Relationship Counsellor Helene Igwebuike Dip (Rel Couns) MBACP

As a certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist and BACP registered Counsellor, 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 of mixed heritage and 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.

My therapeutic approach

I use an integrative model incorporating elements of Person-centred, Systemic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Egan Skilled Helper Model, while 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 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 I help organise and run EFT CPD training events for therapists.

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.

Professional Memberships

Counselling Qualifications

Contact me

If you would like to find out more about couple counselling or getting support for personal and relationship issues, please call Helene on 0776 2333 644 or email me 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 for couples and individuals who live too far from my consultation venues and these virtual sessions also work quite well. Where possible, it is ideal although not obligatory to have one initial face-to-face meeting before commencing Skype sessions.

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