My name is Helen Clarke, I’m a qualified therapist providing counselling in person and online.
I provide a safe space for adults to talk, to process difficult feelings & experience resilience in their minds and bodies.
As a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, Accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), my practice has been assessed and has met the BACP’s higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
I work with individuals and couples. We may work online via Zoom, or face to face in Middleton-on-Sea.
My World View
I value kindness, autonomy, connection, compassion and relationship. I believe that people can be empowered to thrive after life events have adversely impacted them. Above all, I believe that when we feel healthy, resilient and connected, the world becomes a safer place.
Taking the first step to contact a therapist can feel daunting, so we can take things at a pace that suits you. We may exchange emails or you can contact me by phone. We can arrange to speak (free of charge) for about 20-30 minutes. Initially, we’ll establish if I am the right counsellor for you. If I’m not, I will signpost you to someone that is better suited to help.
Assessment Session: 50 minutes – £25
50 Minutes – £60 (In person or via Zoom) – Concessionary rates available
90 minutes – £100 (In person only)
Sessions take place at my practice room in Middleton-on-Sea
Assessment Session: 60 minutes – £25 per person
Couples sessions last 60 minutes and cost £85
A Safe Space – A Listening Space
Counselling is a talking therapy. A counsellor will not impose their opinion or advice and therapy is not like a chat with a mate. As a profession we help our clients to understand themselves better and find healthy coping mechanisms.
In other words, together we work towards you experiencing life in greater balance.
Painful events in life result in feelings such as grief, anxiety, shame, guilt, anger, fear and sadness, which can feel overwhelming at times.
Maybe you have no one to talk to, even people with supportive family and friends can find it difficult to talk to loved ones and can feel isolated. Some people experience physical symptoms such as palpitations, sleep issues, panic attack, chronic pain, stress headaches or signs they associate with stress, anxiety or grief.
I listen without judgement, will help you to regulate your feelings and physical sensations and provide a space where you can feel healthy and well grounded. I have an experiential approach – This means we pay attention to physical sensations and outcomes, as well as talking about thoughts, feelings and memories.
I work with clients by Zoom (Online video service) and face to face. Walk & talk therapy on the beach may be an option for clients who prefer to work in a natural environment.
My office in Middleton-on-Sea is within 20 minutes of Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Yapton, Barnham and surrounding villages. There is free off-road parking at my home office.
If you want to work in a safe space, with a qualified counsellor, you can find my contact details using this link: Contact Me
A client’s perspective of therapy
“I felt so safe talking to Helen. Her warmth and genuine care shone through. I have taken lots of notes of the ‘nuggets’ that came out of our sessions and will refer back to them in the future if I feel I am going off track. I really can’t thank Helen enough for helping me transition to a much better place. “