Therapy in Central Loughborough (LE11), Nottingham (Hockley) and online
Your therapist will be impartial but understanding...listen to you without judgment and help you explore your thoughts and emotions...they won’t tell you what you should think or do. (BACP)
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. There's an FAQ page which answers some questions, but, if you don't find your answers there, give me a call, text or click to email.
I'm a therapist based in Loughborough, currently meeting with clients face to face at my Loughborough office and working by phone and online with people from Nottingham and further afield. The building I use in Nottingham is still closed but it's possible to start work online or by phone and transfer to face to face appointments once the space becomes available.
I offer a free 1/2 hour consultation by phone, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime so we can meet each other, have a chat, you can ask questions and get a feel for how we might work together.
I believe in the ability of every individual to thrive and take responsibility for making positive changes, and the value of having a therapist as a support whilst you work things out. Counselling is a shared venture and, because we're both unique, we'll collaborate to build our own safe and unique alliance. Like all relationships there may be ups, downs and plateaus, but unlike most relationships therapy is a space to explore the good, the bad and the ugly without the fear of judgment or punishment. I have experience of working with people of all ages who have chosen counselling to help them get in touch with, express and explore feelings, to make changes, or find acceptance so they can live a fuller, more balanced life.
I work one to one with people bringing a wide range of concerns to counselling. These include, but are not limited to, illness, bereavement, domestic abuse (physical, psychological, emotional, sexual and financial), childhood sexual abuse, OCD, anger, rape, anxiety, trauma, addictions, living with an addicted person, PTSD, divorce and the aftermath, loneliness, over or under-eating, depression, suicidal thoughts, work, family or study worries.
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 finding 'the new normal' worrying, stressful or disappointing. We experienced the fear and isolation of lockdowns 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, leaving lots of people feeling stuck with feelings or in situations that don't feel healthy and alive. As a humanistic, integrative counsellor, my work is based on belief in the power of humans to change and grow, so the good news is that just as 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. You may be so full up that there's just no capacity left to think straight. I'm here to help hold what burdens you, giving you space to breathe again. Therapy is work though. Whilst laying your emotional cards on the table can be uncomfortable at times, 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 professional development.
Email, text or call me to find out how counselling can help you.