Counselling can help you leave shame and pain behind, so you can face the future with renewed insight and strength.
Hi, I’m Helen. Welcome to my website.
I am a counsellor usually seeing clients face to face both in Hockley, central Nottingham (NG1) and central Loughborough (LE11).
I am welcoming some clients face to face at my Loughborough office whilst continuing to offer telephone and on-line appointments. It's a quiet, comfortable space, thoughtfully created to feel safe, welcoming and professional. There is separate access to it and easy parking both off and on the street.
Nottingham (Hockley) appointments are currently on-line or by phone until the building reopens.
On-line and telephone counselling are available wherever you are, where appropriate.
I work with adults, young people and children aged 6+.
I offer a safe, confidential and evidence-based 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 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.
Even with some restrictions lifted we are living through unusual and unsettling times. Things are definitely not back to normal yet! The rules, guidelines and expectations of us seem to change regularly and that can have many effects on work, well-being, mental health and relationships. 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 is at the forefront, 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 and can be shared, understood and changed, in counselling.
Whether you have experienced counselling before or are just wondering what it's all about I offer a free 1/2 hour consultation face to face, by phone, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime where you can ask any questions and get a feel for how it might be to work with me.
Once we start counselling we'd meet weekly, either at my office in Loughborough, at the Nottingham Counselling Service building (NG1) when it reopens, or working remotely by phone or on-line platform if that actually works better for you. We would start with an assessment of your needs and situation and review how things are going regularly, until we feel our work is done. Counselling is 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 adults, young people and children aged 6 and over, 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, anxiety, trauma, addictions, PTSD, difficult or abusive relationships, divorce, loneliness, over or under-eating, depression, suicidal thoughts, work, school, family or study stress.
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.