Helen Walinski-Kiehl MBACP

Helen Walinski-Kiehl MBACP


07854 878085

Saved Save profile

About me

I am a professionally-qualified counsellor with 14 years experience, trained to Advanced Diploma level and a registered member of BACP. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor.

We might work together for just a few weeks, if this is all you need to resolve your difficulties.

I also offer longer-term work, helping you discover the roots of more complex problems, such as depression, anxiety, or very low self-esteem, and then exploring with you ways of resolving these.

I specialise in working at depth with people who have experienced various forms of trauma or abuse.

If you are interested in working creatively in some sessions, rather than just talking, then I can offer you a number of creative options, including sand trays, working with dolls and/or soft toys, dream work, drawing, and role plays. These can be very effective and powerful ways of getting in touch with your emotions, and exploring the issues which arise.

I work mainly in a person-centred way, which means that YOU, the client, set the pace and the agenda for the work we do in each session, according to what is most important to YOU at any given time.

I also use psychodynamic insights in my work. This means that we may look at what has happened in your life so far, to help us discover WHY you may be feeling/acting/relating to people as you do. If you wish, we will then explore more deeply together where these feelings/behaviours originated, and would then use these insights to help you bring about lasting change.

I may also integrate elements of other counselling methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, and also Mindfulness techniques into our work as and when we feel these may be helpful to you.

My practice is based in the Colne Valley, close to bus stops and with easy parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling,  BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision

I have been a Samaritan, and a Victim Support volunteer.

Alongside my private practice, I have several years experience of counselling adults with a wide range of issues for a counselling charity, and over ten years counselling teenagers in a Sixth Form College.

I work with clients who experience, for example, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, the effects of trauma, problems with anger, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, health concerns, issues of faith/spirituality, and self-harming. I also work with relationship issues, parenting concerns, sexuality issues, bullying, and abuse, and with bereavement and loss, including miscarriage and abortion.

I have over eight years experience of providing personal therapy, and, more recently, supervision, to students studying for Diplomas in Counselling.

I can provide a safe, non-judgemental, un-pressured environment where these issues can be explored and worked through at your own pace.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Teenagers and students


I provide both short and longer-term counselling, as appropriate to each client's circumstances and the nature/complexity of the issues they bring. Once we have contracted to work together, I guarantee not to increase my fee during the term of our contract - however long that may be.

My standard fee is £40 for a one hour counselling session, but I will negotiate a reduced fee if necessary for students and the unwaged.

I provide clinical supervision to counsellors and trainee counsellors, also at £40 per hour, with reductions for students.

Further information

I invite you to phone, text, or email me initially, to discuss your needs. We can then arrange a meeting to start to get to know each other, and discuss the issues you want to work with in more detail, and your expectations from counselling or supervision.

If we both feel counselling is appropriate, and that we can work together, I would draw up a contract for us both to sign. We would discuss a likely timescale for our work at the initial meeting, and regularly review the progress being made, as our work progresses.

I have a limited number of places available to start counselling or supervision NOW.

Maps & Directions


Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

2 steps into property.


Daytime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Flexible appointments can be offered to accommodate different work/commitment patterns.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I have a BPS Certificate in Supervision, and work to an integrative, mainly person-centred model with psychodynamic insights.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
View supervision profile