Pam Helme BACP Senior Accred, Mem BABCP
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with a wealth of over 27 years’ experience, 17 working in NHS Primary Care. I offer warmth, acceptance and understanding, supported by my psychodynamic training, CBT and mindfulness tools. I am compassionate and will understand and support you however challenging and troubling your difficulties are. I will provide a safe and confidential space where you will be empowered to explore and express any distressing mixed up and confused feelings.
Through engaging in this process, you will have the opportunity to feel listened to understood and not so alone with your problems. A lot of my work is around helping people to become more compassionate and forgiving towards themselves This kind of support and acceptance can provide the means for you to develop a richness and freedom in your relationship with yourself and others, and a resulting increased and positive depth of meaning in your life.
It is hard to be human sometimes and it was coming to a crisis and then recovery from my own mental and emotional struggles that drew me to train as a counsellor. I believe much of this suffering arises from unhelpful coping mechanisms, such as over analysing, people pleasing, negative thinking, which are learned in childhood.
By exploring these patterns of behaviour, you will gain a new understanding of yourself and the confidence in your ability to make changes. You will then develop more powerful and positive coping strategies which will be lifelong. I recent client talked of her counselling with me turning her “brain around and being “transformative”.
I offer an initial assessment appointment during which we can discuss issues that are troubling and concerning to you and how counselling might help. We could explore short term focused sessions, as well as open ended therapy. I have professional experience working with a wide range of issues and I am flexible in my approach, so that I can best suit your needs.
I can help you deal with: -
- Relationship difficulties.
- Addiction, OCD, obsessional and negative thinking.
- Angry feelings and behaviours and their impact.
- Issues in the past, childhood abuse, neglect and trauma
- Depression, anxiety,
- Grief and loss
- Low self-worth
- Mid-life and older age issues.
- Confusion, lostness and ‘messed up’ feelings.
If any of this resonates with you, just send me an email or leave me an answer phone message, whatever you prefer. I will contact you within 24 hours to arrange an initial meeting. I am happy to call for a brief chat on the phone first, if that feels comfortable.
My private practice in Havant is within easy reach of Chichester, Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Fareham and Petersfield.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Counselling
- Certificate Time Limited Counselling
- Senior Accredited with British Association Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- Member British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
- New Client Assessor for Local Counselling Training Organisation for 25years.
- Member of 12 step organisation for over 30 years of ‘recovery’.
- Registered / Accredited
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I offer time limited more focused work as well as longer term, open ended sessions.
The cost is £40 for a 50-minute session. Payable by cash or cheque.
I am committed to offering affordable counselling where possible. If you are on a low income please contact me to discuss a reduced rate.
All Work is conducted within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical framework for good counselling and Psychotherapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Saturday 8am to 8pm
Types of client