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I work from Monday through to Thursday, though out the day and into the evening. My office is in my home, and work with client's face to face, over zoom, long or short term, dependent on what suits you. Counselling sessions are 60 minute long, with an initial free assessment, lasting 30 minutes. Please feel free to contact me to see if there is availability.
About me and my therapy practice
“Your visions become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams who looks inside awakes”. C.G. Jung
At the heart of my counselling practice is the foundational principle that cultivating self-awareness (insight) and compassion, are essential for growing and maintaining mental wellness. Mental wellness is having the flexibility, adaptability , coherence and stability and energy to sustainably manage life’s continual challenges.
I strive to provide a non-judgmental, empathetic and reflective space where you can explore your mental life, relationships with self, others and environment. My hope is, within this space you will feel safe, seen, and heard, and cultivate the trust, essential to learning, change and transformation.
When safe, one may dare to pay attention to the adaptive patterns/defense strategies that helped one negotiate past relationships and environments. These patterns, which where helpful in the past, often hinder one from letting go of things we cannot change and find new sustainable and adaptive ways to manage present reality, with acceptance, joy and peace.
“Not everything faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed without being faced”. James Baldwin
I work in an integrative way, (BA hons, Integrative Counselling), allowing me to draw on a number of different counselling models including: psychodynamic, mindsight and neural integration (Dr Daniel Siegel), cognitive behavioral, internal family system, person centered, narrative, creative.
I look forward to working with you. Helen
My first session
It is helpful to be aware that it takes time to develop trust in a relationship and the first couple of counselling session counselling may provoke anxiety. This is quite normal and hopefully as time passes you will find you look forward to the counselling space.
If appropriate, I find completing the Adult Attachment Interview in the first two sessions, helpful. This is about how you perceive your childhood, and helps to illuminate your relational patterns.
The process is an interview/answer session, an a diversion from my normal counselling style, which is client led, conversational and relational.
I use psychoeducation, withing the session, to help bring new understanding, perspective and narratives.
'There is a therapist within each of us, and through the cooperation of another one can be empowered to open the doors, that will allow one to grow'.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy