Counsellor in North West London for individual and couple counselling
Are you looking for some peace and calm from the struggles in your relationship?
Are you seeking to discover a way through the crisis or change in your life?
Perhaps one of the following describes you:
. You're struggling to cope with a family crisis or major life change
. You argue constantly with your partner and others around you
. You feel trapped by familiar and unwanted relationship patterns
. You are worried about an important decision you have to make
. You are longing for a sense of meaning and purpose in your life
Changes are a natural part of life. Some changes you hope for and welcome into your life. A fulfilling relationship, a satisfying career, a comfortable home - these things can bring you feelings of peace and fulfilment.
Life's setbacks and challenges can feel overwhelming
Sometimes things don't work out as planned. You start to struggle in your relationship, you lose your job and a life change becomes an unwelcome life challenge. You are left feeling
confused and maybe hopeless. You are finding it difficult to make everyday decisions. You feel out of control and that makes you anxious; you sometimes have trouble sleeping - and getting up - everyday life feels like a struggle.
Counselling can help you find relief from life's difficulties & distresses . . .When you are feeling trapped and overwhelmed, making space in your life to talk to a counsellor can help to make a real difference. Click here to learn more about how counselling can help.
I had had a very difficult time with several areas of my life running into difficulty all at once; relationship break-up, career problems, bereavement, illness, parents and their nonsense etc. I had lost confidence and generally wasn't coping with life too well. I wanted to learn to be on my own comfortably & have the confidence to make positive changes in my life.
I found counselling incredibly helpful in many ways. I needed a calm place in which I could explore difficult feelings & Helene created a neutral, non-judgemental environment where I could explore any thoughts or feelings and learn to notice & understand patterns I had developed through my life. Helene was calm and thoughtful & gently helped me in the direction of a better self-realisation.
I now understand myself better & can make confident decisions without judging myself too harshly. I have since changed my career, bought my own flat & learnt to let go of other people’s issues instead of carrying the burden with me. Most importantly I have now created a method of learning how to just observe my life & myself uncritically and understand how to trust my instinct and be more calm. RH
Counselling Therapy Can Help You Find Your WayWorking with a counsellor or therapist, in couples counselling or individual therapy, you can:
. Recognise the strength you've had to get you this far
. . . . and discover new ways of encountering your present difficulties
. Be more accepting of yourself and your feelings
. Learn more about yourself and what you want out of life
. Discover the choices you have available to you . . . and the inner strength to make them
I have more than 20 years experience of working therapeutically with adults and children, individuals, couples and groups, working privately and with organisations. I hold qualifications as a counsellor, person-centred couple counsellor, counselling supervisor and group facilitator. I am accredited by the National Counselling Society and on their counsellor register. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Click here to find out more.
Relationship Counselling & Counselling for Life Changes with Helene Baker
- counsellor West Hampstead, North West London & surrounding areas
My counselling practice is based in West Hampstead and is close to Brondesbury Park, Hampstead, Queens Park, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park, Finchley Road, Kensal Rise, Cricklewood, Golders Green, Kilburn, Maida Vale and Camden and within easy reach of all areas of North London and North West London.
I had no emotional certainty about anyone – not my wife or my new love. Only for my child, which in turn brought on acute sudden depressions. This feeling was accentuated by the emerging sense that not just the present, but also the past, were troubling me and that this past had much to do with the current inability to see anything clearly. As I described it to Helene at the time, it was like trying to find a way through a very dense forest. I couldn’t see the wood for the trees…
This year of support with Helene has been immensely and profoundly helpful, enriching and rewarding. I have learned much about myself – my strengths as well as my emotional frailties, and have sensed the development of a more mature inner self. I have come to terms with much about my personal history, and found myself far less angry about things that would have caused anxiety in the quite recent past. I have found a way to comprehend my feelings, live more truly in the present, and appreciate the healing and considerational qualities of time, which I now believe offers many answers, if we’re prepared to listen to its deeper and largely unseen rhythms.
What I felt was given to me slowly over the year, which I described to Helene, was an ‘emotional toolkit’. I realized that positive change is not about being some new kind of improved super-person, but about living with and listening to all parts of oneself – the good and the bad, the light and the dark. This has allowed me to experience a deeper inner calm, a more realistic positivity & has opened my eyes to a renewed creative direction.
Learn more about what Counselling in North West London can offer and Who I Work With by clicking here or to find out What Is The Next Step? for booking a session click here