Helen Taylor

About Helen

I am a specialist child, adolescent and parent counsellor. My approach is responsive to individual needs and preferences using talk, play and arts-based approaches. Alongside my private practice, I work in schools with significant experience in both primary and secondary settings.

I have a special interest in therapeutic parent-work and offer a range of coaching and counselling services in this area. I believe supporting parents and the parent-child relationship can be one of the most effective ways of easing distress in children and young people.

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Memberships and accreditations

  • BACP

Fees

£55 for a 50 minute one to one session

Availability

Please contact me for availability and to explore how I may be able to help. I see clients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with limited availability for

Types of sessions offered

  • In Person
  • Online

Languages I speak

  • English

What I can help with

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Changes to family set up
  • Cultural Issues
  • Exam Pressures
  • Family Dynamics
  • Friendship Issue
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Impact of Separation or Divorce
  • Low self-esteem
  • Parent Child Relationship
  • Sadness
  • School Transitions
  • Self - Injury
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sexuality
  • Sibling Issues
  • Stress
  • Teenage Issues

Specialist Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Trauma

Further information

My counselling approach is integrative: which means I draw on a range of theories, relational: which means I view the collaborative therapeutic relationship as central to the process, and pluralistic: which means I am responsive to the unique needs and preferences of each client.

Building on a previous career in consumer psychology and research, I am a committed practitioner-researcher, interested in contributing to the evolving conversation and knowledge surrounding child and adolescent emotional development and counselling practice. I serve as a peer reviewer for academic journals and conduct my own research, both independently and in collaboration with other institutions. Current research interests include: therapeutic parent work, the emotional impacts of learning difficulties and neurodiversity, managing transitions and supporting teachers in responding to children's emotional needs.

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