Is there something you need to talk about but you don’t know where to start? ….

Trying to talk about things that are private, upsetting or difficult can be daunting and feel risky. Yet I know from personal experience how transformative it can be to talk at these times.

I am Helen and I have several years of experience as a counsellor supporting clients through a wide variety of issues such as anxiety and stress, anger, trauma, loss, depression, facing illness, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties.

I am experienced in working with children and teenagers as well as adults.  More…

As a counsellor I aim to provide a secure and confidential environment in which people can have the time, space and support to explore the difficulties in their life and find meaningful ways forward.

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What is counselling?

“Counselling changes lives” British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists http://www.bacp.co.uk

Counselling gives you an opportunity to think and talk about what’s going on for you, to understand more about why you are feeling as you do and offer space to explore any changes you may like to make.

Counselling provides an environment in which you can begin to explore what is troubling you without the fear of judgement and without the intrusion of someone else’s opinions and needs. Sometimes counselling may not provide what you are looking for but, in my experience, people can find it helpful.

What is psychotherapy?

This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. The client is encouraged to talk with their therapist about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people, and the therapist focuses on the dynamics of the client/therapist relationship.

For more information go to What is therapy?

What type of issues can benefit from counselling?

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  • Relationship difficulties
  • Issues arising from dealing with chronic or serious health issues
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Anger
  • Addictions
  • Eating distress and addictions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Issues surrounding identity, low self esteem
  • Spiritual issues
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Depression
  • Issues arising from abuse or trauma
  • Transitions and life stages

The benefits of counselling

  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Ability to cope better in difficult circumstances
  • More effective communication skills
  • Improved relationships
  • Clarification of confused thoughts and feelings
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Improved assertiveness
  • The potential to become unstuck and grow
  • Greater spiritual maturity
  • Improved emotional health