Helen Key Counselling

Helen Key
Counsellor in Calne

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor in private practice working in Calne using a Person-Centred approach with touches of other related therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Transactional Analysis (TA). This integrative framework and my experiential training enable me to work in a way appropriate to your needs and covering a wide range of issues.

Confidential, non-judgemental, and down-to-earth, I will aim to develop a supportive relationship with you, where you feel safe to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing and to be yourself.

Background & Counselling Qualifications

I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor and Senior Accredited registrant of The National Counselling Society (NCPS). I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment; a space to explore difficulties and find resolutions. As a registered member of the BACP and NCS, I am bound by their codes of Ethics and Practice. I am also a member of the BACP Private Practice division and an affiliate member of the National Centre for Eating Disorders.

My original diploma was a level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling qualification in 2008 and has been added to over the years with an advanced diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders and an advanced level diploma in Relational Supervision.

Personal and professional development helps me manage my own learning and growth throughout my career. It keeps skills and knowledge up to date and ensures I practice safely and legally. Some of the other training I have undertaken has been in working online, mindfulness, dissociative disorder, working with anxiety, trauma, obsessions, and narcissism. There have many other things too in the last 15 years!

My Specialisms

I have a particular interest in substance dependency and eating disorders and was employed in the field of addiction for many years. I am experienced in helping people with a wide range of difficulties, some of which include -

• Support for eating disorders - Binge eating, Failed dieting, Food cravings, Bulimia, and Anorexia
• Alcohol and drug misuse and addiction
• Trying to manage a relationship difficulty with a partner, parent, or child
• Experiencing anxiety or panic attacks
• Self-esteem issues or a lack of confidence
• Feeling stressed
• Suffering from depression

Approach to Counselling & How I Work

Contrary to what many people think, the role of a counsellor is not to give advice.

I will help you question the way you look at things and the way you behave or react to situations and people. I can also help you to develop new strategies for dealing with your situation.

I will do this by getting to know you, developing an understanding of your circumstances, listening to what you have to say, and offering support and insight.

I work with adults and young adults aged over 16 years old offering long-term open-ended support and short interventions for an agreed time, offering a place to take some time out to explore thoughts and feelings, feel supported and listened to, and understand any conflict in your life.

Counselling can help resolve difficulties by developing awareness and understanding, opening up new creative possibilities, and making change possible.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling Online/Telephone £50 per 50 minutes
Counselling In Person £50 per 50 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £30 per 30 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £50 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online/Telephone £50 per 50 minutes