- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor. I work face to face in Beaconsfield, online via Zoom, and at Watford Women's Centre. I work with adults and young people (18 yrs+) and I offer both short term counselling and, longer term open ended therapy. Shorter term work offers a focussed approach to one or two particular concerns. Longer-term work allows a more in-depth consideration of significant experiences and feelings. This exploration in a warm, non-judgemental and confidential environment can offer a reduction in stress and anxiety and a greater sense of wellbeing over time.
I work from a psychodynamic perspective. This way of working understands that our relationship patterns and ways of behaving can be impacted by earlier experiences and unacknowledged thoughts and feelings. Giving a voice to difficult feelings can help us to think about how we experience ourselves and others, and develop the capacity to change.
Sessions are arranged at a mutually convenient time and are usually at the same time/day each week, for 50 minutes. Please see additional note below re: ISTDP sessions.
Please visit my website helenlowecounselling.com for more information.
Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation, St Albans. (Five year BACP accredited training).
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, The Counselling Tutor.
I am undertaking a three year training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (https://ISTDP.London). ISTDP is a unique form of psychotherapy that addresses a wide range of emotional difficulties. It has a strong research and evidence base and is specifically designed to resolve many difficulties including anxiety, depression, somatic symptoms and self sabotaging behaviours.
ISTDP sessions are 90 minutes long and are offered fortnightly or by arrangement. Please enquire about fees.
Member of IEDTA (https://iedta.net)
Working psychodynamically pays attention to what might be going on within our own minds as well as in our relationships. It considers what we might feel conflicted about, and what our deeper wishes and fears might be.
What this means is that I will listen without judgement to your thoughts and feelings, make links between them, offer observations and ask questions. This will feel different to talking to a friend, colleague or family member and you will have the opportunity to voice a range of ideas in a safe, confidential and compassionate environment. Things can then be understood in new ways, providing relief from distress, and the opportunity for personal development and change.
My first session
I offer an initial 15min Zoom consultation or phone call to discuss what support you are looking for and how we might work together. There is no charge for this.
We can then discuss the possibility of further sessions and timing.
The first full session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other more and to decide if you would like to have further sessions, or if another service is perhaps more suitable. Ongoing sessions are weekly. ISTDP sessions can be fortnightly and are longer in length. Please see details above.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited