About Me

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Background and Experience

Helenformalsmile

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

A Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, I have both Bachelors and Masters degrees in psychology from the University of Manchester.

I established my practice in 1984, since when I have undertaken extensive further training in counselling and psychotherapy. I also gained a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and a further Masters degree in Medical Science from the University of Sheffield School of Medicine and am a Member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice and a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am a registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist. Please click here for more detail on my qualifications and professional memberships.

Background and Experience

Originally qualified as an Organisational Psychologist, for many years I worked regularly within organisations via a number of management consultancy firms. I also provided counselling services for a number of Employee Assistance Programmes and Insurance companies.

Since establishing my private psychotherapy practice I have worked successfully with many clients using both short and long-term approaches. My wide range of experience and training enables me to tailor my service to the needs of each individual client. I do not offer a “one size fits all” approach to therapy.

For the past ten years I have also worked as one of a small team of counsellors and psychotherapists on the AstraZeneca CALM (Counselling and Life Management) programme. Please click here for a more detailed description of my background and experience.

For information on how to get in touch please see the location, contact, and fees page.


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