Counselling and Psychotherapy can be beneficial in situations such as stress, life transitions, crisis, bereavement, couple and family difficulties, childhood and adult abuse or trauma.
The key ingredient for my work is the relation between you and me. I aim to create a safe and respectful space where difficult feelings can be explored in order to promote personal growth and empowerment. I also offer a creative space with arts-based practice for clients who would like to work in this way as sometimes words are not enough. That would include working with imagery, drawings, movements, sounds, breathwork and indigenous teachings.
I believe that each individual is unique; therefore varied approaches are called for. I offer integrative, transpersonal counselling and psychotherapy services.
I offer a free 20-minute confidential consultation (phone or Zoom). You might be able to explain the reason why you are looking to embark on the journey of psychotherapy and ask any questions you might have about the process. We can also check if we are a good match for each other and I will explain how I work. Fees will be agreed during this pre- session.
We will be looking possibly at some of your life history, your aims and goals. Following that we will look at signing a contract for 6 sessions (one session a week). At the end of the contract we will discuss terminating or continuing our work together.
Psychotherapy can be effective in both the short term (2 – 12 sessions), medium, and long term (6 months up to 3 years and longer). The length of the therapy will depend on what you wish to resolve and develop in your life.
£50-70 per session conducted via Zoom
Sliding scale available to be discussed
I trained at the CCPE in London (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education). I am accredited by UKCP, one of the two main bodies regulating the counselling and psychotherapy profession, and abide by their code of ethics and practice.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (1992) UKPC Reg.
Spiritual Guidance training.
Introduction to Wild Therapy.
Forest School Training (Circle of Life Rediscovery).
Life within North American Indigenous training.
Work with Sobonfu Somé.
End of life/hospice work.
Certificate in Breathwork (3 yrs).
“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order”...
"I really appreciate Marie-Helene's love, compassion, strength, gratefulness, commitment, flexibility and sense of trust that make her a great and safe therapist to work with." Lise
"I could write reams about how much I got from my time in therapy with Marie-Hélène. She was the right therapist at the right time and enabled me to recover from a stack of grief, a failing belief in my self both personally and professionally and a paralysing fear of the future.
Marie-Hélène always greeted me with warmth and openness and I quickly came to trust that she was able and willing to walk with me in my journey of recovery. She was heartfelt in responding to my pain and as a result I felt contained and safe. Her ability to hold the space between us when I was struggling, allowed me to slowly do the same...
I have and will continue to recommend Marie-Hélène to others who are seeking a truly holistic approach to healing and can’t thank her enough for becoming part of my rich tapestry." SG