Helen Weighell, MBACP, UKCP reg.
23 Clerkenwell Close
I'm a qualified and experienced psychotherapist offering a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and work through issues that are affecting you.
My approach is integrative, meaning I draw from a number of different theoretical approaches, adapting my response the individual needs of each client. I understand our ability to relate (to one another and to ourselves) is of central importance in life and therefore place the relationship at the heart of my practice.
You may wish to look at feelings around a specific or repeated problem (e.g. relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, family issues or addictions) or you may have a general feeling that you could be getting more out of life and feel more fulfilled. I work collaboratively and creatively with you to do this.
During your initial (consultation) session I will ask a series of questions to help me understand your needs; what brings you to therapy and what you want to get out of it. There will also be time for you to ask any questions you might have about the process of psychotherapy or the way I work.
Sessions are held weekly, or twice-weekly, for 50 minutes. The work is often open ended, meaning an end date is not set at the beginning. However, there are times when it is useful to do this and this is something that we can decide on together.
I work in central London, from a practice in Clerkenwell, as well as in Walthamstow, East London.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
Practitioner Certificate in Addictions and Eating Disorders (Metanoia Institute)
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education)
Certificate in Creative Group Work (IATE)
Certificate in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts (IATE)
Diploma in Counselling Skills & Perspectives (University of North London)
I have experience working for the NHS, a range of charities, education institutions and private practice, both in time-limited (focused) and long-term, open ended work. I also have extensive experience working cross-culturally.
In addition to my clinical practice, I'm a primary tutor on the Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programme at Metanoia Institute (Diploma/MSc).
I am also a member of The Relational School http://www.therelationalschool.co.uk/
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Skype sessions are also available.
I am registered with all the major private healthcare providers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime only. I currently have a waiting list for evening appointments.
Supervision & training
Supervision is a forum for counsellors and psychotherapists to reflect on all aspects of their clinical work; where they receive formal and informal feedback on that work and where the safety and welfare of clients and the quality of the service they receive is central.