Experience & Qualifications

Experience and qualifications

Professional qualifications:

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills


I am an experienced qualified counsellor, providing confidential, short and longer term one-to-one counselling for individuals. I have experience in various settings, with a range of different presentations. I have worked with the charity Place2Be as a School Counsellor, and as a volunteer counsellor at West London Centre for Counselling, where I currently still volunteer.

Helena McKinnon integrative therapist

I have worked for over 15 years in the public sector, focusing for the last five years on tackling violence against women and girls. Gaining personal experience of therapy initiated my counselling training in 2017. Having been on my own counselling journey I know how valuable counselling can be and am passionate about utilising my experience and skills to help others.

BACP Membership

I am aregistered member of the BACP which means that I meet their quality standardsfor training and practice and abide by their Ethical Framework, ensuring that Iwork with professionalism and integrity. This also means I commit to continuingprofessional development (CPD) through attending courses and keeping up to datewith counselling research.

BACP registered Twickenham

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. Please email via info@alderbeckcounselling.co.uk.

This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07876745071 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

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