Counselling in North West London

Counselling in North West London
Iverson Road
London
NW6 2QT
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 7625 3247
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Counsellor in North London and surrounding areas, working therapeutically with adults and children, individuals, couples and small groups.




Are you struggling with a relationship that is causing you unhappiness?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by a difficult transition in your life?





If you are overwhelmed by loneliness, self-doubt, depression or hopelessness or have persistent feelings of anger, sadness, fear or anxiety, you may be living with old behaviour patterns or deep-seated beliefs that contribute to your unhappiness or pain.


Fortunately, it is possible to find some relief from feelings of difficulty or distress, even if they feel overwhelming. 

To find out more or arrange a meeting, call 020 7625 3247 or see links at end of page.

Counselling Can Help Restore Wellbeing

Counselling can help you to understand more about who and how you are in the world and in your relationships with others. It can offer you a breathing space to off-load, work-through and uncover. Being listened to and accepted by an attentive and committed counsellor helps you to listen to and accept yourself – a ripple effect that touches all areas of your life.


  
Counselling with Helene Baker
also offering counsellor supervision
I have more than 20 years experience of working therapeutically with adults and children, offering help with the difficulties, setbacks and sufferings that are part of our human experience. I offer a calm and reflective space with open interest towards whatever arises. Attentiveness, inquiry, alertness and curiosity are some of the qualities of this counselling space out of which we often discover different and surprising perspectives.

I hold qualifications in counselling, counsellor supervision and group facilitation working privately and within organisations. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) and the British Association for the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA), I work in accordance with their guidelines for ethics and good practice. I am accredited by the Counselling Society.




What Do I Offer?

I offer warmth and a steady companionship in my work with others and I am committed to prizing both our uniqueness and our common humanity.

I offer help with the difficulties, setbacks and sufferings that are part of our human experience; a calm and reflective space and an attentive companion who can help you to look behind the obvious with openness and interest. 'Looking behind' can help us discover our own truth and inner resources, and develop trust in our ability to meet with future challenges.


What Is The Next Step?

You can contact me for a free telephone consultation: an opportunity to find out what is on offer and whether it might help. Taking a step further, we can arrange an initial session for more in-depth exploration and a sense of the way that we might work together.

Following this, I usually suggest an initial four to six sessions before committing to a longer working relationship.


Length of Sessions & Therapy

Sessions with individuals are one hour long. For couples and groups the sessions will be longer, and this is arranged by negotiation.  For brief, focussed therapy 3 or 4 sessions may be enough. This way of working is suitable if you have previous experience of therapy and are motivated to work intensely. For a longer and deeper exploration many find it beneficial to continue in therapy for several months or even years.

Regular sessions, usually weekly, create a momentum which helps the therapy to work. In the longer term, frequency might be reduced once the work is established.

I am happy to help find a way of working that feels right for you.



Office Hours & Location

My practice currently operates from Monday to Friday and is based in West Hampstead, London NW6 for daytime sessions and Brondesbury Park, London NW6 for evenings.

West Hampstead is easily accessible from all areas of Central and Greater London, and Hertfordshire by tube, bus and overground train. Brondesbury Park is close to overground train and bus routes, and within 10 minutes walk of Kilburn tube station.

Parking is restricted in the area. Metered parking bays are available nearby.


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