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Helena Mc Gillan (MBACP)

Derry/londonderry, BT48 6SR
07709 092922 07709 092922

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor who works with children and young people and adults from a convenient location in the city centre. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.  I have experience of helping clients with a range of issues including bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and family difficulties.

I have over 10 years' experience working with children and young people. I use play and creative approaches to support my work. I specialise in working with children who have experienced bereavement and loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Primary Education and Early Childhood Studies (2012)

Childhood Bereavement Training (2013)

Level 4 Certificate in Counselling (2015)

Foundation Degree in Counselling (2018)

Bereavement Training (2018)

Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (2020)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


£40 per session

Reduced rates are available for Trainee Counsellors and those on reduced income.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

BT48 6SR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I have afternoon and evening appointments currently available.

To find out more about counselling for adults or children/young people please feel free to call or email

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Helena Mc Gillan (MBACP)

Helena Mc Gillan (MBACP)