The aim is to work with you to make positive change. Specialising in Psychological Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Stress related issues, Helen offers a professional counselling psychotherapy service, with an individualised approach. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, working collaboratively to explore and understand your problems and applying the approach which best meets your needs. Everyone's journey is different and the "same hat doesn't fit everyone". However Helen believes anyone can find the "right tools" for them. Whether it's Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Schema work, Solution Focussed Therapy, Compassion or Mindfulness or an evolving combination, Helen's aim is to bring a sense of hope and a belief in your ability to adapt, to make change, to make a difference in your life and to live the best life you can.
Helen will have a brief telephone consultation with you, to take down a few details, to give a brief outline of the problem you are seeking help for and consider the appropriateness of therapy. There is no charge for this.
Your initial assessment is 60 minutes. This may sound like a long time but many people are surprised by how quickly it goes. You don't need to worry about what to talk about or where to start. Helen will support you through the initial appointment by asking some questions which help her to begin to understand what the issues are and identify with you what you would like to achieve from therapy. Helen aims to make you feel comfortable to share information and understands it can feel strange if you aren't used to talking about personal things to others (please also read our confidentiality policy)
Follow-up sessions are usually 50-60 minutes dependent on therapy approach e.g. some EMDR sessions may sometimes be 90 minute sessions. However this will be agreed between yourself and Helen after your initial assessment
Helen understands the sensitivity of some of the details that you may wish to disclose. Your information is treated with the highest regard and confidentiality in accordance with professional bodies. This and any limitations will be discussed with you at your first session. You will be asked to fill in some questionnaires and forms at your first session, these and any other records will be dealt with in accordance with professional regulations & guidelines and in compliance with the data protection act. Helen will be happy to share these with you at anytime. Helen does not routinely write to client's GPs however if you wish her write to your GP about something specific please discuss this with her. No extra charge is made for this.
Helen is registered with the ICO - the Information Commissioners Office and has privacy and data protection policies in place which you can view here
No drop-in available - by appointment only.
At The Stable Room, a peaceful setting in Colchester - 5A The Stream, Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HT (close to what was Clarice House, now Bannatynes Health Club)
At The Silver Street Clinic and Mindfulness Centre, 21A High Street Maldon situated above Thomas Cook travel agents, nearest parking White Horse Lane Carpark
During lockdown we were able to continue to successfully use Zoom video sessions for clients' therapy. This will now continue to be an available option. It allows those clients who are unable to attend face to face sessions for various reasons, to continue to receive the support and to facilitate the change they are looking for. Whether they are shielding, have moved or live further away or perhaps are away on business but still want to be able to have their session, video link has proved to be a helpful way of connecting and maintaining continuity with therapy.
Fees for psychological therapy sessions may vary depending on approach required, however most clients are likely to be charged £70 for routine appointments. The first appointment fee regardless of therapy approach is £80.
Please discuss the cost of your treatment at the time of booking.
Payment is due at each session in cash or by BACS payment (preferred). We are now also able to accept debit/credit card payments
Due to the nature of how appointments are booked in therapy, cancellations at short notice tend not to be re-filled, however unfortunately business overheads still apply. For this reason CBT Hathi Therapies has had to make the decision to make a charge if an appointment is cancelled or rearranged with less than 48 hrs notice.
The following scale applies to all appointments:
- 48 hours or less, 25% of the therapy session fee
- 24 hours or less, 50% of the therapy session fee
- Same day or "No show", 100% of the therapy session fee
Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions about this please discuss this with the therapist.
Please Note: we do currently have COVID-19 policies in place, which may impact on this
(From 1st September 2020)
Postal enquiries to:
CBT Hathi Therapies, The Stable Rooms
5A Kingsford Business Centre
Full insurances, Enhance DRB check, Professional registration, Qualifications/Certificates and Confidentiality policy available at request
IMPORTANT: This service does NOT offer a crisis or out-of-hours service. If you require immediate attention because you have thoughts of harming yourself or others in any way please call your GP for an urgent appointment as soon as possible / call or contact the Samaritans on 116 123 (you do not need to feel suicidal to call them - you may just need someone to talk to) OR take yourself immediately to A&E where they can put you in touch with your local crisis team - remember you are as unique and as important as the next person - make that call - ask for support.