Helen Clarke

Helen Clarke

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Elmer Sands, Bognor Regis

Elmer Sands, Bognor Regis PO22
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I value kindness, connection, compassion and relationship and believe that people can be empowered to thrive after life events have adversely impacted them. Above all, I believe that when we feel healthy, resilient and connected, the world becomes a safer place. 

If you are suffering feelings of isolation, abandonment or a sense of deep longing, feelings of panic or heightened anxiety, insomnia or disturbed sleep patterns, recurring dreams, frequent anger, mood swings, unexplained aches or chronic pain then it is possible counselling will help.

Many people who contact me have suffered past loss. Loss encompasses bereavement; loss of freedom; traumatic loss; anticipating your own death or the death of a loved one; losing the future you expected or hoped for; loss of a relationship and many, many more examples. The list of losses in life is endless. Painful events in life result in feelings such as grief, anxiety, shame, guilt, anger, fear and sadness, which can feel overwhelming at times.

I regularly work with sufferers of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. We look at how pain manifests itself in your experience and use various exercises that can help you to live in greater harmony with your body.

In addition, I have a special interest in neonatal & postnatal loss and working with parents and grandparents who have suffered the trauma of child death.

Practice description

In the age of Covid, I work face to face in a relaxing setting with windows open or via Zoom video conferencing. Some clients book a set number of sessions and others want open ended counselling. You may not know how many sessions you want from the outset and we can work this out together. 

Whatever issue you bring, this is a space where you can speak openly and be accepted without judgment

My first session

Before your first session we will have the opportunity to talk, free of charge, on the phone for 20-30 minutes. You do not have to commit at this time, the purpose of our conversation is to assess whether we can work together. It is important you get a sense that I am the therapist for you because our relationship is important to our collaboration. I need to know that I can offer the unique skill set you need. If I can't, I will signpost you to someone I think may better suit your needs.

If we decide to go ahead we will make an appointment for a formal assessment. This aims to establish what your needs are & how you will know when you have what you need.  Assessment Session: £25 for 50 minutes.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Stress

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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