As an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer-in-training, my goal is to create a warm non-judgemental oasis where you can safely explore and share your thoughts and feelings, and experience a mutual level of understanding and compassion that resolves issues and strengthens your relationship.
I am mixed of both African and European heritage. After completing my first degree in Chemical Engineering, I moved from Denmark to London in 1997 to pursue postgraduate degrees in Information Systems and Journalism respectively. I fell in love and stayed on to live and work as a Web Editor. When my relationship hit troubled waters, I personally experienced the benefits of couple counselling and I decided to retrain as a counsellor from 2003. I work in private practice and for a national charitable organisation.
I am a BACP registered Counsellor specialising in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on accessing emotions and facilitating heart-to-heart conversations that create a safe and secure relationship. Healthy emotional expression can be life transforming because gaining intellectual insights isn't usually sufficient to create lasting change. I also use an integrative model incorporating elements of Person-centred, Systemic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Egan Skilled Helper Model and Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
I am deeply grounded in EFT and was one of the first UK therapists to get certified in EFT by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). I'm also an ICEEFT Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer-in-training.
I am committed to the BACP Code of Practice & Ethics and continued professional development, and I undertake extensive monthly supervision for my couple and individual work.
If you would like to find out more about couple counselling or getting support for personal and relationship issues, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call or text Helene on 0776 2333 644. A conversation or email doesn't mean you are under any obligation to book an appointment. Finding a counsellor that you feel comfortable with is important, so a telephone call or an initial consultation session can help you decide if we can work together.
I offer counselling sessions in person and online by Skype and Zoom for couples and individuals who live too far from my consultation venues and these virtual sessions also work well.