Helen Baker

Helen Baker


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07979844175
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Therapist - Sidmouth

Sidmouth EX10
07979844175
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I work from my peaceful and private practice room in Sidmouth, where I believe in creating a warm and safe environment from which you can explore the difficulties you face, rediscover your strengths and make changes that will improve your life. My aim is to help you to know yourself, independent from the views of others. This can involve challenging long held beliefs and perceptions and this I do in a supportive and non-judgemental manner. 

I offer an integrative approach to counselling based on the principles of Person Centred Therapy (PCT). This means I focus on providing the time and space to explore and discuss the issues which may be troubling you. An integrative approach means I have many different styles of counselling available to me for working alongside you. I am trained in and use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other therapies such as psychodynamic theory and transactional analysis (TA). During sessions with me you will be able to explore your thoughts and feelings free from concerns of rejection or judgement.


Practice description

Many people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. I offer counselling for individuals of all ages offering short and long term work on issues such as:

Anger Management

Anxiety/Stress

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Assertiveness 

Family

Health anxiety

Loss and Bereavement

Low mood/Depression

Personal development/Self esteem

Personal Identity

Teenage/Young people's concerns

Unresolved issues from the past

Work place issues

Alongside my private practice, I lecture at Exeter College, teaching the students enrolled on the Advanced Diploma Course. I also provide seminars for a holistic health programme called OnTrack. I am a qualified supervisor and trained in relationship counselling. I am also trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid and in supporting LGBTQ+ clients.

My previous experience includes: working for the Dorset NHS Steps to Wellbeing service – an IAPT depression and anxiety service for adults; for Arc, an Axminster based counselling service which has a focus on loss and bereavement, and working with teenagers as a school counsellor across a range of issues including self-harm, panic attacks, anxiety, low mood, sexuality and self-worth. 

My first session

Many people feel some anxiety when seeking counselling help and therefore it may be a challenge for you to make that first telephone call or to send the first email. Please be reassured that putting you at ease is a priority and I will be happy to explain how I work and to answer any questions that you have. 


Our first appointment will be an opportunity to meet each other, explore how counselling might help and to establish an agreement for moving forward. At this stage there is no commitment to ongoing meetings. If you do decide that you would like to continue working with me, we would agree on an appropriate schedule.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Sidmouth

Sidmouth EX10
07979844175
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified, friendly, professional supervisor. My aim is to work collaboratively with you to support your counselling practice in a constructive, relaxed learning environment. I work with individuals or groups whose approach is person centred or integrative and who are experienced or newly qualified.


I provide clinical supervision for counsellors and for other practitioners & professionals who are interested in supervision - whether they are therapists, clinicians, educators or care staff from other fields of work or disciplines.

Practice description

I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental place to explore your counselling work. I will offer the opportunity to talk about client work, explore interventions and also thoughts and emotions in response to the client and our working relationship. We can also consider aspects of further training and review CPD. I use the seven eyed supervision model to aid me in this process. 


Both my Clinical and Supervisory practice is informed by the BACP’s Ethical Framework & Professional Guidelines.

The BACP describes the functions of supervision as being to:

Assist in the development of the reflective practitioner

Support the therapist

Maximise the effectiveness of the therapeutic relationship

Monitor/ safeguard the interests of the client

Maintain ethical standards as set out in the Ethical Framework

Our work together will be a respectful, supportive, collaborative style that both enables and gently challenges us, with the aim of facilitating continued professional growth and development. Please contact me to discuss your supervision requirements.


My first session

I offer appointments in Sidmouth during the day and in the evenings.


Our first appointment will be an opportunity to meet each other, explore your supervision requirements and to establish an agreement for moving forward. At this stage there is no commitment to ongoing meetings. If you do decide that you would like to continue working with me, we would agree on an appropriate schedule.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited