Helena Marsh believes in the transformational power of therapeutic talk and the therapeutic relationship. In order to facilitate this she offers a warm, genuine, non-judgemental environment in which the client is the expert, can talk honestly in a non-directed way and be truly heard. By focusing on the ‘here and now’ the therapy hour becomes a microcosm of the client’s life and reflects their mode of relating to self and others both past and present. This can help the client explore, sit with and understand feelings that in turn leads to deeper self-awareness and acceptance. Ultimately the personal growth in therapy enables the client to ‘become who they are’.
Helena comes from an Arts background and has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She understands how the creative act can be a way to unravel emotional pain and lead the individual to be conscious of their own authentic selves and true potential. She sees the same capacity in the work done during her sessions and views it as a collaborative, creative process of self-discovery; a way to empower the client to take responsibility for their own personal wellbeing. Helena has volunteered within the third sector in both group work and a peer mentoring capacity.
Helena is a Person-Centred Counsellor and as a member of the BACP, abides by their ethical framework and code of professional conduct. She is studying for her Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and holds a post with The Awareness Centre’s NHS Counselling Service in Lambeth working in a GP surgery with NHS patients.