HELEN LICKERISH

MBACP, AICTP, PGDip Int Counselling and Coaching, BSc(Hons)Biology/Physiology, Dip Trauma, EMDR.

I am a therapeutic coach with a broad experience of working with client's very different needs and desires. 


Initially I worked within the mental health field; managing care homes and supported housing schemes designed to help people improve and integrate emotional, mental and practice aspects of their lives. Depression, anxiety, addiction, psychosis and OCD were, sadly, very common symptoms of the struggle many had to fit in to expected "norms" of society today, and often the result of difficult and traumatic upbringings. This led me to a desire to deepen my understanding of the causes of distress and anxiety, and I  trained in Trauma Therapy and  EMDR (eye movement, desensitisation and reprocessing), which helps the body and mind release long-held trauma responses. I set up my own private practice, in central London and Dorset, specialising in helping people suffering with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.


I believe that everyone has great potential within them, and yet when this is not fulfilled it can create a sense of dissatisfaction, frustration, anger, depression, anxiety or low-confidence. This can have  a significant impact upon their ability to perform and succeed in the work environment.  Training in a new model of integrated counselling and coaching has enabled me to work effectively with those who want to change either inner or outer aspects of their lives; whether they want to focus on aspects of their professional or private lives. Changing a behaviour or developing a skill/aptitude will have a correspondence to changing an inner thinking pattern or belief system. I have found that working on both levels produces a more effective and integrated change in a person.


I have trained in mediation and yoga in India, Germany and England, and use the techniques with clients when they find it helpful.  Working in this way with the body and mind together has a direct and positive influence on our ability to maintain physical, emotional and mental health and helps induce a clarity of mind.


I am also a Practitioner of Feng Shui, which holds the same principles of the intimate relationship between the inner and outer worlds- the conscious and unconscious, and the world of quantum and molecular physics. 


Changes can be made by thought and action.