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About Me

An experienced counsellor working with children, young people and adults…

Hello!

People often worry about what other people think and so keep experiences and worries locked up inside them and that’s the real benefit of talking to a counsellor. I’m completely independent and on your side – I really won’t judge you and I’ve been working with children and adults for many years.  

If you’re still not sure then I am more than happy to talk on the phone or exchange emails before you decide to book your first appointment.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Helen

My experience

I have been working with children, young people and parents over 20 years as a Primary School Teacher, Community Arts Worker and Forest School leader before training to become a counsellor.  Since qualifying I have continued to manage a successful horticultural business alongside my counselling practice which includes:

  • The Rendezvous, Sherborne working with young people and their parents, counselling for children under 11 delivered in local primary schools
  • Private Practice – Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Bath working with adults and young people
  • Sherborne Primary School, Sherborne working with children under 11s

Professional practice

I hold MBACP registration of the The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.  and hold professional liability insurance.  I attend clinical supervision and group supervision sessions to support my work and comply with BACP guidelines.  I also hold a valid Enhanced DBS certificate and attend annual safeguarding training.

Session Areas Include:

Bath, Castle Cary, Glastonbury, Sherbourne and Plymouth.

 

My Training

In addition to graduate and post-graduate qualifications I take part in regular training sessions to make sure I keep up to date with changes in approach and understanding around emotional and mental health.  These include specialist training on:

  • Addiction and dependency
  • Bereavement Care
  • Environmental Arts Therapy
  • Equine Facilitated Learning 
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Families and recovery
  • Social and therapeutic horticultural therapy
  • Safeguarding training
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Understanding Trauma and Trauma trapped in the Body

"Thank you for everything you've done for me. I'm really thankful for the things you have taught me and how you've helped me improve. I can not put into words how grateful I am for your help."

H, girl 17

"I just wanted to say thank you for helping me this past year. When I first started , i was really nervous and not looking forward to our sessions. But now I feel like you are somebody I can talk to and look forward to our sessions. Thank you for all you've helped me with. I really appreciate it."

A, girl 14

"Thank you so much for helping me this year. You've really allowed me to open up and actually talk about myself, my thoughts and my feelings which was something I had not done before. It's been so beneficial to my life and my relationships. I am much more confident in myself than I was a year ago."

D, non-binary 19

"I would like to thank you Helen for the brilliant job you have done with my son. I strongly believe he would NOT have dealt with his bereavement the way he has had you not been involved. You have been so kind and caring to us both. I feel that from the first contact you put us at ease. He looks forward to your sessions with you, and he has told me you explained things to him in a way...I just don't have the words to do. So thank you so much for helping him to understand and move forward. Without your input my son and I would have struggled so much more to deal with what life has recently thrown at us. Thank you so much."

Parent, of Primary school child

"Thank you for helping me through the tough times, and helping me through the sad times. Thank you for helping to make me happier again and making my memory box."

M, boy aged 10

"Helen really helped me understand and control my emotions. I didn't get kicked out of school, I don't get angry and life's pretty good now."

J - now 19

"It has been hard but I'm getting there and feel proud of every small achievement I make."

J - now 32

"I don't define myself by what happened by me any more. Helen helped me think about the future, set goals and I feel much happier in life."

B - age 27

"I'd been anxious all my life and at 40 decided I didn't want to spend the next 40 years in the same state. I've learnt to identify the triggers, get some perspective on them and although I do still get a bit anxious from time to time it's no more than anyone else. And what a difference it's made....

B - Mother: Age 42

Get in touch

Please get in touch by email or by phone and I will do my best to get back to you within
36 hours (excluding weekends)

For emergencies call 999 or contact The Samaritans on 116 123

07804 606734

helen@heleninmancounsellingservices.com