- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, my name is Helena and I am a person-centred counsellor. The basis of my work is that everyone has their own individual experience of their life events making each person unique.
I have worked with people from all walks of life, some people had particular goals they had formed and wanted help achieving them. For others that I have worked with, they were people struggling because of early experiences, traumatic events and were trying to make sense of their world on a day-to-day basis.
I’m experienced in helping people to overcome anxiety, depression, stress and frustration. I’ve worked in NHS crisis settings with people experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings, so know how to stay calm under pressure. I’m interested in you as a person and not at all interested in numbers, statistics or ‘rate your mood on a scale of one to ten’ type interventions.
I hope to come across as friendly and engaging, so if this is your first experience of counselling, I aim to make it easy for you – or as easy as it can be, at least to begin with. I’m passionate about many things, including philosophy, politics, society and the environment but in my consulting room, you are my priority. If you choose to work with me, the privilege will be mine.
It’s understandable that the coronavirus will be at the forefront of our minds, with 24-hour news coverage and never-ending social media updates. For many, however, the coronavirus does not replace existing concerns but rather adds to them and can make them worse. If you’re reading this now, I imagine this is something to which you can relate.
I'm not going anywhere for the foreseeable future!
Why not send me a message and take up my offer of a free consultation? Remember, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
My first session
Like everyone, the novel coronavirus crisis is having an impact on my life and counselling practice. I’ve recently changed the way that I work, so here is my offer to you:
I am offering a free 30-minute consultation to every new client, with no obligation to continue. This will be an opportunity to explore your requirements and think together about how counselling could help.
• I have moved my practice online, using Skype to connect with clients in a virtual face to face environment;
• I have reduced my fees from £50 (evening/daytime) to just £30 (daytime only) for the duration of the lockdown;
• I am offering a free 30-minute consultation to every new client, with no obligation to continue.
For students and those on Lower Income, I also offer further discounted sessions, Please contact me for more information.
I hope the above concessions will make it easier for anyone considering counselling to reach out to me in these uncertain times. If you’d like to take advantage of my offer, please send me a message.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited