Helen Mathias

Helen Mathias

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Preston

Preston PR3
Sessions from £40.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Garstang area. It can take great courage to come to therapy. I am extremely passionate about helping to reduce stigma around help-seeking behaviours for emotional distress and mental health issues. Life can unexpectedly throw situations at us that cause utter chaos and confusion. For some of us, this can leave us feeling overwhelmed and a bit stuck with how to deal with a range of mixed emotions such as: loneliness, anger, sadness, fear, disgust, betrayal, guilt, shame, to name but a few.

I value the importance of building a trusting, non-judgemental relationship with my clients and strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship can help clients to talk more openly which may lead to a more positive outcome and healthier way of living. My approach is to work hard to support my clients with whatever is troubling them using a person-centred, humanistic and integrative approach which has also been shaped by my past clients. I genuinely care for my clients and try to provide warmth and empathy on a human-to-human level which can be the key ingredients needed for successful therapy.

To become a fully qualified Psychotherapist, I studied at UCLan for six years. I have a degree in Psychology and an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. I also worked as a volunteer Psychotherapist with a charitable organisation in Preston, in addition to undertaking private practice. My background in supporting others is varied. I have worked in corporate environments, diverse educational settings but more importantly; I have experienced human suffering on many levels. I respect difference and aim for therapy to feel inclusive.

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to give us the opportunity to decide whether we feel we can work together. I see my clients in Garstang. I also offer walking therapy.


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What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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