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Therapist Helen Hazell-English
Qualifications and Experience

I trained at The Minster Centre in London, a leading integrative psychotherapy and counselling training institute.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited, validated by Middlesex University)

  • Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

  • My ongoing professional development includes training on working with trauma, shame, perinatal mental health and supporting parents after baby loss.


In addition to my private practice I have worked in an NHS-funded bereavement service and a low-cost counselling service.  


I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online, and abide by their high professional standards and ethical codes.

About me

I am a qualified experienced counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  When I had my first child I became interested in the psychological transition into motherhood.  I saw lots of baby classes advertised, but nothing aimed at mums who wanted to be explicitly supported in their personal development.  There is still a taboo against mothers having ambivalent feelings about mothering, despite it being absolutely normal.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I am influenced by a range of psychotherapy theories and techniques and tailor my approach to each client.  I believe that you are the expert in your life.  My role is to provide a warm non-judgemental relationship which helps you to be yourself, as together we explore what is troubling you and how to feel better.


I value the diversity of minds, bodies and families and work in an LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity-affirming way.

I believe that children should be seen and heard, and that raising them is very hard, very important work.


Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is the main factor in successful therapy, so a good place to start is to arrange a free no-obligation chat, and see how it feels to talk to me.  

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