Helen Lord

I am a person centred counsellor with experience of working with adults, children and young people. I have considerable experience of working with people who self-harm and experience feelings of low self worth and self-esteem.

Life can be hard; as human beings we are challenged by events and experiences which can leave us feeling vulnerable, frustrated, angry, sad, anxious or depressed. Trying to make sense of what is happening or what has happened in our lives can feel confusing and at times overwhelming.

My role is to support your personal exploration and discovery in a safe and entirely non-judgemental way. I won’t give advice or tell you what to do but I can help you to consider different options, make choices, help rediscover your identity and ultimately learn to accept yourself as you are and to live more at peace with yourself and others. I will help you work towards finding an understanding of what has or is still happening to you and how this is affecting you and your relationships with others.

“Peace – it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” (Unknown)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working in a wide range of settings including a women’s charity, which aims to transform the lives of girls, women and their families in overcoming disadvantage, inequality, poverty and abuse. I have also worked in primary and secondary schools for the last ten years supporting children and young people through current and historical trauma, developing resilience and encouraging potential which may have become lost along the way.

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; I am also trained in coaching and mentoring. I am currently researching and developing a cyber counselling opportunity for individuals who are unable to travel or prefer virtual communication.