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"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."   Carl Rogers

Helen Drysdale Dip.Couns, RMBACP
Counsellor and EI Development Facilitator

I am an experienced Therapeutic Counsellor offering confidential counselling and emotional intelligence development in Farnham, Surrey. I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and have been a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Registered) since 2008 and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am qualified to administer the JCA Emotional Intelligence Profiling tool (EIP) and have spent a large part of my career working in both large corporate businesses and small creative companies, so I understand the problems that can arise in organisations of all sizes. I have regular supervision, undertake continuous professional development (CPD)

and am fully insured.

As well as my private counselling practice, I provide counselling for NHS patients through the IAPT Service

via The Eaves in partnership with NHS Surrey and Borders Trust. I also work as an external Specialist Mentor delivering support to university students with a broad spectrum of mental health issues.  


Approach:


I took an integrative route to my counselling qualification to enable me to have the tools to use the approach that best meets an individual’s needs. For example, I might use a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with someone who is suffering from anxiety – this approach can help turn irrational thoughts into rational ones. If I’m working with someone who has low self-esteem, I might work in a psychodynamic way with them – looking at how their past experiences (including experiences during childhood) could be affecting them in the here and now. In most cases, I’ll use a mix of these and others and in all client work, I maintain an underlying person-centred approach (or humanistic approach) – enabling the client to feel heard, understood and valued.


Qualifications:


CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative Route (Level 4) 2008
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)
CPCAB Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-02)
Accredited to administer the JCA Emotional Intelligence Profile tool (EIP)


Please contact me to arrange a no-obligation discussion.