Welcome to my page and since you found your way here, I expect you are struggling with something that you think counselling may be able to help you with.  Well done on taking the first step to seeking some support with your difficulty/difficulties, I appreciate that this may be a challenging time for you, and I would like to commend you on your courage in reaching out in search of support. 

About me

Hello, my name is Helen Brightwell.  I am a down to earth, easy going and a natural people person. I am passionate about counselling, mental health and relationships. I have experience in counselling a range of difficulties on both a long- and short-term basis with a variety of clients.  Prior to embarking on my private practice journey I counselled in a college and a voluntary organisation with clients dealing with complex challenges. I have experience of training students in counselling at Advanced Diploma Level 4 and currently train student counsellors, as the lead trainer, on Levels 2 and 3. I also have specialist training on working with gambling addictions.  Additionally, I have experience in working closely with adults with learning difficulties. I am focused and dedicated to the counselling field and fascinated by the progress that I see in my personal client work, it is such an honour to witness the progress and healing that my clients experience throughout our work together.  This is one of the aspects that drive my dedication to you.  I am interested in you as a unique individual and all the experiences which have contributed to forming the person you are today.  I truly believe that the right counselling relationship can enable positive changes in an individual’s life.

I am an experienced Clinical Counselling Supervisor and offer supervision to trainee counsellors and qualified counsellors too. I facilitate Continuous Professional Development Workshops for anyone in the helping field on relevant and important mental health and psychotherapeutic topics.

I hold a current DBS and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere fully to its ethical code. 

When you are in psychological distress and someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good!

Carl Rogers