Helen Veleska

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Dip Couns, FD Open Couns (MBACP registered) (NCPS accr)
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Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I offer 1-2-1, couples and family therapy, as well as walk and talk therapy and group work sessions for various issues.  These include anxiety, depression, loss, mental health, to name but a few. I also have many years experience in the field of addiction and children's safeguarding.  I have a Diploma in Psychology and a foundation degree in Counselling & Psychology, which advanced my understanding of the human mind. I have worked with 11-80+ year olds and offer a non-judgemental, empathic approach. I am willing to offer concessions for particular clients, circumstances dependant. Please feel free to contact me for further information on this.

I provide counselling from my private practice in a village less than 10 minutes from Warminster.  This is done in a private room providing a safe and confidential space for our work together.  I can offer Monday Tuesday and Friday daytime appointments and most evenings.

My training helps me to provide you with a reliable, regular, safe space where you can begin to talk about whatever is on your mind. I have an integrative approach, using a wide range of therapeutic models; transpersonal, psychodynamic and person centred. In essence, that means I start with a basic belief in the human potential to heal and grow, and I see my job as a counsellor to be one of facilitating you in achieving that potential, by enabling you to feel safely 'held' whilst you go on your journey. I also believe that past experiences can have an effect on our present reality, so part of our journey may be to make the unconscious, conscious. I can help by focusing on the relationship between us, to bring the way you relate to others to your awareness and facilitate your understanding of yourself, providing healing and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

5 years working in the addiction field & 8 years working in children's social work
1 year working within a college setting & 2 years working as a school counsellor

CPCAB Therapeutic Diploma in counselling
OU Diploma in Psychology

Foundation Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Currently studying level 6 Supervision

From 2009-2012 I worked as a volunteer counsellor for Swindon and Wiltshire Drug and Alcohol Services on a part time basis, this post allowed me to gain experience of working with clients of all ages and many different life issues alongside their presenting addictions. I also spent a year being a student counsellor at Bath College, which enhanced my understanding of working with young adults.

I was employed by Turning Point in Trowbridge until 2015 as a Recovery Worker, managing a caseload of clients in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse. I also co-facilitated a parenting group for the service to help clients in recovery to improve their parenting skills. I then worked as a Family Key Worker for Wiltshire Council, until 2022, helping families to work more effectively together, thus helping to prevent family breakdown.  After this I joined Kingdown School as their inhouse school counsellor.

Training & qualifications:

Diploma in Integrative Counselling with the CPCAB.

Induction Training with Swindon and Wiltshire Drug and Alcohol Services (SWADS)

Alcohol – Brief Intervention and Advice Training with SWADS

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) with Turning Point, Wiltshire.

Model of Psychosocial Interventions (MOPSI) Training with Turning Point, Wiltshire.

Introduction to Change and Recovery Skills Group Training with Turning Point, Wiltshire.

Parenting Group Training with Turning Point, Wiltshire.

OU Diploma in Psychology. 

Foundation degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Transactional Analysis Training

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Our initial session will be charged at a flat rate of £40 for singles, £50 for couples and £70 for families/groups, as we get to know one another and decide whether we can work together. Thereafter;

£50 for 1-2-1 work or Walk/Talk therapy
£70 for couple counselling
£90 for group work/families

Concessions are available. Payment is in full after each session, if in cash, or prior to the session if via bank transfer. I can also negotiate reduced fees for prior paid, block booked sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer evening appointments as well as Wednesday and Friday day times. Other times can be discussed, as can home visits for the housebound etc.

Further information

I also practice a shamanic method of 'Soul retrieval' whereby meditation is used to return to a persons original wounding to help heal the lost part of the soul. If you are interested in hearing about this further then please feel free to contact me.

Sutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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If you have accessibility issues then I may be able to do home counselling for you. Please contact me for further details.

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Helen Veleska
Helen Veleska