“Helen is a great therapist who I’d definitely highly recommend to anyone. She is very experienced and professional and, at the same time, welcoming, filled with empathy, and easy to talk to. As I always thought that “therapy was not for me”, I was rather sceptical before our first meeting. However, Helen’s excellent questions, suggestions, and challenges during our initial conversation (as well as her great personality), have left me thoroughly impressed and I have decided to continue our sessions – and I am so glad that I did! Helen provided me with great tools to help shape my thinking and gave me time to discuss and reflect on the outputs of those tools. Helen kept encouraging and challenging my thoughts and perceptions (always in a measured and respectful way), which really helped me to re-train my thinking. Whilst we have focused on one area of my life, my sessions with Helen have actually had an amazing impact on other areas of my life as I was able to apply the tools Helen provided me with to address other challenges and misperceptions. Whilst we started off with in-person meetings, we had to (thanks to covid) move to live chats - both worked incredibly well and if anyone is wondering whether live chats will work can rest assured that Helen manages them amazingly well. I highly recommend Helen’s services and wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future. Thank you so much for your time, guidance, and support.”
“Helen was extremely helpful and effective in helping me deal with my issues of low mood and quickly was able to recognise where my issues stemmed from and helped me to see my negative thought patterns. Using a CBT centred approach Helen provided me many strategies for dealing with the issues I was facing.
“Helen is absolutely fantastic! I had tried a counsellor previously but did not find it useful.
Helen definitely knows her onions! She has a calm measured approach which really gave me the confidence that she knew what she was doing and that it would help me. There are many days that I am able to use what she has taught me to help deal with those tricky situations.
I believe that Helen genuinely loves her job and enjoys helping people that are in need. I never felt that we were just going through the motions to fill the time for the therapy session.
Would I recommend her? Yes, absolutely! If I could have recommended her to me 20 years ago then it would be even better! I now feel that I have a much brighter future.”
“Helen has truly changed my life for the better and I'm so glad I took the step to getting help and support. I knew from my initial meeting with Helen that we'd work well together. I found her easy to talk and open up to, reassuring and caring. Most of all she made me feel I wasn't alone in this... Helen has made my life that little bit easier by equipping me with tools and techniques - rather apt timing given the pandemic appearing a few months after meeting... Phew!
Very pleased with the service and would not hesitate to recommend Helen. Pleased to say I no longer need sessions, but it's great to have the reassurance that Helen is there, should I ever need it. Thank you again.”
“I highly recommend Helen based on my personal experience. Helen was quick to respond to my original enquiry and I was a able to secure an appointment within a few days. Right from the start, and throughout my appointments, Helen was extremely professional, warm and genuine which helped me to trust her very quickly and hence felt I could be totally open about what was going on for me. Helen listened with empathy and encouraged me to analyse my own situation and consider options which really worked for me. She also offered some helpful tips and techniques and offered reassurance. As we brought the consultations to a close, Helen offered some great options for me to use going forward so I can take ownership and greater care of my mental health in the future. Thank you Helen for care and support during a difficult period.”
“I worked with Helen over a long period of time and her support was invaluable in helping me to learn, understand and put into practice on a daily basis the skills I need to stay well whilst managing a chronic mental health condition. Her approach and ability to build a good rapport has meant she is one of the best mental health professionals I have been in contact with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“I found Helen to be extremely professional, understanding, and encouraging throughout the course of our sessions together. I would highly recommend her to anybody who is considering counselling or psychotherapy.”
“Helen has been very supportive and given me some great encouragement and guidance over the last few months. We have worked on brilliant techniques to help manage my anxiety and use effective methods through trial and error to see what works best for me. Our sessions have been effective and given me a new way of thinking and really helped me, my anxiety and OCD is now better controlled and Not controlling me. Thank you Helen.”
“Following a considerable setback and some big life changes, I was feeling very low, anxious and in despair, struggling to find the drive to even put one foot in front of the other to walk to work or to the supermarket. It was then that I started to see Helen. She was empathetic, kind, attentive and helped me to keep the focus during our sessions. Each time, Helen gave me the chance to adjust our agenda to my needs and to review my progress and goals. The simple "tools" she taught me and the constant encouragement were quite helpful in my gradual improvement.”
“I recently had a couple of appointments with Helen recently, which is all that was needed, to give me the confidence to go forwards and not remain in past repetitive ways. Helen although very professional, is warm and caring. Thank you Helen, you really have helped alot”
“I found Helen by chance on a local search among a lot of other professionals but contacted her as her CV was extensive and she seemed passionate about what she did. Helen was also quick to respond (which is very much appreciated) and found time to suit us both to meet.
Helen was professional yet personable, and always found a good balance of listening vs talking. Helen is not a ‘computer says no’ kind of therapist but instead thinks outside the box and tailors the meetings to your agenda. I found Helen’s input was very relevant to my specific situation.
Overall I was very pleased with Helens support and I wouldn’t hesitate to contact her again if I needed help.”
“From day one, Helen created a safe, compassionate and judgement-free environment for us to work in. She is warm and so kind yet her professionalism never wavered. I always felt she knew exactly what to say and gave me the space to share any aspect of myself. After two and a half years of working together, I am more stable and healthy than I have ever been and no longer identify as having Borderline Personality Disorder. Quite simply, Helen helped me to heal and showed me my life is worth living. The gratitude I feel is immeasurable. She is honestly remarkable.”
“Helen was excellent, very knowledgeable and tailored treatment to what I needed, which ended up different from my original referral. It felt from the outset she understood what treatment I needed and adjusted sessions accordingly. She was also very flexible and understanding on arranging session times-taking into account my childcare commitments.”
“Having been for other counselling in the past, I found Helen very easy to talk to and understanding. She was always very prepared for my sessions and has given me the confidence to deal with the issues from my past. I would definitely recommend Helen.”
“Working with Helen has been incredible and life changing. I was after help with a phobia but not only did she help with that, we went into other areas of my life which really needed support. I have come away feeling empowered, more confident, a lot less anxious and with a brilliant toolkit of things I can do to look after myself. Thanks so much. I highly recommend working with Helen”
“After 7 failed years of therapy, I came to Helen in a really bad place about three years ago with my Borderline Personality/Emotional Intensity (as Helen and I prefer to call it!) Disorder and various other mental health issues. It's no exaggeration that along with my sustained hard work and commitment to managing my conditions, Helen saved my life. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat and wish her all in the best in the future.”
“Working with Helen has totally changed my life. An incident had occurred in my childhood and I had let it permeate all aspects of my life...work, relationships, money...to the point that I had setup my life to be permanently in flight mode. It was exhausting. Helen was patient with me and gradually helped me deal with the historic incident so I could settle down and start putting down roots. I feel much happier and calmer and more able to face the face the future now.”