Counselling can help you clarify your feelings and options, to leave shame and pain behind and to face the future with renewed insight and strength.
Hi, I’m Helen. Welcome to my website.
I am a counsellor usually seeing clients face to face in Hockley, central Nottingham (NG1) and central Loughborough (LE11) but in these extraordinary times I am meeting with clients who feel comfortable doing so, by phone, Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.
At the moment I'm developing a new office in Loughborough and am expecting to be able to offer face to face appointments there from September.
I work with adults, young people and children aged 6+.
I offer a safe, confidential and professional therapeutic counselling relationship where you can express and explore your feelings, enabling you to make changes and live your best life. I believe in the ability of each individual to thrive and make positive changes, and the power of a strong therapeutic relationship as a tool for healing and personal growth. Every client is unique, so no two therapeutic relationships are the same. I won't squeeze you into a system. I want to understand your world, your story, your experiences and help you thrive.
Life can be hectic and full, whilst coming out of lockdown can feel strange and worrying. Financial, work and relationship worries are looming large for many people and you might find yourself coming face to face with feelings and coping mechanisms you hoped you'd left behind. Even if you are feeling that there's limited physical space for you you can feel alone with problems. There's pressure to be seen to perform, to succeed, to look great and to be happy! A potentially fatal virus is a constant threat and now we are navigating our daily lives with social distancing, threat of localised lockdowns and ever-changing guidelines. You might have been home-schooling children at the same time as adapting to working at home and potentially feeling lonely, ashamed or guilty because you're not keeping up with your endlessly chirpy and productive social media contacts. You're doing your best to keep going but there is more uncertainty about the future than ever before.
We are living through unusual and unsettling times and that can have many effects, perhaps problems intensifying or new problems around work, relationships, anxiety, loss and fear emerging.
I offer a free 1/2 hour consultation, at the moment by phone, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime, where you can ask any questions and get a feel for how it might be to work with me.
At the moment, if we decide to work together, we'd meet electronically each week, either transferring to face to face meetings in Loughborough from September, at the Nottingham Counselling Service building (NG1) when it reopens or continuing working remotely if that actually works better for you. We would start with an assessment of your needs and situation and review how things are going regularly, until we feel our work is done.
I work one to one with adults, young people and children aged 6 and over, who bring a wide range of concerns to counselling. These include, but are not limited to, illness, bereavement, domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, OCD, anger, anxiety, trauma, addictions, PTSD, difficult or abusive relationships, divorce, loneliness, over or under-eating, depression, suicidal thoughts, work, family or study stress. I am a member of the BACP and involved in regular CPD.
Email, text or call me to find out how counselling can help you.