As an Integrative Psychotherapist and I draw from a wide range of therapies to work in a bespoke way with every individual. Because I work with adults and sex is a part of most people's lives and often in the work, I have been undertaking an advanced training in psychosexual therapy to support my clients in their sexual lives and relationships too. I offer both short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy using my training in theory including, humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, attachment and contemporary theory. My practice rooms are located close to convenient transport links in Central London W1 near Goodge St, and Tottenham Court Road and in Hampstead NW3. I also walk with clients in Hampstead Heath, Regents Park and Hyde Park.
Working in the NHS as well as private practice has given me experience of working with anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, relationship issues including divorce and separation, loss, bereavement, depression, sexual abuse, PTSD and the myriad of ways in which not feeling "good enough" can cause problems in life and relationships.
How you feel about the experience of therapy, and the outcomes from our work is the most important element of the work. To get a sense of this please do read the thoughts and comments in the Testimonial section and also below.
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and UKCP and abide by their code of ethics within my practice. I am an advanced trainee in Psychosexual Therapy and have always worked with my clients on this important part of their lives and relationships.
Before training I spent many years in various dynamic and challenging business roles, but it was always human relationships and dynamics that I found the most fascinating, because these underpin every part of work and private lives. I have found the ability to understand my clients work lives too is also really important to our relationships.
What it's like to work with me
"Helen's style of therapy is incredibly effective and refreshingly unique. She is kind,
a great listener, non-judgemental, and exceptionally patient. She helps her clients
find strength within themselves and uses creative methods and actionable takeaways to provide support beyond the main sessions. Although an issue may seem complex, she uncovers the root causes to allow for more productive conversation and profound healing.
As her patient for over six months, I highly recommend Helen for her expertise, professionalism, and deep sense of caring for my happiness and well-being."
“It's a bit scary to think you 'need therapy', but my time with Helen became so important to my overall health and happiness ... Her kind, gentle and open approach made it much less intimidating than I might have expected and I really did look forward to each of our sessions.
Since, I've come to think of therapy as being just like anything else you do to make
yourself feel better: exercise, rest, going out for a nice meal - just having someone to talk to you and REALLY listen is an extremely therapeutic thing to do.”
PHD Student and Lecturer
"I will be forever grateful for my time working with Helen. Her style of therapy is refreshingly honest and unique, even at times humorous, so I was never left feeling like a stereotyped “patient on the sofa.” She is incredibly non-judgemental, patient and caring, managing to provide clarity and insight that I felt was immediately actionable after our sessions.
Helen creates a compassionate and collaborative environment, which left me feeling both supported and understood. I feel a stronger sense of self and resiliency for dealing with issues in the future.