Helen Whale

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Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello my name is Helen and I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist with a background of Psychology for over 15 years.  I have experience of working with adults and children.

During difficult times in our lives counselling can be used to explore in a safe, warm and non judgemental place our emotions, feelings and thoughts to help us on the journey of recovery and healing.

  • Integrative Psychotherapy allows me to draw on expertise of not just one school of counselling but many such as existential, person centred, psychodynamic and phenomological. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience in working in the following;

  • Addiction
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship issues and breakdown
  • Couples Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Self harm
  • Family issues
  • Anger 
  • Bullying
  • Loneliness 
  • Depression 
  • Childhood trauma

I am also a fully qualified Psychology teacher having over 12 years experience of working with 11-18 year olds in education. 

I am a registered member of the BACP, and work within their ethical framework and professional standards. My qualifications and training include;

PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy - and qualified in Equine assisted Psychotherapy and Equine assisted Learning ( EAT / EAL).

Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT skills) Diploma

Level 3 Counselling

MA Teaching and Learning

Trauma Informed Interventions



Equality and Diversity

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£100.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer face to face therapy, telephone or online dependent on your needs and accessibility. I offer a free 15 minute telephone or face to face consultation for every client to establish whether we can work effectively together. 

Depending on your location I use pre existing counselling rooms that are within your location. I am also a registered supplier for the Lancashire County Council.

My fee ranges dependent on the type of therapy each session is payable by cash or bank transfer - concessions are available on request. Invoices also available.

I also offer Dialectal Behavioural Therapy / Skills training which is based on one hour per week.

When I work

My working hours are Monday to Thursday and take on clients during the day and early evening. 

Further information

My practice Ribble Valley Therapies also has a number of fully trained therapists that could support your needs if I am full to capacity. We offer online / telephone and welcome clients from all over the UK.

Face to face is offered in our county - Lancashire.

Grindleton, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I have various locations in which i hire out all having accessibility

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams