Helena McKinnon

Helena McKinnon

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Twickenham

Twickenham TW2
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


I currently have spaces available so please feel free to contact me.  I have some availability Mondays and Fridays and can be flexible for other evenings to suit on occasion, so please do get in touch.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor based in Twickenham, working with a broad range of clients and issues. I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling to individuals either online, via Zoom or Teams, via telephone or in person.

Deciding to see a counsellor can be a difficult decision but a courageous first step in seeking support. Maybe you are feeling anxious, or depressed, struggling with difficult life events or there are issues in your relationships. 

My role as a counsellor is to facilitate a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to explore your concerns, experiences and feelings.  My role is not to provide answers but to ask questions that help you understand these thoughts and feelings and find your own answers, as part of your journey to improved self-awareness. 

As an integrative therapist my approach is to work collaboratively with you, to meet your needs. I draw on a range of theories and techniques to help you gain understanding of how your past may be affecting your current situation, as well as how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours may be impacting you in the here and now. Everyone is individual and the work we do together would be unique to you, working with your needs, at your pace.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with your problems, are stuck and wanting to change things and seeking to address those issues we can work together and help you explore these issues to find your own answers.

Practice description

I offer weekly 50 minute sessions either online, via telephone or in person in Twickenham. Either short or long term.

I work individually with adolescents and adults. I see clients weekly and we can decide together the best way to work for you, whether this is in an open-ended way or whether you would prefer a set number of sessions/amount of time.

I have experience of working with a diverse range of clients, working with them to address both long-standing issues, as well as current issues or challenges. 

Please do contact me to discuss your needs and whether you would like to work together, I offer this as a free introductory 20 minute telephone call. If you would like to pursue sessions we would agree on days and times that suit.

My first session

Choosing a counsellor is a very personal decision. Initially we would discuss your needs via a short telephone call for me to better understand your concerns and provide an opportunity for you to get to know me and my approach, to see if we feel we can work together.  It is important that you feel comfortable, and that we could be a good fit and I am the right therapist for you.

Following this, the first session can be arranged, to meet either face-to-face, online, or via telephone to discuss what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to achieve from sessions together.  In this first session we will undertake an assessment and look at the best approaches for you.  You will also have the opportunity during this session to ask any questions and discuss expectations, and ensure you feel comfortable and happy with moving forward together and if I can best support you in achieving your goals. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy


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, Time-limited

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