Therapy in Central Loughborough (LE11), Nottingham (Hockley) and online
Your well-being is important! Working with a counsellor could help you make changes in your life or come to terms with the things you can't change.
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 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 and whether we work together in person, online or by phone, I work to provide a safe, confidential and evidence-based therapeutic counselling relationship. 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, 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, 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.