Hello, I'm Helena, I am a Systemic and Gestalt counsellor offering a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their feelings.
Sometimes we all need help to cope with life's challenges, therapy can provide the support and framework from which to begin gaining an understanding of yourself and your needs. I work with adults, young people and families.
Talking with a therapist can benefit us in many ways, including giving us a better understanding of our emotions. Therapy can also promote healthy coping mechanisms, improved relationships and achievement of goals.
I understand that seeking counselling for any reason can seem daunting and sometimes, it can feel overwhelming trying to cope with personal problems alone. I believe you are the expert on yourself and that by working with a therapist, you will be able to obtain a greater understanding of yourself, your wants and needs.
Hopefully, I can provide you with the support that you need and to look at whatever is preventing you from reaching your full potential, by offering you a confidential and safe space, where you can feel listened to, seen and understood.
Contact me to book an initial session to see if you feel we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have spent the last 26 years working in Education. I began my studies at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and qualified there as a Systemic Practitioner in 2015. I then went onto study Gestalt at the Albany Centre in St Albans, where I gained a Professional Diploma in Counselling.
This ignited my interest in the body/mind connection which led me to further studying Embodiment, gaining a certificate in Embodiment at the Albany Centre. I am also a qualified Mindfulness teacher.
I am a Registered member of the 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for availability.
I have a consulting room at the Venue Community Centre in Holt in Norfolk and I am currently also offering sessions online.