Hello and welcome. My name is Helen Page and I provide face-to-face and online counselling to adults. Face-to-face counselling in Sevenoaks allows us to meet and speak in person. Online counselling allows me to offer counselling sessions to clients further afield in the UK and abroad, including expats and those seeking a British counsellor whilst living, travelling or working in other countries.
I’m a fully qualified counsellor holding a Masters degree in Counselling. I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also hold an MSc in Social Work and have undergone further, specific training in offering online counselling.
I am experienced in supporting people facing a range of difficulties including: anxiety and depression, relationship issues, abuse, self-harm, low self-esteem, work issues, life choices, stress and bereavement. My work history spans counselling in private practice and charity settings and in social services.
I am committed to offering you a safe, respectful, empathetic and supportive service. I will work with you to help you through whatever issue has brought you to therapy. I use an Integrative approach, drawing upon a number of counselling techniques to best suit your needs.
Benefits of counselling include helping you to move forward, giving you time and space to work through your problems, opening up new perspectives, improving well-being, helping you think more clearly and make better decisions.
“Helen’s online therapy sessions have been very helpful. Helen has a friendly, approachable and supportive character, making discussions about anxiety or challenges faced much easier. Her ability to provide an alternative perspective, recommendations for exercises / practices or other sources of information (e.g. authors, videos, websites) have always been helpful. I feel very grateful for the new perspectives I’ve gained and the skills I’m learning from these sessions.”
— A., Wales
“I tried several counsellors before finding Helen, and her commitment, attentiveness and ability to ask the right questions set her apart. I’ve trusted her for two years now, and in this time I’ve gained so much new perspective, clarity and confidence. Highly recommended! Thank you Helen!”
— E., Spain
“Helen is brilliant. Her kind and compassionate approach helps you to reflect on your thoughts and feelings while feeling supported. Helen also offers excellent coping strategies and self-care ideas tailored to your needs. I’d certainly recommend reaching out to Helen if you need support.”
— C., Lincolnshire
“I recommend Helen because she’s a great listener, always on time, who has largely dispelled my reservations about doing therapy online. It can work and it does.”
— P., Italy
Face-to-face sessions are offered in a comfortable, welcoming therapy room, conveniently located in Sevenoaks. Face-to-face sessions are charged at £55 per session.
Online sessions take place on the online platform Zoom and are charged at £40 per session.
The initial session is offered at the reduced rate of £20 (online) or £35 (face-to-face). This first session is an opportunity for you to speak about the issues that have brought you to see a counsellor. If after this we feel happy to work together, subsequent sessions can be arranged at.
Sessions can be on an open-ended or time-limited basis depending on your preference. I offer flexible hours, Monday to Friday.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes each.
Online therapy provides the opportunity to speak to a counsellor remotely from the comfort of your own private space. It also allows me to offer counselling to clients living further afield in the UK and to clients abroad. Having lived as an expat myself, I understand the wish to speak to a BACP counsellor whilst living, travelling or working abroad.
You will need an internet-connected electronic device like a computer, phone, or tablet with a microphone and video access. Some clients also prefer using headphones during their sessions.
There’s no fixed length of time for the counselling process and this varies from person to person and the issues they are facing. At the beginning, we can identify your counselling goals so that you are able to decide how long your therapy will last. Some people find that a short number of sessions is all they need whilst others value ongoing one-to-one counsellor support and will continue sessions for months or even years. There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in terms of therapy length.
Counselling takes place in a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence. No counsellor can offer 100% confidentiality as in some situations the law requires disclosure of risk. This would be, for example, child protection concerns or an immediate risk of harm to yourself or others. However, a counsellor breaking confidentiality is rare and I would make this known if I had to do so.
People come to me with a wide range of issues. Some of the more common difficulties are: family and relationship issues, anxiety and depression, low self esteem, work related issues, working towards a work-life balance, making life choices, grief, abuse.
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