Helen Ard

Helen Ard


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07868 824619

Contact Helen

Therapist - London

London SE23
07868 824619
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have availability and can offer daytime or evening sessions . Please contact me by email if you would like to discuss this further. 

About me and my therapy practice

It has been a challenging time for many over the last 18 months and I am noticing that the ripple effects of the pandemic on people's mental well-being are far-reaching and often very difficult to define.

I can offer a calm and welcoming space, online or in-person. I understand that many will still be uncomfortable meeting face-to-face in an enclosed space, and that sessions over Zoom, from the comfort of your own home are something that many feel more relaxed doing now. 

Walk and Talk therapy offers a chance to be out in the fresh air, in one of the wonderful green parks I have local to me, where we can explore whatever is going on for you in a wide open space. 

I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the type of therapy that's best for you. 

Practice description

I have a Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am registered with ACTO (Association for Counselling and Online Therapy) and a member of the BACP. I have a diploma in working with alcohol and addiction and training in Walk 'n Talk therapy.

I am also trained to work with children and adolescents, and I have 10+ years' experience of working in the community with Care Leavers and young families with complex needs, and with asylum seekers and refugees. I have also spent 2 years working in a girls comprehensive school as a counsellor. Prior to this I worked in the non-profit and education sectors for 10 years.

I offer online, telephone, in-person therapy (not currently available), and Walk and Talk therapy in Crystal Palace Park, Dulwich Park, Blythe Hill Fields, Hilly Fields, Beckenham Place Park and Peckham Rye Park.

My first session

I offer a free telephone consultation firstly. I don't expect you to make a commitment after the first session. This would be a chance for you to see whether I am the right person for you and for me to find out about what you want from therapy. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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