Practice - City Literary Institute, London
  • ICSK-L2 Counselling Skills - CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • CATT LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 Accelerated Trauma Treatment

My Registrations:

  • BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists)
  • UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

My Experience:

  • Psychotherapy Lecturer: Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education
  • Studio Manager Art Therapist: Studio Upstairs, London
  • Honorary Psychotherapist: Central and North West London NHS
  • Counsellor and Therapist: Bromley Community Counselling Service
  • Therapist Facilitator: Kids Company, London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Cost: £60 [50 minutes session]

Further information

If you are interested in working with me, I recommend sending a brief email enquiry, and I will endeavour to get in touch to answer any questions you might have. After that, booking an introductory session means that you can meet me, find out more about the way I work and decide whether my approach works for you.

Maps & Directions

London, N4 1EY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer evening sessions as well as sessions during the day.

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

​I have experience of supervising therapists within out-patient settings, as well as teaching, lecturing, mentoring and tutoring MA psychotherapy students of UKCP registration.  I am currently completing UKCP registered integrative supervision training at the Minster Centre.     .

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