Counselling and Therapy
Thank you for visiting my website. I thought I would write a little bit about myself and how I came to be a psychotherapeutic counsellor.
I did not consciously set out to have a career as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I have a history of many years working both in industry, education whilst bringing up my own family.
Whilst working in education I supported families and I began studying for a Certificate in Therapeutic Skills for Schools. Whilst completing the Certificate I gained a curiosity of how we relate in our own unique way.
Completing the Certificate left me with a thirst for more understanding and having dipped in and out of therapy at different points in my life it felt natural to continue my studies. Little did I know at the point, where my path would take me.
During my training, I completed several years of personal therapy, this gave me great insight into my own way of being and opened new choices for me both personally and professionally. I experienced how challenging therapy can be and the immense personal rewards it can bring. I am passionate about what I do and believe that therapy and counselling should be accessible to all.
I have several years experience of working for Iaptus (NHS Counselling Service) and I currently provide several hours counselling and therapy a week for The Retreat, York. The rest of my time is focused on providing sessions in my private therapy rooms in Market Weighton. I also enjoy sharing my skills and knowledge with educational staff and volunteers by offering short bespoke training courses tailored to their specific needs.
If you have any questions or are unsure as to how I may help or support you then feel free to contact me, if I am unable to help you with your difficulty then I will do my best to offer alternative support.
Advanced Diploma in Relational Centred Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Training the Trainer in Therapeutic Skills
Certificate in Therapeutic Skills for Schools and Communities
Certificate in Early Years Practice (Open University)
Family Links parenting practitioner
Adult mental health First Aid Certificate
Youth mental health First Aid Certificate
"From the start, Helen has always made me feel at ease. She is kind, calm, patient, and professional. Our sessions take place in a lovely and safe environment. I am so pleased that I decided to invest in myself. I feel that Helen is always by my side encouraging, supporting and challenging me. Thank you."