Helen Key Counselling.
How I Work
Confidential, non-judgemental and down-to-earth, I will aim to develop a supportive relationship with you, where you feel safe to talk about difficulties you are experiencing and to be yourself. I use an integrative counselling approach, which has a basis in humanistic/person centred practice. This means that I might use a variety of additional methods, theories and techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Transactional Analysis. This integrative framework and my experiential training enable me to work in a way appropriate to your needs and covering a wide range of issues.
I have a particular interest in substance dependency and eating disorders and I was employed in the field of addiction for many years. I am experienced in helping clients with a wide range of difficulties. People seek therapy for a variety of reasons:
- Support for eating disorders - Binge eating, Failed dieting, Food cravings, Bulimia and Anorexia
- Alcohol and drug misuse and addiction
- Trying to manage a relationship difficulty with a partner, parent or child
- Experiencing anxiety or panic attacks
- Self-esteem issues or a lack of confidence
- Feeling stressed
- Suffering from depression
Counselling can help resolve difficulties by developing awareness and understanding, opening up new creative possibilities and making change possible.
I am a registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor and I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment; a space to explore difficulties and find resolution. As a registered member of the BACP I am bound by their code of Ethics and Practice.
I am also a member of the BACP Private Practice division and an affiliate member of the National Centre for Eating Disorders.
I work with adults and young adults aged 16 years old and over offering long term open-ended support and short interventions for an agreed time. I offer a place to take some time out to explore thoughts and feelings, feel supported and listened to and to understand conflict in your life. Please contact me to discuss what you would like counselling for and to see if we are a good fit to work together.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and usually take place once a week. The fee for each session is £40.
48 hours notice is required for cancellations, otherwise a fee will be charged.
I work at:
Bristol Natural Health Service or Patford House Partnership
407 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8TS 8a Patford Road, Calne SN11 0EF
Please note - I am unable to accept new clients in Bristol at the moment.
Appointments and enquiries can be made with me direct on 07803 505949 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows them to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things. Working in a confidential setting, counsellors listen attentively to their clients and offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their own feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective. The aim is reduce their confusion and enable them to make changes in their life if they decide to do so.
Counsellors do not give advice, but help clients to make their own choices within the framework of an agreed counselling contract.