Therapy in Loughborough, Nottingham and online
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Your therapist will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. (BACP, 2020)
Hi, I’m Helen. Welcome to my website.
I am a counsellor usually seeing clients face to face both in Hockley, central Nottingham (NG1) and central Loughborough (LE11).
Whether you have experienced counselling before or are just wondering what it's all about I offer a free 1/2 hour consultation face to face, 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.
I love welcoming clients face to face at my cosy Loughborough office but, of course, at the moment we're in lockdown so, for the time being, you are welcome to join me here from wherever you are by phone or a variety of online options.
I offer a safe, confidential and evidence-based therapeutic counselling relationship where you can get in touch with, 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 support while you work things out, becoming more fully you. Every client is unique so the therapeutic relationship I have with each client is unique too. I want to understand your world, your perspective, your story, your experiences so I can help you reduce anxiety, rise out of depression and beat your demons. Therapy is work though. Laying your emotional cards on the table can be uncomfortable at times but therapy can be enormously rewarding and I'll be there to celebrate your successes as well as sitting with you through difficult times.
Times are challenging for us all at the moment. The media and social media are regularly reporting a rise in anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, anger and many losses - loss of jobs, of security, of the proximity of loved ones, of the freedom to plan for the future. Fear and uncertainty are causing anger and division. And, whilst the pandemic is at the forefront, we are still humans doing our best, sometimes hurting, often feeling alone, or ashamed that we are struggling. People tell me all the time that they are better off than many so they shouldn't be complaining, but there is no hierarchy of suffering. Your experience, feelings and perspective are important. When you feel that you have been heard and understood, when you are no longer alone with whatever is troubling you, there is room to breathe, space to move and it's easier to begin to make out a way forward.
Once we start counselling we'd meet weekly, working remotely by phone or on-line platform until government guidelines allow face to face meetings. 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. Counselling is a shared venture, a space for you to express yourself, be seen, be heard and be supported to work things out.
I work one to one with clients 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.