Helen Payne | Accredited Counsellor | Guildford | NCPS

Helen Payne

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-04710

Location: Guildford


I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working with adults and teenagers from 12 years upwards. Having worked in Secondary schools for many years, both teaching and offering counselling support, I have particular experience supporting teenagers through the many challenges they might face including anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, eating disorders, self-harm, bullying, family issues and suicidal ideation.

I offer a safe, calm and confidential space to explore your presenting issues and help you express your emotions without judgement, working at a pace that is right for you to find new ways to move forward and improve your life.

My approach is Integrative in that I use a number of recognised methodologies in order to best meet your needs. These include Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Hypnotherapy

I offer brief counselling and longer term therapy. I have full professional indemnity insurance and I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate. I also have comprehensive safeguarding and child protection training. As an accredited member of the National Counselling Society I adhere to their ethical framework. I undertake regular supervision to ensure professional and ethical practice.

The quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is central to the process of healing. By providing an empathic presence and developing trust, I will help you gain a deeper understanding of how your past experiences and present choices might be impacting your current situation.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling level 5
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 4
    Youth Mental Health First Aider
    Aim Award Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Post-Graduate Diploma in Education
    BA Hons Degree in Drama and Education
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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