Helena Galilee

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BA Hons, MBACP, Adv. Dip Face to face and online sessions
Available for new clients
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St. Albans AL1 & Luton LU1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced, friendly and empathic psychodynamic counsellor based in St Albans and Luton. I work with young adults through to older individuals on a one-to-one basis.

There are times in all our lives when we may experience emotional turbulence, distress, anxiety and feel overwhelmed, unsure how to proceed or who to confide in. Talking to a trusted, qualified counsellor, who knows you in no other capacity, can help you explore and reflect on your feelings in safety, gain insight and move forward. I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to explore your emotional difficulties according to your individual needs and at your own pace. 

I believe building a strong therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is central to the outcome of counselling.  Being a psychodynamic counsellor means that I will work alongside you to help you explore and make sense of your emotional difficulties in the present, by looking at links to your past relationships and experiences. Many of our current feelings, relationships and behaviour can be more clearly understood by this approach, leading to the potential for change and growth.

As a BACP registered counsellor, I work within the BACP’s Code of Ethics. My work is supervised in accordance with professional requirements and I have full indemnity insurance. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) in order to uphold data protection.

Whatever you current situation, I may be able to help you. If you would like to arrange a brief telephone call or an initial appointment to explore this further please contact me by text or email and we can arrange a brief telephone call or an initial appointment. I always aim to reply to as soon as I can, usually within 24 hours.

During the first session, you will have an opportunity to decide whether I am someone you might like to work with and I will learn a little about you and why you are thinking about counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 7 years’ experience of delivering both short-term and open-ended therapy to clients with a wide range of issues and difficulties. 

As well as my private practice I am also a Clinical Manager for a charitable organisation that provides subsidised or low cost counselling to the local community as well as survivors of domestic or sexual abuse.  I also work with NHS patients. I worked for several years at a bereavement charity.

I am experienced in working with clients from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Qualifications: BA Hons, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest in working with parent carers 

Therapies offered

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

My fee for each session is usually £50 but this is sometimes negotiable depending on individual circumstances.

Further information

I offer long-term and short-term face to face counselling from my consulting room in the centre of St Albans.

I also offer online and telephone counselling.

I have experience in working with a wide range of issues, including; abuse,  anxiety,  bereavement, cancer, child related issues, parent carers of children with SEN, cultural issues, depression, disability, health related issues, loss, post-traumatic stress, pregnancy related issues, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, trauma.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

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Helena Galilee
Helena Galilee