Helen ArnoldCounselling in Loughborough (LE11)
and Hockley, Nottingham, NG1

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Therapy in Central Loughborough (LE11), Nottingham (Hockley) and online

Your experience, feelings and perspective are important. When you feel that you've been heard, understood and are no longer alone with whatever is troubling you, it's easier to make out a way forward.

A counsellor will ... help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems. (BACP, 2021)

Hi, I’m Helen. Welcome to my website. Have a read and feel free to ask me any questions by clicking the email button, phone or text.

I'm a therapist based in Loughborough and, during more normal times, also working in Hockley, central Nottingham. I'm currently offering covid-safe, socially distanced appointments at my Loughborough office whilst also working by phone and on-line.

I offer a free 1/2 hour consultation by phone, Skype, Zoom, Doxy.me or FaceTime so you can meet me, ask questions and get a feel for how we might work together.

I provide a safe, confidential and evidence-based therapeutic counselling relationship to people of all ages who choose counselling to help to get in touch with, express and explore feelings, make changes, or find acceptance so they can live a fuller, more balanced life. I believe in the ability of every individual to thrive and make positive changes, and the value of having a therapist as a support whilst working things out. Counselling is a shared venture, a space for you to express yourself, be seen, be heard and be supported.

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, OCD, anger, rape, anxiety, trauma, addictions, PTSD, difficult or abusive relationships, divorce, loneliness, over or under-eating, depression, suicidal thoughts, work, family or study stress.

The covid pandemic has left many people in low spirits, anxious, angry, lonely or lost. Relationships may have become strained, either through the intensity of being stuck at home together, perhaps with new hardships and disappointments, or due to enforced separation. It may be that having adapted to remote, restricted living you're experiencing worry about 'getting back to normal' and how that might be. We're hard-wired to be in the proximity of other humans, feeling safe in relationship and in community, to stay well and well balanced, but we haven't been able to for quite some time. Keeping our distance, wearing masks and avoiding natural socialising might have helped reduce the spread of covid but they send signals of danger which have had a detrimental effect on well-being and relationships. As a humanistic, integrative counsellor my work is based on belief in the power of humans to change and grow. We adapted to life in lockdown, we can adapt and thrive again!

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.

I'm a member of the BACP and involved in regular CPD.

Email, text or call me to find out how counselling can help you.

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