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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.

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Experience 

Approach

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]

Research 

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 (bacp.co.uk) 

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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