Dr Helena Hargaden
I have a broad experience of working with bereavement, depression, relationship issues and many other issues (see below), spanning twenty five years. I have also taught in well known psychotherapy institutions both in the UK and abroad and have published widely in the field.
I specialise in working with anyone who want to improve the quality of their life and relationships. Whatever brings you into therapy, whether it is bereavement, depression, addictions, losses or anything else, ultimately, in my experience, people want to live a more vital, satisfying, and joyful life.
I have listened to the widest variety of issues and problems and to how people have suffered dreadfully in their lives. The joy of my work is that by engaging with what feels difficult or even dreadful in a non judgemental, relational environment, the route to change often emerges.
Sometimes it can take a relatively short time for someone to find their direction and bring resolution to problems and some people prefer to sit longer with the process of discovery.
I live off the seafront, sea view from my consulting room which is a private and comfortable place to sit and talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
TSTA (Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst)
DPsych in Relational Psychotherapy
UKCP registered as Integrative Psychotherapist
I have twenty five years experience in the field of psychotherapy, training, supervising and author and co author of books and articles on relational psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£60 - £80
Originally a teacher, then a lecturer in Communication Studies I trained as a person centred counsellor initially out of personal interest. I have been in TA, and Jungian analysis for many years not only because it was initially a requirement but for my own personal growth. After qualifying as a TA psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer I got involved in the newly emerging theory of self psychology and went into psychoanalytic supervision. I integrated these different perspectives through collaboration with others and developed a relational perspective, about which I have written, been widely published and translated into a number of other languages.
I am also a partner, mum, sister and walker with a particular interest in the literary arts.
My latest article can can be downloaded from the following link.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I offer supervision to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who are looking to develop their theoretical understanding and to learn relational techniques which will enhance their work to make them more effective.View supervision profile