Helen Skene (BACP Registered)
Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Washbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk

Covid-19 - I am currently offering reduced fees to Key Workers and others
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Experiencing increased anxiety during the Corona outbreak is normal. However, this can be reduced by limiting your exposure to virus related media. Try to build structure into your day if you are housebound, such as creating a timetable for showers, meals, work, creative activities, information updates, remote contact with friends, family and colleagues. Free guided meditations, available on YouTube and Headspace, can ease anxiety and help induce sleep for a busy mind. Try to look for any benefits in your new situation - such as time for reading, music, crafts, exercise etc. Make use of technology to contact friends and family remotely. If you are able to offer help to others, do so. I am offering telephone sessions, emails, Skype and WhatsApp video calls during these unusual times. Text or call 07877 639462 or email helen@suffolk-counselling.org for more information.
Kindest regards, Helen

01473 730305
07877 639462

Fully qualified, insured and CRB cleared. 30 years experience as a therapist working in Suffolk.



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SERVICES (Please scroll down)

  1. Asking for help
    It can be difficult to ask for help, but you've got this far, so drop me a line, text or call and together we'll find a positive outcome to your problems.
  2. Your room or mine
    I work from a private consultation room on the outskirts of Ipswich. If you find it difficult to leave your home I can come to you. All I ask is that the environment is quiet and comfortable.
  3. Prices per session
    Individual counselling £40. Couple counselling £55. For mobile visits add £2 per mile from IP8. The first meeting, an initial consultation, is £20. Payments can be made by cash or bank transfer.
  4. Times of sessions
    Sessions are one hour and are held at the same time and day on a weekly basis where possible.
  5. Counselling contract
    We can discuss this on our first meeting when I will talk to you about my confidentiality, ethics, payment, bookings and cancellation policies. If we decide to work together this will ensure there are safe and clear boundaries.
  6. How many sessions
    I will initially offer six sessions. If longer term or open ended therapy is required this can be accommodated. The aim is to work as quickly as we can and as slowly as we need to.