Diploma in Counselling: Counselling Children and Young People, MBACP(Accred)
Helen is a counsellor who offers integrative counselling using both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches depending on the individual needs of her client. Trained at Simpson House, Edinburgh, her experience is in open-ended long-term work as well as short term focused work.
She uses talking and creative therapies; art, sand and music, to create a pathway of trust so that a client becomes at ease to express or explore thoughts and feelings. A client is helped to gain understanding of their problem and can choose to take action to get closer to what they want. Her belief is that through counselling a client receives an experience unique to them; their needs always being paramount and respected. Her hope is that from therapy a client is enabled to grow in self-awareness, develop greater resilience and go on to lead a more mentally healthy active fulfilled life.
Helen has experience of counselling clients in employment, in primary and secondary schools and has worked with agencies to pilot counselling projects in educational settings. Among concerns that a client may bring to therapy are thoughts causing stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, low moods, self-harm and loss.
Previously to counselling Helen worked for many years with funding providers, public sector and voluntary organisations to help them bring a variety of projects to fruition.
Helen adheres to the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling (BACP) in her professional practice.