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About Helen

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Helen Breakwell (MNCS Accred. PDip, BA Hons) 

I am an accredited registrant of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I have a Professional Diploma in Counselling from the University of the West of England, Bristol. With enhanced DBS (children and adults), ICO registered, clinical supervision, liability insurance and ongoing professional development.




As an integrative counsellor (with core training in Gestalt, person centred and psychodynamic) I work with a variety of methods, from cognitive behavioural therapy to relaxation techniques, and go at your pace. I try to make sure all my clients are comfortable, feel listened to and understood. Although I work short and long term I aim for there to be relational depth in therapy as that supports our work together.  

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Selected training

  • Counselling for Young People [University of the West of England]

  • Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT [University of Reading]

  • Awareness in Bereavement Care [Cruse]

  • Neuroscience basics [University of Birmingham] 

  • Working with children on the autistic spectrum series [Association of Child Psychotherapists]

  • Working with mental health in the workplace [BACP, Leeds]


I participated in the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy's  ADaPT research study. This study involved measuring client's progress and asking clients for regular feedback, with excellent results measured over 4 years. I have written a blog on the BACP website - Reflecting the reality of the client ( 

Since qualifying in 2018 I have worked with clients on issues including abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, health problems, loss, low self-confidence, relationships, stress and trauma.​​ 

I have worked as a counsellor in a number of organisations including Marches Counselling Service (Hereford) , Care for the Carers (Sussex), Worcester Sixth Form College, Cruse Bereavement Care, employee assistance programmes and as a Specialist Mentor (since 2020). 

I always left our sessions feeling like a small weight had been lifted and looked forward to the next. Helen made me feel comfortable and listened to.
Really useful and consistently helpful – would highly recommend.
I can cope with difficulties and [am] much kinder to myself in the process. I am enjoying my job and balancing family life and work, Thank you so much Helen for all you did supporting me to see my value and self-worth!
Feedback from clients who have agreed to share 
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