Bachelor of Social Work
Counsellor and Mental Health Social Worker
Helen has many years experience as a counsellor and enjoys working with a wide range of people. Helen enjoys meeting and understanding people and their unique experiences. She is an approachable person who works together with her clients to find solutions and strategies for improving their lives and relationships.
Helen is easy to talk to and warm. She ensures clients feel comfortable and brings lightness to clients who feel overwhelmed by problems. Helen focuses on building trusting relationships with people who come to see her, she believes this is important to be able to work together. Helen has a wide-ranging counselling style and draws from many styles of counselling and likes to find the style that suits you and your personality. Helen assists clients to look at issues from different perspectives and to bring tangible meaning to the issues they face.
Helen likes to hear from her clients when they start counselling: where they are now; what changes they want to make and to examine the way that might suit them to bring about changes.
Within each session Helen works with clients’ in the way they prefer. She uses various approaches including: Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Perspective, Solution Focused Approach and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Helen explores other approaches that appeal to her clients. Helen works in a way to help clients bring practical changes in all areas of their life. She is patient and encouraging with clients and helps them see the changes and efforts they are making.
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