Helen adopts a respectful approach to counselling, which acknowledges that people need to feel safe and validated before they can embark on the change process. She takes the time to actively listen and grasp the uniqueness of each person, so that they feel cared for and the counselling is shaped to meet their individual needs.
Approved Counsellor with Victims Services; Medicare rebates available if referred by a GP under a Mental Health Plan.
ACT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Person Centred
Helen has trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but her current practice is influenced by Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Trauma Therapy (STT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR).
Helen has a particular interest in addressing the impact of discrimination and interpersonal violence on mental health. She is driven by a profound admiration for the tenacity and resilience of her clients and her belief in the capacity of individuals to overcome adversity and lead fulfilling lives.
Helen is registered as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). This requires her to adhere to the AASW Code of Ethics and to undertake regular professional training and supervision.
Helen has over a decade of experience providing counselling in hospitals, community health centres, courts and crisis lines as well as private practice.
Mondays and Wednesdays until 6:00 pm.
The practice is on King Street, near Missenden Road, ten minutes walk from Newtown train station. There is a bus stop at the front and time-limited free parking on nearby side streets.
$140 per hour.
$110 per hour for Health Care Card or Disability Concession Card or Pensioner Concession Card holders.
No payment required if approved for counselling by Victims Services.
$160 per hour for sessions funded by third parties.
Cash or internet transfer.
Clinical Social Worker, Counsellor
Helen has extensive experience in creating partnerships with her clients to help them mobilise their strengths and improve their quality of life. Helen believes in the capacity of people to bring about meaningful change in their lives and values the opportunity to support clients on this journey. She realises that it is often small changes that have the biggest impact.