Hi I’m Helen. If life is weighing you down counselling can be a fantastic way to sort things out and feel lighter, more productive, stronger and happier. Get in touch for a chat by phone or email about what you could achieve through counselling.We would start with a meeting Êwhere we both, therapist and client, discuss your needs and the way we might work together. You are welcome to ask questions and I’m interested to hear all about you, your hopes, feelings and expectations.ÊTherapy would be weekly, either in Nottingham or Loughborough, and each session is 50 minutes long. I regularly review with clients how we are progressing. As everyone is unique, every therapeutic journey will be different. There will be ups and downs and may be ‘lightbulb’ moments, but definitely space and a reliable, non-judgemental relationship in which to explore what is going on for you. You’ll do most of the talking. I don’t tell you the answers or give advice, but I’ll ask questions and reflect back my perception of what you are saying from time to time to clarify for us both. I welcome your responses to me doing this whether you think I’m right or wrong, and whatever emotions that raises. You don’t need to stand on ceremony or expend energy trying to please me or be be someone you are not. Therapy is your time to be absolutelyÊyou.Whatever you say will be confidential (except in exceptional circumstances which we will discuss in our first meeting). I believe a good therapeutic relationship offers you the freedom and space to be yourself and say what needs to be said, with the safety of someone holding your story and feelings respectfully and with great care.ÊAs a humanistic therapist I believe in the potential of people to thrive and live the best life possible.