Sarah Helen Wheeler (UKCP accredited)
Hello, my name is Helen and firstly I would like to say that I understand that life can be difficult to navigate and at times can overwhelm you. It can be hard to understand and come to terms with, you may feel stuck and alone with no one to turn to and you may be seeking counselling for any number of reasons but there is usually an underlying sense that "things are going wrong” or we are “unable to cope”.
As a person-centred therapist I offer the space and time to allow you to explore what is happening for you and to help you find a way to make sense of feelings and reactions to life events. I believe everyone is unique and the journey that you take will be "your" journey. You may decide to take this journey as an individual, couple or even a small group. I would be happy to help you decide what's best for you.
Lots of people get anxious about approaching therapy,but it can help you work through issues and gain a greater level of understanding of what is going on for you, and what may be stopping you moving forward.This can lead to you to making real and lasting changes to the way you feel about yourself and your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I have over 10 years of clinical experience working within private practice and within charitable organizations.
I was the founder of the Fractured Voices Creative Writing project - finding ways for survivors to tell their story.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The cost of each session is £45 for individuals, £55 for couples with a reduced fee of £25 for our first meeting so that we can meet informally to decide whether working together is the right thing for you at this time.
Normally sessions last approximately 50 minutes.
A small number of concessionary rates are available.
Group work is charged on the basis of 6 members attending for between 6 and 8 weeks. The fee for each week is £15 per person.
The number of sessions required varies from person to person with one or two sessions being enough for some people while others may choose to work much longer. This can be discussed at our initial meeting.
I offer a discounted rate to trainee therapists who require 20 or more sessions per year.
Concessions offered for
My practice is on the ground floor.
Roadside parking is usually available.
Syston is also easy to reach by both bus and rail.
I understand that some people may have difficulty with mobility or other needs, I am happy to discuss these and make suitable arrangements.
Both short and long term counselling work is available.