Helena Hodgson

Helena Hodgson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07422 885951

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Therapist - Wilmslow

Wilmslow SK9
07422 885951
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Not available on Saturday and Sunday

About me and my therapy practice

I am currently offering Zoom online sessions or walk and talk sessions in the Wilmslow area (subject to current restrictions).

I'm also offering online group sessions for pet bereavement, details on my website in my blog.

Thank you for looking at my profile and I'm guessing you feel I may be able to help you.

I'm predominantly person centred and work in a relational way, believing the foundation of trust, safety and no judgement can help to pave the way for a successful counselling relationship where you will feel able to look at your concerns with me.  

I encourage you to trust in yourself as you are the expert in your life and I help you to consider what is important to you and ways that you can face the issues that you're finding so difficult right now.

I will help you to find your voice, to use it and to be heard, whether that is for one to one support or as part of a couple or family group.


Practice description

I've been qualified for a number of years and I've worked with adults in face to face and online work. I created a family service for a Trafford Charity and have delivered family counselling with families for the last 6 years. I've supported families with family members from 5 up to 70+ years of age.

I've helped family members to listen to each other, understand each other's viewpoint and to communicate in healthier ways, ultimately helping them to feel closer to each other.

I've also worked creatively, through play, with primary aged children in a school setting for a national charity for 3 years. I managed a school counselling practice in another primary for the same charity, supporting school staff, parents and carers.

I encourage you to recognise and accept your needs and together we consider what is important to you.  We then look at possible solutions or ways to manage the issues that are having an impact on your life.

I work with children through to older adults, individually or as part of a family, I also work with couples. 

I commonly help people experiencing:

- relational issues

- losses such as bereavements, family changes such as divorce/break up, losses due to on-going illness

- attachment issues from childhood, now affecting relationships

- trauma and abuse

- depression and anxiety

- parenting difficulties

- family conflict 

- companion animal loss and anticipatory grief

My first session

I offer 20 mins free of charge at the start of our first session for you to decide whether you feel you can connect with me and that I will meet your needs.  I also try to gauge that I feel able to help you and that I will have the skills and experience to benefit you.  

After the initial 20 mins, if you wish to continue we then explore more of the picture regarding what you're experiencing and we gain a greater understanding of how we can work together and how our sessions could begin to help you.

I encourage you to ask any questions or share any comments you need to.  It's important that you can be honest about whether you feel I'm the right counsellor for you and that you can openly share those feelings with me, without fear of any judgement.

If you stay for the full session, I charge an introductory session fee of £35.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Wilmslow

Wilmslow SK9
07422885951
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Not available Saturday and Sunday

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced counsellor and counsellor based in Wilmslow.  I've been in practice for almost 10 years.  

I offer safety and a calm space to help you consider what you need to focus on.  We go at your pace.  

My clients find me to truly be attentive and have commented on how much I seem to understand them and actually be with them.  I tend to experience clients who stay with me for several months/sometimes over a year, although I have experience of short term, goal oriented therapy also.

My practice is within a safe, dedicated space in my home which my clients have found to be very calming.  I also offer walk and talk therapy in the Wilmslow area and practice via Zoom enabling me to provide therapy/supervision to clients and supervisees further afield.

Practice description

I work predominantly with loss and change issues.  I'm a relational counsellor, trained in the Egan integrative model and mainly work in a person centred way.  

I've worked with loss for Macmillan Counselling for over 5 years and also worked with loss and family changes as a family counsellor, developing a family counselling service in Trafford for a charity - where I've counselled families and delivered training to other counsellors and professionals.

I counselled primary aged children for a national charity for almost 3 years and then managed a counselling service in a different primary school for the same charity for a further 2 years.

I completed my supervision training with Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre in 2018, using the Hawkins and Shohet 7 eyed model of supervision.  I've supervised trainee and qualified counsellors in my role as a school project manager and also help facilitate group supervision with other family counsellors regularly.

I have extensive experience working with families, children and young people and also working with pet bereavement.

My first session

My first session is charged at £20 and we would look at the supervision contract together.  We'd look to ensure we would both feel my supervision service would suit the needs of the therapist and that we both feel we would be comfortable working together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling