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Counselling for Children, Young People and Adults

Counselling can be transformational – please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out how it could help you

Children (5-11)

Play-based creative therapy for younger children.  Sessions can be delivered in primary schools or at any one of my private practice rooms in Wells, Street and Glastonbury, Honiton, Bath, Castle Cary, Devon.

Zoom or video call sessions also available.

Young Adults (11+)

Age-appropriate and creative approach to counselling for young people as they move towards adulthood.  Sessions held at any one of my practice rooms in Street, Wells Glastonbury or Bath.

Zoom or video call sessions also available.

Adults

Counselling for adults using an integrative, person-centred approaches to guide the work in a way that suits you.  Sessions are held in rooms in Bath, Street, Wells, Glastonbury and Honiton.

Zoom or video call sessions also available.

Hi! I’m Helen

I’m an experienced, counsellor qualified to work with children (under 11), young people and adults. I’m British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy registered and have practice rooms in Wells, Street and Glastonbury, Langport, Honiton, Bath, Castle Cary, Langport, Devon.  

If you are struggling with life, are fearful of the future, uneasy in the present or want to make sense of the past, counselling may help. I’ve worked with lots of people of all ages trying to deal with many different situations and feelings.

I am an integrative counsellor so I make use of different approaches and techniques drawn from a wide range of counselling theory. I use them to guide our sessions according to your needs putting you at the centre of every session.

If you are uncertain about whether or not counselling is for you it may help to know that:

  • I will not judge
  • I am never shocked
  • I am there to help you and only you
  • Our sessions are confidential**
  • I’m very down to earth – I will never, ever, ever ask you to lie on a couch!

If you’re still not sure if counselling is for you or have more questions that aren’t answered here then please get in touch. I’m 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

*British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists –regulatory body for counsellors in the UK
** confidentiality statement

Counselling

Counselling can help and support with a wide range of issues that stop people getting on with their lives.  These are just some of them:

Addictions

Anger management

Anxiety

Bereavement and loss

Bullying

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Depression

Domestic abuse

Eating disorders

Gender identity

Low mood

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Relationships

School refusal

Self harm

Stress

Substance misuse

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Testimonials

"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 aged 17, Glastonbury

"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 aged 14, Honiton

"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 aged 19, Dorset

"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, Sherbourne

"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, Glastonbury

"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, young woman aged 19, Wells

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

J, woman aged 32, London

"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, man aged 27, Bath

"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....

C, mother aged 42, Bath

"Helen has been invaluable in helping my daughter navigate the turbulent waters of teenage years. With Helen’s professionalism, intelligence, kindness and humour, my daughter has learned to believe in herself. Now a more insightful and responsible young adult, she is making her own way, with pride and sound judgement, as well as a spring in her step."

Catherine, mother in Bruton

"Helen has supported me through some difficult times recently with moving colleges, my mental health, my identity and my family. During my time working with Helen we have explored aspects of what are healthy relationships... I have begun to learn how to establish boundaries in my relationships which has helped me increase my self worth. I'm getting on much better with my siblings. I have been able to explore and reflect on my communication style and approach with my wider family to reduce my stress and anxiety. I can see my confidence and self esteem improve and although there is still room for improvement, my anxiety is much less now."

AJ, Non-binary aged 17, Bath

"Helen has helped me learn how to be happier! By talking to her about my Dad's death it helped me to understand my feelings, helped me talk to my mum about it, and my friend who's lost his Dad. She's helped me with my friendships because I can talk about feelings now. I have changed my attitude and can focus more at school and on my work."

MC, boy aged 12, Wells

"Thank you so much for all your help over the last year. I now have a much better understanding of my previous trauma and can separate it from my current self a lot more. Working with you has been a joy Helen. I'm very grateful for all the times you have safeguarded me, contacting relevant professionals with my consent and total involvement, after discussing it with me thoroughly. I feel like I am in a much better place and am enjoying life more. My finance is also extremely grateful for all you have done and in his words "It was the best money he's ever spent."

S, PhD student aged 23, Bath

Contact Me

 

07804 606 734

London, UK

helen@heleninmancounsellingservices.com