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”By exploring and understanding the origins and the potency of (the forces that reside in the depths of our soul) we not only become much better able to cope with them, but also gain a much deeper and more compassionate understanding of our fellow man"

Bruno Bettleheim


People come to counselling for many reasons, a few of which are outlined here.  We all experience difficulties in our lives from time to time.  Some people come for help with a current crisis such as a bereavement, or a relationship breakdown. Others come because they have a sense of unease or confusion, or they notice a pattern of behaviour that keeps repeating itself and they want to think about this.  Some come for help with specific conditions such as anxiety or depression. Some want to make changes in their lives or come because something has happened to them and they haven't reacted as they thought they might.  Counselling can help us to make sense of our lives and increase our understanding of ourselves and others.  This can lead to change and a greater sense of wellbeing over time.

Why Counselling
Helen Lowe Counselling in Beaconsfield
About Me


MBACP (reg.) Dip, Adv. Dip. (Registered Member 374308)


I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor working in Beaconsfield. I work with adults and young people (16 yrs +) and offer both short term counselling and longer term, open ended therapy.


I work from a psychodynamic perspective.  This way of working acknowledges that our lives may be impacted by past experiences as well as our present circumstances.  


What this means is that I will listen without judgement to your thoughts and feelings, make links between them, offer observations and ask questions. This will feel different to talking to a friend, colleague or family member and you will have the opportunity to voice a range of ideas in a safe, confidential and compassionate environment. 


Things can then be understood in new ways, providing relief from distress, and the opportunity for personal development and change.


Calm Sea | Helen Lowe Counselling in Beaconsfield


I completed a five year postgraduate training accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation, St Albans 

Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling

I am currently undertaking a three year Core Training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with 



ISTDP is a unique form of psychotherapy that addresses a wide range of emotional difficulties. It has a strong research and evidence base and is specifically designed to resolve many difficulties including anxiety, depression, somatic symptoms and self sabotaging behaviours.  ISTDP sessions are 50 or 90 minutes long and are offered fortnightly or by arrangement. Please enquire about fees. 

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their codes of ethics and best practice.  I attend several conferences and additional training seminars each year in line with the requirements of the BACP. I have a current enhanced DBS certificate and full professional indemnity. I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.  I am a member of the IEDTA.

I currently work in private practice in Buckinghamshire and at Watford Women's Centre

 I previously worked for Time to Talk (counselling both adults and younger people) for two years.

 I am a member of the Chiltern Counsellors Network. 

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