We all respond differently to the pressures we encounter in our lives. How well you feel mentally, physically and emotionally are, in some part, due to your current thought processes and belief structures. These, in part, are due to the experiences you have had over your life, with a particular emphasis on your childhood years. The type of emotional support you had when you were growing up will have largely helped shape who you are as an adult today. If you were fortunate enough to have a stable, loving and well adapted family around you as you developed, the chances are that you will now have a stronger emotional resilience than if you had to endure emotional, physical or mental distress. Either way there are times when any of us may feel low, over-anxious, confused, lost, angry or overwhelmingly sad. At times like these it can be very helpful to have the support and expertise of a highly trained practitioner to help you find your way.
Helen will help you assess which sort of counselling or therapy might be best suitable for you and give you the information that you need to make decisions about which way you would like take your counselling. She offers integrative counselling, which can help you focus on any aspect of your life you want to work on, and will talk to you about whether a therapy such as EMDR might be beneficial for you. She will also help refer you to other respected practitioners if you would like further help. Helen is warm, calm, supportive, attentive and caring, and encourages an open and honest relationship in the work. All counselling is kept strictly confidential*.
Confidentially may be broken if it is deemed that you represent a serious risk of harm to yourself or others, and any such breaches of confidentiality will be discussed with you prior to disclosure.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and is an effective and fast therapy used for treating disturbing memories, belief systems and behavioural patterns.
It is commonly used to help alleviate:
The therapy involves having some form of bilateral stimulation by a process such as tapping or watching an object being moved across your line of vision. This is done whilst focusing on the issues you are addressing, and the mind naturally brings up deep-seated memories and emotions that are then reprocessed to allow healing.
Initial Session fees are on a sliding scale according to household income
50 minute session £50- £80
Follow ups 120 minutes £75-£120
BSc(hons), EMDR Dip, CThA
Helen Lickerish has a profound knowledge of how mental health, trauma and dual diagnosis affects people's lives.
She is a Reiki Master, Feng Shui Practitioner and EMDR therapist, specializing in helping rebuild lives that have been shattered by trauma, distress and illness. With over 20 years of experience of helping people overcome their difficulties in residential care and supported housing, she is skilled in responding to all the challenges that addiction, phobias and severe anxiety presents. She can quickly help you assess what is needed in your situation and offers EMDR to help alleviate trauma and destructive thoughts, memories and beliefs.