Hello, I'm Helen. I am a warm, compassionate Person-Centred Counsellor, and will listen without judgement, motivated by my belief that everyone deserves to feel valued. I offer counselling to individuals of any age, who need to share and discuss difficult issues in a confidential, trusting environment. I value and respect all my clients as individuals, regardless of race, religion, culture, background, gender or individual identity. I work with a wide range of issues, and understand from personal experience the effect of loss and relationship breakdown. I respect the individual nature of pain and trauma, and my empathic approach gives my clients the opportunity to work through their own unique issues.
My work is non-directive, allowing you to gain insight into your emotions and interactions, discovering your inner resources in order to cope with your problems. This is empowering, as we often hold the answers within ourselves. Sometimes our self-worth is compromised, especially in the midst of difficult areas of our lives. Being true to ourselves can be a challenging process as we gain awareness about ourselves, but I believe it is an empowering and affirming experience. Through this process, hopefully you will move towards developing greater self-confidence, and value of yourself.
Prior to training as a Counsellor, I have worked as a Teacher of the Deaf, and bring experience of supporting deaf children and their families affected by the impact of deafness. I have a great deal of experience in helping young deaf people in their emotional development, and have British Sign Language Level 3. I offer counselling to deaf adults and young people using British Sign Language, as well as counselling to hearing people.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor:
Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
I hold an enhanced certificate with the DBS (Disclosure Barring Service).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Each 50-60 minute session is charged at £40 .
I charge £25 for the first session.
Concessions are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Thursday evenings
Types of client