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Registered MBACP, BA(Hons) PGCE, HND, HG DIP, DIP Supervision

About me

Hi, I'm Helga. I have been a practicing counsellor for 20 years the last 8 years working in Cardiff.
Are you experiencing painful, confusing issues in relationships with a partner or family member?
Are you struggling to manage your emotions dealing with change or trauma?
Are you stuck in a pattern of depression or anxiety uncertain how to move forward and find meaning again?

Counselling may be exactly what you need - a space to pause, reflect and breathe calmly, truly heard with compassion and without judgement. I offer a gentle and solution focussed service aiming for positive change from the very first session. Although seeing a counsellor for the first time may seem daunting, I can assure you I work with every client at their own pace with a safe confidential approach, exploring collaboratively exactly what it is that is missing and what you feel you need to feel content and in balance again.  

My approach is humanistic, relational and existentialist. I am very interested in spirituality and living mindfully aware of the impact of how we experience our emotions and the power of the imagination. I work as a Human Givens Therapist exploring the emotional and physical needs, and innate resources which every living being is gifted with. I work collaboratively with clients to determine how to manage this mix in a more self nurturing and balanced manner to help alleviate suffering and find new perspectives to better deal with discomfort.

I am experienced in working with adults, couples, and children and I am particularly interested in working on relationship issues, anxiety and trauma. I use the Human Givens 'rewind' technique to heal the suffering caused by PTSD and phobias. I have a background in teaching children and young adults. I worked as a bereavement counsellor for 12 years and as an accredited children's bereavement counsellor also. I have worked as a play therapist in primary schools and as a school project manager setting up a new counselling service within a primary school. I worked for 3 years for a charity specialising in sexual abuse seeing 15-20 clients a week dealing with complex trauma and a range of issues including PTSD, eating disorders, self harm, suicide ideation, attachment disorders and DID. I have worked as a lecturer teaching counselling but am focussing only on client work now. I am also a qualified supervisor. I see private clients in my home during the day and evening and sometimes at the weekend.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons English 2.1 1983
PGCE 1985
Diploma EFL 1990
HND Integrative counselling Distinction 2012
Diploma Human Givens Distinction 2014
Diploma in Supervision CSTD 2016

Registered member BACP
PSA accredited Member HGI

I abide by the ethical framework of the organisations I am a member of.
I am committed to undertaking continuous professional development to ensure that I work to the best interests of my clients. A sample of some of the CPD I have completed in recent years:

Mindfulness and Person-based Cognitive Therapy - Prof Paul Chadwick 2011
Sexualised Trauma - Zoe Lodrick 2012
LGBTQ training WPP 2013
'Just what we need Training' in parent workshops 2014
Fundamentals of Supervision CSTD 2015
MHFA 2015
Hearing voices ACAMS 2015
Die Wise - Stephen Jenkins 2015
Disorganised Attachment in Relational Trauma - PODS 2016                                

Severe anxiety and OCD - HGI 2017                                                                      

HG conference - Uncertainty 2018                                                                  

Suicide and self harm - PODS 2019

Member organisations

HGI

Human Givens Institute (HGI)

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

Human Givens Institute

Accredited Register Scheme

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Human Givens Institute

Other areas of counselling I deal with

DID

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Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

£60 an individual session. £80 for couples
Reduced rates for students and those on benefits.

24 hour cancellation policy

When I work

I work flexible hours from my home and am able to offer evening and weekend appointments in addition to sessions during the day. I also work online if preferred.

Further information

I have a personal enhanced DBS check.
I work in Cardiff with onsite parking.

Cardiff, South Glam, CF14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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My practice room and all facilities (toilet) are on the ground floor and there is free parking opposite my house.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a fully qualified supervisor trained in Hawkins and Shohet's "7 eyed model" with CSTD.

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