Hi, I’m Helen. I am a counsellor in Hockley, central Nottingham (NG1) and Loughborough (LE11).
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, yet lack opportunities for reflection and meaningful relationships with others, even with yourself. The pace of life, or feeling ashamed that you are struggling with anything, can make it difficult to talk to friends and family in depth. That can make you feel alone with problems. And there's so much pressure to be seen to perform, to succeed, to look great and to be happy! So you do your best to keep going. You try to keep up and keep everyone happy but stress, anxiety and depression can creep up on you and affect your work, relationships and well-being. Throw in life changing events like bereavement, illness, divorce or the kids leaving home and it can become too hard to cope. If ignoring or minimising feelings, or throwing yourself into getting on with life doesn’t seem to make problems go away, maybe it’s time to change your approach and work with a counsellor to gain fresh insight and space to find your answer.
Initially we would meet with the aim of getting to know each other and I would assess your needs and situation. If we decide to work together we'd meet weekly either at the Nottingham Counselling Service building (NG1), or central Loughborough (LE11). We'd review how things are going regularly, until we feel our work is done.
I work one to one with people who bring a wide range of concerns to counselling. These include, but are not limited to, illness, bereavement, domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, trauma, addictions, PTSD, difficult or abusive relationships, 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.
Give me a call or drop me an email and find out how counselling can help you.