Helen trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK, and is an accredited professional member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysis (CPJA).
My work with clients draws on the understanding and practice of analytical psychology and psychoanalysis. It is a psychotherapeutic process which increases awareness of our inner world and how our past relationships influence our present experiences. It aims for a deep-seated change in often unconsciously based emotional difficulties, in order to alleviate distress as well as symptoms whilst also bringing a greater sense of fulfilment to many seeking more meaning in their lives.
As part of my clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the UK I worked as a psychotherapist within both NHS Community Mental Health Trusts as well as Secondary NHS Mental Health Services, seeing a range of outpatients experiencing moderate to severe mental health needs. I also worked as a play therapist with children within a primary school setting in Kent.
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I have worked with clients seeking therapy for a wide range of difficulties including PTSD, stress and burnout, obsessive compulsive behaviours and thoughts, panic and anxiety, depression, psych-somatic conditions, relationship difficulties, experiences linked to autistic spectrum disorder, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, sexual abuse, feelings of meaninglessness, dissatisfaction with work, anger, transitional life experiences (job loss, divorce, empty nest etc…) . Following my clinical training and accreditation in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I continue to develop my professional understanding (see trainings below), this allows me to offer an integrated psychotherapeutic approach tailored to the wide variety of my clients’ experiences and needs.
My qualifications in Psychology & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Professional Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (DPsych)
Master of Clinical Sciences in Psychanalytic Psychotherapy (MClinSci)
Master of Science in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MSc)
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (BSc Hons)
Further professional trainings completed:
Post-Qualifying Level Training ‘Understanding and Working with Trauma’.
Post-Qualifying Level Training ‘Teaching Clients to use Mindfulness Skills’.
Post-Qualifying Level Certificate ‘CBT and Hypnosis for Stress Management’.
Post-Qualifying Level ‘Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy’.
Post-Qualifying Level Training ‘Creative Arts Therapy’.
Post-Qualifying Level Training ‘Psycho-Drama’
mBit Coach Certification
UK professional bodies that I am registered with and accredited by :
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysis (CPJA)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Play Therapy UK (PTUK)
Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research Ltd. (CPS&R)
Centre for Stress Management
HeartMath Institute UK
I am a Swiss/British national and work in both English and French.
Rates 120 CHF per 50-minute session Concessionary rates available Sessions via Skype and telephone are also available.
Cancellation/rescheduling 24 hours’ notice or full fee is charged