Helen Neale Massey
Helen provides a warm, secure, and non-judgmental environment in which clients can speak freely about the issues that are affecting them. By providing this support and by listening with empathy, clients can explore their feelings at their own pace, following the path that feels most natural for them, to find a sense of wellbeing and redefined purpose.
Helen works with an integrative model, which means she draws on different theoretical approaches according to her client’s needs. The Psychodynamic approach involves exploring childhood – how the past affects the present – and how attachment styles impact on current relationships. The Humanistic approach explores how we can gain acceptance and live life more fully. She also draws on Gestalt, exploring the behaviour and internal struggles of life and Transactional Analysis, enabling clients to explore their family of origin and the messages they received from their family.
Helen trained as an actor, work which involved a process of self discovery. From this, she realised the benefit she felt from connecting with her true self. This experience is something that she has brought to her counselling work, staying with her client moment-to-moment, encouraging them to speak from the heart, so that they too can find that release. Helen received her degree in Psychology in 2014 and is currently studying for a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She is a graduate member of the BPS and a student member of the BACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Tooting.