Therapy in Loughborough, Nottingham (Hockley) and online
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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.
I'm a therapist usually offering counselling sessions in person, both at my central Loughborough office and in central Nottingham (Hockley). During lockdown I am running all of my appointments on Zoom, FaceTime, phone, Skype or Doxy.me. When lockdowns lift I'll review and assess the risks of face to face meetings before opening my Loughborough office and follow the procedures for face to face work at Nottingham Counselling Service. Online and phone appointments can continue for clients who prefer working that way.
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 importance of having a therapist as a support whilst working things out. But for counselling to be effective you need to choose it and choose your counsellor for yourself.
Once we start counselling we'd meet weekly, working remotely by phone or on-line platform until government guidelines allow face to face meetings. When that happens we'll talk about the best way to continue. Counselling would start with an assessment of your needs and situation and review how things are going regularly, until we feel our work is done. It would be 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 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.
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 dominates the news and has changed our lives, 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.
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.