Hellen-Fair Mabhikwa, Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist, UKCP
I see people for both long-term and short term work. I offer in-depth exploratory work once weekly, twice or three times weekly depending on issues that you bring to therapy. I provide a space where we can try and make sense of life issues that can feel difficult to negotiate. This maybe difficulties finding your voice in relation to others, dealing with loss or feelings of abandonment. You may be trying to find your confidence in parenting or looking after yourself. You might want to explore general self-development and be curious about those niggles that stop you moving forward in life.
As a therapist I don’t know everything, through the analytical process I provide an environment that aims to facilitate you getting to know yourself better. I provide an analytical commentary on patterns that form between you and I, you and the world, as these can help us by bringing your usual patterns of relating to the foreground. This means that you will understand more about your relationships(family, friends, sexual, work etc.) and your role in them. Usually by the time people come to therapy they have gone through a lot of very difficult experiences or unfulfilling life events and perhaps feel out of synch with the world. Therapy aims to help to put some things into perspective.
You may feel like you have lost your creativity or your sense of self worth. In my work with you I would encourage you to bring words, imagery and also dreams all of which form a holistic part of you and are part of development. Words that represent emotional states such as anxiety, panic disorder,generalised anxiety, depression, anger, bereavement, loss, self-harm, bi-polar, sexual dysfunction , physical pain all form part of the initial presentation. Therapy aims to open these up to explore what your individual experience of them has been.
I also offer therapy or supervision to training or qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, doctors, nurses, teachers or others in the helping professions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council , BPC.
I have the experience of working in private practice and in the NHS.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- 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
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee is £60 per session. I reserve two low fee spaces for people who are on low income.
Please contact me either by email or by phone if you would like to make an inquiry or to arrange a consultation. Some of the issues that
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Shona, Ndebele|
I have wheel chair access in Kings Heath. I currently don't have it in Leamington Spa.
Please contact me to check my availability
Types of client
Supervision & training
I supervise people who work in helping professions e.g.