A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and
challenges in your life
Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Helen Benson and I am a qualified and accredited counsellor / psychotherapist with over 15 years' of clinical experience providing both short and long-term therapy to adults (aged 18+). If you are having difficulties with an area of your life or feel overwhelmed and troubled by certain thoughts, feelings and emotions, then talking things through with an experienced therapist can be extremely helpful. I will work with you to explore the problems you are experiencing and together we can make sense of your difficulties in a way that can lead to fresh perspectives, insight and understanding - and ultimately helping you to gain an increased sense of coping, relating and emotional well-being.
I work with people of all genders and from all walks of life who come to me with a diverse range of problems. I am accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work to a set of standards and ethics to provide a quality assured service.
What sort of issues can counselling help with?
People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are just a few of the more common difficulties that I support people with through counselling:
Low confidence /self-esteem
Grief, loss or bereavement
Trauma and PTSD
Rape and sexual abuse
Issues relating to sexuality
Difficulties at work / retirement
Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. It is not always easy to share our difficulties with family or friends and often more helpful to talk to someone outside of our every day life. I work from a designated therapy room at the rear of my home which provides a safe, comfortable and private space to shut out the external world and focus on your internal world. For many, it is a positive and powerful healing experience.
Counselling provides a safe and private space where you can explore and express what is troubling you in confidence. My approach is one of understanding and empathy - and without judgement.
Trouble with a relationship, anxiety, work stress or a bereavement - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to resolve alone. Counselling provides the space to share, explore and resolve what is troubling you.
Working together I can help you gain greater insight and understanding into the challenges you are facing, help you identify better ways to cope and move towards overcoming those difficulties to live a better quality of life
Counselling sessions are for one hour (on a weekly or fortnightly basis) at a cost of £50 per hour.
Your first session will be an Initial Assessment which is an important part of counselling and provides a personalised framework for a clear and focused way for us to work together in the sessions. The Assessment is for one hour and is £50. I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer.
I aim to be flexible and provide appointments across both day-times and evenings, however this is subject to availability.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss my current availability.
I work from a designated therapy room at the rear of my home located in LE12, which is in a tranquil village setting on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire border. It is 15 mins from Loughborough and Melton Mowbray, 15 mins from the M1 (J24) and 20 mins from Nottingham Showcase Cinema. There is space for parking on the driveway. Alternatively there is public transport from Loughborough and Melton Mowbray.
In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone and online sessions via Zoom. (This way of working is especially helpful if you live outside the local area and would like to access the service).