Helen Crooks MBACP Dip Couns
Helen is a qualified, highly competent and very sought-after Counsellor, who is currently working with children, young people and young adults within school, agency and Private Practice settings. She integrates CBT and Psychodynamic approaches into her Client Centred work, as appropriate to the client and their presenting issue.
As well as being qualified, Helen is NSPCC trained in Child protection and is appropriately DBS certificated. She is also a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and attends regular workshops and training to inform and supplement her practice.
Helen is a certified Suicide Counsellor and Trainer and has worked with diverse presenting issues including suicide and suicidal feelings, eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia), and self harm, children who have lived with domestic violence, voice hearers and diagnosed mental health issues including Anxiety, Depression, OCD and Border Personality Disorder.
She has also worked closely with the SENCO with clients who have complex diagnoses such as ADHD, ADD, ASD, dyslexia as well as other learning difficulties. Physical, Sexual and Emotional abuse as well as Bereavement, Loss and Perfectionism have also featured in her case load as has Bullying, Exam Stress and Relationship Issues which are a big part of school and work life for children and young adults.
Helen has been counselling young people for a number of years and has extensive experience working with diverse issues, challenges and increased expectations placed on young people and adults in the ever-changing world of today.
Helen’s training can aid academic progress by identifying ‘blocks’ to learning in order for clients to focus on the solutions that allow them to achieve their goals and increase their well being and happiness: she feels a counselling relationship can give a young person the confidence to approach teachers and other adults with the difficulties they may be having in lessons and otherwise.
She is passionate about allowing young people a voice whilst offering them autonomy and empathy within the safety of a therapeutic relationship. . She believes this ethos is particularly important within her modality of a person- centred approach as it allows the individual to focus on realizing and reaching their full potential.
Her approach is that sessions should progress at a pace the client feels comfortable with.
Helen offers: Face to Face, Skype, Telephone and Online Counselling.