Helen Wilson

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49
07876 678211 07876 678211 Registered / Accredited
Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and I work with my clients in a person centred way, always working with what you choose to bring and working at your pace. I work as a Supervisor, supervising other counsellors and their work, and I am an EMDR therapist which enables me to work with clients who have suffered trauma.

For many years I worked as a nurse specialising in all aspects of fertility, including counselling before and after an abortion, I then went on to be a counsellor in an IVF unit. For many years I also worked in the charitable sector developing a huge range of experience in all areas of individual counselling. My next place of work was the Scottish Association of Mental Health. Here I worked with everything the General Practitioners referred to us. At the same time I spent many years working with drug and alcohol addiction and all the challenges that this can bring to family members.

I have an interest in working with people who have experienced abuse of any sort whether recent or in childhood, and helping them to claim their lives back as their own. Sometimes people just feel that they need a listening ear because circumstances in their lives have got out of hand, work can be emotionally challenging, and the busy lives we all lead in today's society and the problems that this can bring, such as relationship issues, depression, anxiety or bereavement may all make you feel you may benefit from counselling. When appropriate I can use EMDR to help people cope with past trauma of all sorts. This therapy is recognised by the medical profession as one of the best ways of working with trauma.

I work from my own home in Linlithgow, in a purpose built counselling room which has its own entrance and wheelchair access. It is a comfortable, calming and welcoming space designed to make your counselling experience as relaxed as possible.

I appreciate that coming to a counsellor is a very hard step to take, but hopefully with my support you can find a way through your difficulties and you can discover that life can still be full of promise and interest beyond the challenging place you are presently in.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counsellor and Accredited member of BACP and EMDR therapist

I have a Diploma in person centred counselling from Strathclyde University, and I am an accredited member of BACP and URKCP.

I am a counselling supervisor

I am also a trained EMDR therapist


I have done specialist courses in:

Counselling Supervision
Bereavement
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Mindfulness
Trauma
Child Sexual Abuse
EMDR therapy


I constantly continue to update my training by regularly attending courses and specialist reading.

BSc Nursing

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£45 per 50 minute session for individual clients

£50 an hour for counselling supervision reduction offered for students

£50 an hour for EMDR

Further information

During the first session I take time to explain what counselling is and to explore what you want to gain from our time together. This way I hope to be able to accompany you in your exploration of your difficulties to the best of my abilities. I at all times aim to be empathic, non-judgemental, open and honest wanting to build a relationship of trust and understanding between us.

Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I am available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for daytime or evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am an experienced supervisor, I enjoy working with students and helping them to find their way forward through what can be a very challenging and difficult profession, where support, encouragement and guidance can play a huge part in their developemnt and confidence in being a counsellor.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson