Helen Weighell

Psychotherapist, London
  • Supervision
  • Grief & Loss
  • Crisis & Trauma
£80 /Session

My Approach

My approach is integrative, meaning I have been trained in a range of different theories and that I adapt my clinical responses to each individual case. This flexible way of working is respectful of diversity and difference and ensures acute attention is paid to the particular unique character...
My approach is integrative, meaning I have been trained in a range of different theories and that I adapt my clinical responses to each individual case. This flexible way of working is respectful of diversity and difference and ensures acute attention is paid to the particular unique character of the individual.The main theories I integrate in my practice are: Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA), and Psychodynamic theories, particularly Attachment and Jungian Psychology.

I also consider myself a 'Relational' psychotherapist. This means that along with the issues you bring to explore in therapy, I am interested in, and pay attention to, the relationship between us and the way you relate to yourself. This provides valuable insight, often bringing unconscious patterns into awareness so they can be understood and challenged.

My training took place at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), where the use of creativity as a therapeutic tool, is also taught. I find the understanding of creative expression and the use of the creative interventions can provide powerful insights, and some people find it easier to express themselves this way.
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About Helen

Before training to be a psychotherapist, I worked with international students in Higher Education. My interest in student welfare and cultural diversity ultimately led me train as a psychotherapist, initially embarking on a counselling course in 2001. I remain linked to HE working as a student...
Before training to be a psychotherapist, I worked with international students in Higher Education. My interest in student welfare and cultural diversity ultimately led me train as a psychotherapist, initially embarking on a counselling course in 2001. I remain linked to HE working as a student counsellor for EUSA as part of my private practice. I also deliver Mental Health Awareness trainings for staff working in the HE sector.
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Education

UKCP reg. Certificate of Proficiency (BACP) MBACP Integrative Supervision training (CPPD - awaiting award) Practitioner Certificate in Addictions and Eating Disorders (Metanoia Institute) MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education) Certificate in Creative Group Work (IATE) Certificate in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts (IATE) Diploma in Counselling Skills & Perspectives (University of North London)

Experience

My experience includes working for charities, education institutions and in the NHS, offering both in time-limited (focused, short-term) and long-term, open ended work.

I have an established private practice at Stillpoint London, and in Walthamstow. I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.

In addition to my clinical practice, I’m a primary tutor on the Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programme at Metanoia Institute.

23 Clerkenwell Close
EC1R 0AA London