Helen Mayne

BA (Hons) Counselling
FdSc Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Curious about counselling, but not sure if it's for you? Life can seem very challenging at times, and talking things through can help to clarify your mind and deal with difficult emotions.

As a counsellor I aim to help you develop and use your ability to cope with life's events and the feelings that they can arouse. We can't always alter things that happen to us, but we can learn methods to manage our response to them.

I take an integrated approach to counselling. While I specialise in cognitive behavioural methods I am interested in all approaches to counselling and aim to find an approach that best suits you. I am always happy to talk about what I'm doing and why.

I have experience with anxiety, depression, bereavement and other forms of loss, difficulties in dealing with other people, low self-esteem, amongst other issues. I have been a counsellor with Age UK (formerly Age Concern and Help the Aged) for several years, and have also been involved in assessments. I therefore have particular experience of the problems associated with ageing, including difficulties with health problems, and loneliness, amongst other issues.

I have a first class honours degree in counselling, with a foundation degree in cognitive behavioural counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the professional organisation for counsellors, which aims to promote high standards and protect the recipients of counselling.

If you are interested in an appointment to explore what counselling might do for you please contact me on 0742 10 555 85 or by email at helenmaynecounselling@yahoo.co.uk. If I am not available when you phone, please leave your name and phone number (and when you would prefer to be contacted, if important) and I will get back to you.

Helen Mayne BA (Hons) FdSc Reg. MBACP