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Ms Helen Drake

Counselling, Psychotherapy

 

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COVID-19

This healthcare professional let us know that they are currently:

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  • Available for:
    • Phone consultations
    • Video consultations

Last updated: 18 Sep 2020

Specialises in

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

About Me ...

Hello. I'm Helen, I'm an experienced, UKCP Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist. Since 1998, I have been working in private practice in Chiswick, West London, W4 for over twenty years and see clients on an open-ended or time-limited basis, depending on what you want help with. I work face to face and also have a lot of experience working successfully over secure digital platforms which means that I can and do regularly offer psychotherapy and counselling with people around the country and internationally. During these Covid-19 times, being able to access quality, reliable psychotherapy and counselling support at such a challenging time, has for many, been particularly important and valuable.

In addition to my experience as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have a lot of experience as a Trainer and Consultant and regularly lead groups for those interested in personal development. All our training programmes are face to face and generally held in and around West London, W4.

Prior to becoming a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have a successful background of 20 years experience in corporate senior management roles in the UK and internationally.

I work with a very wide range of issues though frequently find myself working with trauma and in helping clients experiencing difficulties with:

Addiction
Anxiety
Depression
Low Self Esteem
Panic
Stress
Relationships and
Uncomfortable feelings

About my Availability
I am available to work with individual adults in my private practice and offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy.

I also welcome clients insured through BUPA.

About My Approach
My approach is primarily humanistic though I am trained in a number of different modalities. This enables me to draw from the therapeutic approaches best suited to address your problems and to tailor counseling and psychotherapy to your particular needs. This means, I may use a reflective talking therapy approach including deep listening, open exploration, inter-active engagement and respectful challenge in order to help you understand how painful feelings in the present may have their roots in the past. In order to help you change your feelings, I may then use a more process, goal oriented approach, switching to pro-active techniques including possibly CBT, hypnotherapy & NLP amongst others, if appropriate.

I also work with and through the body and are respectful of how the body can have a language of it’s own, often expressed in tensions, bodily symptoms and sensations and how, when listened to with the right kind of attention, stories of loss, pain and disconnection can gently reveal themselves.

No matter what painful struggles, problems and difficulties you may be experiencing, my job as a counsellor and psychotherapist is to help awaken, foster, nourish and support the goodness and gifts that lie within each of my clients and to find ways to connect with what it means to live a truly worthwhile, meaningful, wholesome life. In summary, to help you to remember who you really are and why you’re here.

About my Location
My face to face practice is located in Chiswick, W4, within easy walking distance of Gunnersbury Tube Station, Kew Bridge Overground Station, Kew Gardens and close to the M4, A4 & M3. On street parking is generally available.
I also offer sessions over secure digital platforms, particularly during these Covid-19 times.

I see clients locally from areas such as Acton, Brentford, Chiswick, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Hammersmith, Hayes, Heathrow, Notting Hill, Shepherd’s Bush. I also see clients from different parts of North, South & East London. Often I see people from as far afield as Oxford, Reading, Bristol, Windor, Maidenhead & Kent & internationally.

Areas of interest

I work primarily with adults over 18 one to one either face to face or via secure digital platforms. Typically, I work with the following issues:

Addiction
Adoption
Alcohol Use
Anger Management
Anxiety
Behavioural Issues
Bereavement
Chronic Illness
Chronic Pain
Codependency
Coping Skills
Depression
Developmental Disorders
Drug Abuse
Eating Disorders
Gambling
Hoarding
Infertility
Infidelity
Internet Addiction
Life Coaching
Life Transitions
Low Self Esteem
Marital and Premarital
Pain Management
Panic
Relationship Issues
Self-Harming
Sexual Abuse
Sleep or Insomnia
Stress
Trauma and PTSD
Uncomfortable feelings

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