From Pain to Peace

Freedom and Connection

Testimonials - Adults

"Having been diagnosed with complex trauma and PTSD, I experienced many different modalities and therapies, but it wasn’t until embarking on Human Given's Counselling with Helen, that I felt my triggers were finally abated. I feel calmer, lighter, more solid and grounded in myself for the first time in years. I am so grateful for the work we have done together and the amazing results."

Female - 50's


"I have suffered from low self esteem and anxiety all my life, I thought I was an unworthy person and unhappiness was my destiny. Helen was amazing from the first meeting, always attentive, never judgmental and incredibly supportive. She was so understanding and honest with me, she created a comfortable environment in which I felt safe to share my deep-seated beliefs, no matter how irrational. Every time we meet we built on previous sessions. Her expertise and knowledge is phenomenal, as was her ability to fully understand my anxieties and needs, and her ability to remember things I said even months ago. She was incredibly intuitive and the therapy was so attuned to my needs and facilitated diminishing old entrenched memories and unhelpful patterns of thoughts & beliefs. I can honestly say my recovery has been so much more than I could ever imagine... I feel like I have a second chance in life. Helen has faith in me and has literally helped turn my life around by regaining confidence in myself. I can not thank her enough. On reflection I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support. One amazing lady."

Female - 50 yrs


"I've had a few different types of therapy over the course of many years, but none that have had the effect that having Human Givens therapy with Helen has had on me. I feel such a positive change in my mind set, so much clearer, lighter, confident in my choices & empowered to just be me! It's helped me to really let go & move past trauma that has held me back for most of my adult life & I feel so relieved & free. Helen is gentle in her approach, so warm & kind hearted. She is exceptionally knowledgeable & totally professional at all times. She has such a wonderful energy about her which immediately puts you at ease. In short Helen helped me get over some of the toughest experiences I never thought I would."

DG


"I have been seeing Helen for ongoing counselling sessions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression over the past year on a regular basis. Helen’s gentle approach has supported and helped me to overcome so many obstacles that had been holding me back. Helen taught me to trust my inner guidance, and through the use of the amazing techniques she uses has supported and released me from past repeating patterns. I have even overcome my fears of driving longer distances and actually drove to Wales. Helen is a gentle soul, full of kindness, empathy and knowledge."

Female - 55 yrs


"I went to see Helen because I was feeling pretty darned depressed. I was tired, had no real motivation to do anything and could feel my health, physical and emotional, spiralling down. Now when I look back, I can’t believe that was me. Seeing Helen regularly has been quite simply life changing. I have a completely different outlook on things. I have lost weight, am feeling energised and retraining. In a nutshell, I feel like me again. What a relief."

Peter - Hastings


"When I went to see Helen I had been struggling with stress and was keen to learn what I could do to avoid more in future. Helen has a lovely manner, taking care to question, listen and enquire. She made insightful suggestions and observations which gave me a new viewpoint and different perspectives. Helen guided me through a wonderful visualisation at the end, using information from my life to make it relevant and personal - she even sent it to me afterwards to use at home. Brilliant! Amazing what a difference one session has made to my continued ability to better handle stress"

E Bridge


"Despite being on anti-depressants for over ten years when I couldn’t even feel any joy at my own daughter’s wedding, I knew I needed more than just tablets. I am so, so grateful to have met Helen. I am now off my anti-depressants and feel joyful again. Helen gave me the space, time and support to talk and explore what was really going on with no judgement. Over the weeks, we looked at all aspects of my life. I have changed my diet and started new hobbies. I genuinely look and feel better then I have in the last ten years. It feels like my life is just beginning again"

KH


Testimonials

"Having been diagnosed with complex trauma and PTSD, I experienced many different modalities and therapies, but it wasn’t until embarking on Human Given's Counselling with Helen, that I felt my triggers were finally abated. I feel calmer, lighter, more solid and grounded in myself for the first time in years. I am so grateful for the work we have done together and the amazing results."

Female - 50's

"I have suffered from low self esteem and anxiety all my life, I thought I was an unworthy person and unhappiness was my destiny. Helen was amazing from the first meeting, always attentive, never judgmental and incredibly supportive. She was so understanding and honest with me, she created a comfortable environment in which I felt safe to share my deep-seated beliefs, no matter how irrational. Every time we meet we built on previous sessions. Her expertise and knowledge is phenomenal, as was her ability to fully understand my anxieties and needs, and her ability to remember things I said even months ago. She was incredibly intuitive and the therapy was so attuned to my needs and facilitated diminishing old entrenched memories and unhelpful patterns of thoughts & beliefs. I can honestly say my recovery has been so much more than I could ever imagine... I feel like I have a second chance in life. Helen has faith in me and has literally helped turn my life around by regaining confidence in myself. I can not thank her enough. On reflection I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support. One amazing lady."

Female - 50 yrs

"I can't begin to thank you for the help you have given us. We just had no idea how to help our child access and start to understand or regulate his emotions, nothing we had tried had helped until you started working with him. It has given him and us some handholds up the rock face!

There seems in general to be so much emphasis on 'making' children conform and so little on helping them understand how. Children are just children. They are not broken and don't need 'fixing', they need help in understanding who they are and how they can relate to the world. You have given him such a wonderful start, and his growing confidence and enjoyment in his sessions has been so lovely to watch.

At the beginning, you told me you weren't an ASD specialist and I said I didn't need one, I wanted someone to see and work with my child, not his diagnosis. You have certainly done that and its been amazing.

I am very very sure we will be back, either with X when the next phase of life proves too confusing for him, or with one of my other gloriously different children who all need a bit of help negotiating the world, but make it a better place.
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Mother of a 9 yr old

"Helen has been working with my son on his needle phobia in order for him to receive life-extending treatment. Before she met him, he would hide in the house before his transfusions, he was so afraid to go, and fought even the smallest medical intervention from wearing a plaster to using an ice pack. Now he goes to his transfusions with confidence and a range of tools he uses to help him with the experience of having a cannula put in each month.
Helen is patient, positive and understanding as well as being highly knowledgeable. She knows how to get the best from our son, and has a wonderfully creative approach to his therapy, which he always looks forward to.
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"Helen ran a workshop about 'Touch' for our local PA (Personal Assistant) organisation. Helen's presentation was crammed full of great information including a demonstration of her massage of hands technique. We were swiftly moved onto the next section where we paired up within the group in order to put into practise our learning on how to give and receive a lovely hand massage. If you want to understand more about the power and importance of touch or if you are in a caring profession/carer then I highly recommend getting in touch with Helen who will gently and gracefully guide you along the path."

T Hughes

"Thank you so much Helen. I had a wonderful day learning Therapeutic Touch and Hand Massage for the Elderly. The theory of human touch and its chemistry was educational, enlightening and powerful. I am a qualified massage therapist practising aromatherapy, reflexology and head massage and although I know about benefits of massage, the knowledge and research Helen has about this subject really set the day off to a profound start. I found the massage routine a joy and easy to learn and is wonderfully relaxing. I cannot wait to practice this with the elderly in the care homes I visit. They will love it!"

Karen Beard