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About me

Hello there. I'm Helena, a friendly, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.

If you are feeling unsteady, lacking strength or if you don't feel able to "bounce back" then get in touch. I provide an easy to access counselling and psychotherapy service for adults aged 18 years and upwards.

I am based in St Margarets, Twickenham. The Practice is 2 minutes walk from St Margarets Station or 10 minutes from Richmond or Twickenham Station. The consultation rooms are independent from the private surrounded residences. They are self contained and discreet.

In addition to my private practice, I work at a busy North London University and have until recently, worked for a number of years at a busy NHS GP Practice.

Why might you seek counselling or psychotherapy?

There are a number of reasons why individuals seek counselling. Some may find that talking about certain issues to friends or family is simply too hard. Counselling provides a comfortable space for you to explore the difficulties you have been grappling with and an opportunity to discuss ways in which to overcome them.

My Approach

I am an Integrative Therapist which means that I use a variety of counselling styles that best suit your needs. In the initial consultation, we discuss what you can expect from counselling and how it will work. For most, the anticipation of taking the first step can be daunting but let me reassure you that it needn't be and I will do my very best to make you feel comfortable. The initial consultation also gives you a chance to decide if we can work together and discuss what you'd like to achieve from therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I qualified with a first class BA honours degree in Integrative Relational Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member, I am bound by the BACP Ethical framework which sets the standard for good and ethical therapeutic practice.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

£70 per session

I also offer Zoom online therapy. Same fees apply.

Further information

Before training as a Counsellor,  I enjoyed a 15 year career in Sales and Marketing working in large organisations. I left my career to raise a family and have since retrained in this field.

Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1

Type of session

In person
Online
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