Helen Wordley

MA, Counsellor - Psychotherapist - EMDR Accredited Practitioner

About me

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner with a Trauma therapy specialism. I have a private practice on the border of rural Derbyshire and Staffordshire, which enables clients to be seen in an environment that is peaceful and relaxing. If you have experienced trauma, whether it be in childhood or adulthood, I am able to help you work through these experiences, offering different ways of working, tailored to your individual needs. I have over 22 years experience of working as a therapist and have a long history of working in the NHS, Higher Education Settings, The Voluntary Sector, Private Practice, also working as a Nurse and Midwife in my previous careers.

Working Together

As a trauma therapist, I am able to offer EMDR therapy, also Trauma Focussed CBT which are both NHS NICE guideline approved trauma therapy pathways. As an Integrative therapist I am able to offer Person Centred Counselling, Attachment based therapies, CBT and Mindfulness to help with a broad range of difficulties. Client choice is respected at all times.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you and for us to explore together how best I can help. We can look at different ways of working to establish what feels most comfortable for you. Your safety and wellbeing throughout therapy are paramount and my adherence to the BACP and EMDR Europe Professional and Ethical Framework ensures a professional service.


Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Training

  • 2014 Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision - Derby University
  • 2001 MA Counselling Practice - Derby University
  • 1988 Registered Midwife - Derby City General Hospital
  • 1886 Registered General Nurse - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Professional Courses

  • 2019 EMDR R-TEP & G-TEP Training (Recent Events & Group Traumatic Events Protocol) - Elan Shapiro
  • 2018 Mindfulness for Professionals (Certificate) - British Mindfulness Academy
  • 2015 General Certificate in Online Counselling - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
  • 2008 EMDR Training Part 3 - EMDR Workshops Ltd.
  • 2007 EMDR Training Part 2 - EMDR Workshops Ltd.
  • 2007 EMDR Training Part 1 - EMDR Workshops Ltd
  • 2002 CBT in Primary Care - South Derbyshire NHS Trust
  • 1988 Relate Basic Counselling Skills - Relate

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.


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.

EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe


EMDR Association UK


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Traumatic Birth Experiences

Gender Transition


Additional information

Counselling/Psychotherapy (50 minutes) - £55

EMDR Trauma Therapy (90 minutes) - £75


Available for sessions on:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday daytimes.

Some evening sessions available

Further information

During COVID-19 restrictions, I am able to offer therapy online and by telephone.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Downstairs room available for therapy sessions on request for clients with mobility difficulties. Parking available near front door

Helen Wordley

Helen Wordley