Helena Thomas

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Petersfield GU32 & Waterlooville PO8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, and thank you for reading my page.

Let me help you understand why you have learned to behave the way you do, and how others relate to you.

Please note I am only working via FaceTime / Zoom etc.

Getting started: Phone or email me, and I will be happy to help.

I understand how overwhelming it can be to see so many names and profiles, so if you would just like to ask some questions, phone me or email me, with no obligation.Then, if you would like to meet, my first session with you is always free. During that session we can discuss what it is you would like to gain from counselling.  After that, if you feel that you would be comfortable working with me, we can continue weekly or by arrangement.  Just call or email me, and I will be happy to answer your questions.

I am qualified, passionate about what I do and am experienced in helping adults, and couples, as well as helping as a Family Dynamics Therapist. I have also worked extensively with Ex-Boarders and their partners, and run Group Therapy for Partners of ex-Boarders in West Hampstead and Guildford.

I can help you to understand why you have got to be where you are in life, and help you have the tools to make changes to move forward.

I have experience in helping with:

  • Loss and Grief
  • Divorce and Separation problems
  • Attachment issues, including those arising from boarding school trauma, adverse childhood experiences and relationship difficulties
  • Adults who have come from a difficult background, and have suffered emotional, physical and sexual abuse as children and/or as younger adults
  • Self esteem issues
  • Rape and other sexual assault traumas
  • Domestic violence which includes emotional and physical as well as sexual abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression and a feeling of not being able to cope with life
  • Post traumatic stress and traumas
  • Ex Armed forces help
  • Boarding School survivors
  • Partners Of Ex-Boarders
  • Anxiety and sadness
  • Male Depression

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Post-Grad Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Degree in Psychology
  • MA in Psychotherapeutic Practice
  • Diploma in Boarding School Syndrome
  • Certificates in Humanistic therapy, CBT and Transactional Analysis
  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Practitioners)
  • Holistic Insurance Public Liability Cover
  • DBS checked

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School survivors and Partners of Ex-Boarders therapy - Attachment issues in adults -
Emetophobia and other phobias related to vomiting and germs - Male depression


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My first session is always free.
From £70 per session

I understand how overwhelming it can be to see so many names and profiles, so if you would just like to ask some questions, phone me or email me, with no obligation.

When I work

I work from 9 am to 8.30 pm. I am not available on weekends

Currently I have no availability after 4pm

Further information

I have been working with Boarders, Ex-Boarders and their Partners for many years, and have completed research on the experience of being a Partner of an ex-Boarder for an MA.

Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32

Waterlooville, Hants, PO8

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Consulting room in Petersfield is not wheelchair friendly unfortunately

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