Helena Venables

Helena Venables

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07974780717 and 01974 831363

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Therapist - Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth SY25
07974780717 and 01974 831363
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My method of counselling is to provide a warm, friendly and safe space for you to explore the challenges you are facing. I do not judge, no matter what you bring to the session, and will work closely with you to build a mutually trusting relationship that gives you the freedom to disclose and discuss whatever is troubling you.

I use a person centred approach which means your counselling is led by you, not directed by me. You retain control over the content and pace of the counselling sessions in the knowledge that you are not being evaluated or assessed in any way.

This way of working is underpinned by the psychodynamic model of counselling. This means that how we think, feel and behave as adults can be influenced by earlier experiences and events. For some clients, exploring these experiences will bring greater understanding to patterns of behaviour that negatively impact their lives today.

Practice description

I am currently running all counselling sessions online or over the phone, both of which work successfully. Online and telephone counselling is also available outside of Covid restrictions to clients who prefer not to travel, are under time pressure, or just like the idea of this method.

My first session

I offer all clients a 30 minute introductory and confidential chat for which there is no charge. This enables me to tell you about issues such as confidentiality and the ethical framework I adhere to and for you to ask any questions you may have and find out more about my style of working. You are welcome to give me some information about why you may be seeking counselling. We will also discuss practicalities such as fees, number of sessions and how these will take place. I then leave it to you to decide if you would like to start counselling with me. There is no obligation, and I will not be upset or offended if counselling, or my approach is not for you. You are welcome of course to have a think and come back to me later.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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