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About me

Thinking about counselling maybe suggests you are taking the first steps to see how it could help and benefit you; maybe accepting some aspect of your life that may not currently be working for you, or just feeling a little anxious about life in general and do not know why.

As a counsellor, I offer face-to-face sessions on a 1:1 basis. I work with individuals age 18+ on a short-term, long-term or open-ended basis. My clients include all genders, backgrounds, sexual orientations, races and ethnicities. If you would like to know more, please do contact me either by telephone or via email. This is an opportunity for you to outline your needs, expectations and discuss any current issues you may be having.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Reflective Therapeutic Practice where I studied at the Metanoia Institute and validated by Middlesex University. I am also a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), NLP Life Training with Dr Richard Bandler. I am also a CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapist Practitioner

I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I work with both adults and young people, and have an up to date DBS advanced certificate and hold Professional Liability Insurance.

I value social, cultural, sexual, religious and political differences and appreciate the importance of these in relationships.

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.


Additional information

Sessions are charged at £50 per hour. Should you decide to pursue with counselling, arrangements will be made to have regular 1 hour sessions at a mutually convenient time.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Helena Sweetenham

Helena Sweetenham