Helen Wardman

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Registered MBACP (Accred), EMDR UK & Ireland
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Lymm WA13 & Warrington WA1
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About me

I am a fully qualified Counsellor; CBT Therapist; EMDR Therapist; Therapeutic Supervisor and Hypnotherapist, and I have been in practice since 1999. I am also a qualified Drug & Alcohol Professional. I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

I offer Integrative Therapy to children, adolescents and adults for a wide range of issues such as stress management, anxiety disorders, confidence and self-esteem issues, body image, self-harming behaviours, depression, addictions, bereavement, relationship difficulties, and work related issues. I have expertise in working with clients who have experienced trauma, whether through recent or historical events and have specialised in working with survivors of sexual violence – focusing treatment on recovery from trauma, and the development of positive coping strategies. I work with my clients to create an individual plan which is tailored to their specific needs and use a range of interventions to help each person move forward in their lives.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach designed for working with distressing or traumatic memories. EMDR therapy looks to help you properly process these traumatic memories, reducing their impact and helping you to develop healthy coping mechanisms. This is done through an eight-phase approach to address the past, present, and future aspects of a stored memory using bi-lateral stimulation. EMDR is the NICE recommended treatment for PTSD, and is also very effective with anxiety disorders; phobias; and low self-esteem.

Trauma Focused CBT for Children & Families provides a pathway for children and adolescents, alongside their parents to work through the impact of traumatic events.

Life Skills Coaching uses a solution focused approach to make changes to unhelpful lifestyle patterns, while identifying and creating new possibilities for the future.

Hypnotherapy uses therapeutic interventions to address issues whilst the client is in an enhanced state of mental and physical relaxation, whereby the subconscious is able to communicate with the conscious mind.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling; Dip. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 3; Dip. Therapeutic Supervision; Dip. Hypnotherapy in Health & Holistic Care; Drug & Alcohol Core Competencies; Dip. Life Skills Coaching; Trauma Focused CBT for Children & Families Level 2; Dip. Counselling Children & Adolescents

Training & Experience
I have additional training in: Relationship Psychology; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; DBT Skills; Trauma Focused CBT; Eating Disorders; Family Dynamics & Substance Misuse; Creative Interventions; Critical Incident Debriefing; and Solution Focused Brief Therapy

I have worked across a range of NHS services, including mental health day care & inpatient units, and GP clinics across the North West. I worked for several years with the Priory Healthcare Group – within General Psychiatry; Eating Disorders and Addiction Treatment programmes.

I am a qualified Drug & Alcohol Professional and have worked within the community with a range of substance misuse issues. Having formerly worked as a Therapeutic Supervisor within an end of life & respite care hospice I also have extensive experience of working with bereavement, grief and loss.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Payable by Bank Transfer or Cash

Telephone & Online Counselling £45

Counselling & CBT £55
Life Skills Coaching £55
EMDR £70
Hypnotherapy £70

When I work

Monday to Thursday, 4pm - 7pm

Online, telephone, face to face

Mill Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13

Warrington, Cheshire, WA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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


In person

I am a qualified Therapeutic Supervisor & offer supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Complimentary Therapists, Social Workers and Health Care staff.

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Helen Wardman
Helen Wardman