- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
I have some current availability and am able to work remotely via Zoom as well as face to face, or a blend of both.
I understand that it can be difficult to find a quiet and confidential space at home from which to consult a therapist so am able to offer flexibility around session timings at the moment. Please ask.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor working in Beaconsfield, and online via Zoom. I work with adults and young people 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 that need more time to explore and reflect upon. 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.
If you would like to explore the possibility of counselling with me, please leave a telephone message or email me and I will contact you to arrange an initial consultation. This will be for about an hour and will give us time to discuss your current situation. Ongoing sessions are arranged at a mutually convenient time and at the same time/day each week, for 50 minutes.
Please visit my website helenlowecounselling.com for more information.
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.
The relationship between the therapist and client can be a rich source of insight and we might need to consider that together as well.
My first session
First sessions are an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little and then decide; if you would like to have further sessions, if the timing is right or if another service is perhaps suitable. We would discuss your current situation and consider what you are looking for and what might be best for you.
Under the current circumstances, I am able to offer a 15min Zoom/WhatsApp/Facetime video call in order to discuss what support you are seeking and to consider how we might work together. There is no charge for this.
We can then discuss the possibility of further sessions and timing.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, 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, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited