Helen Bowes, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Helen Bowes

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Helen Bowes, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Helen Bowes

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My Approach

I am trained as an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, which means I draw on a range of theories and concepts in our work together. Underpinning my work is my belief that we have a human desire to feel whole and connected, with ourselves and with others. Part of our work will be to explore those parts of your experience that may prevent you feeling this way.

Central to our work together will be my endeavour to understand you and your world as you experience it, and help you gain an understanding of yourself, which will enable you to make the changes you seek.

I am open to exploring any issue that you bring to counselling.

I will:
Listen to you in order to understand your experience of the world.
Provide the opportunity to form a therapeutic relationship in which you feel safe to explore aspects of yourself and your relationships which may not be safe to talk or think about in other parts of your life.
Encourage discussion of our relationship, to check in on how you are experiencing the process, but also to help us unravel what might be happening in other relationships and areas of your life.
Work creatively with, and remain open to, what emerges in our sessions.

Trust and safety are essential to this process, and I work with honesty and openness, both to your experience and about mine in our work together.

You are welcome to contact me by email if you have any questions or would like to set up an initial appointment ( bowes.hl@googlemail.com )

About Me

I have a special interest in relational counselling; helping individuals gain insight into the role relationships play in shaping their daily experience, and how problems and issues we have can impact on relationships, with others and ourselves.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have worked for both MIND and St Barnabas Counselling Centre, from which I gained experience working with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, unresolved trauma and identity. I have an Advanced Diploma and BSC in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a background in education. Before becoming a counsellor, I spent 16 years as a teacher in secondary school settings.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy


39 Exchange Street
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College (PCIPC)
Helen Bowes

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