Helena de Klerk
Sessions available in person and online.
Although suffering is unavoidable at times I believe there are things we can do to alleviate or at times prevent it. My practice can be described as pluralistic, which means that I combine approaches to suit your needs and goals. This gives our work a flexibility that many singular approaches may not offer. I invite you to contact me if you would like to talk with someone outside of your usual network.
My aim is for you to leave therapy having gained something. Together we will explore what brought you to therapy and what it is that you hope to get from therapy. I will incorporate different approaches and/or techniques tailored to meet your needs. We may decide to make changes to better suit your needs as therapy progresses and I will collaborate with you and welcome your input about our process, including what you find to be most (or least) useful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am also in the final stages of completing my doctoral training as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Prior to starting my doctoral training I completed a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in psychology and dance, a Master’s of science in clinical and child & adolescent psychology, and a postgraduate qualification in low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I have 5 years of experience in NHS child and adolescent, primary, secondary and specialist teams in South London with clients including children, adolescents, families, adults and older adults with a range of presentations.
I also have experience working in charities and national health services internationally, developing a keen understanding and interest in cultural differences/similarities, identity, the role of language, and issues of relocation, alienation and belonging.
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
My practice is currently full and I am unable to take on new clients.