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Helen Carnell

Child, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor & Psychotherapist & Supervisor / Trainer / Reiki Master / EFT Practitioner / Mindfulness and Meditation Group Facilitator

I began working life working as a partner and graphic designer in a family print business.  In 2000, synchronistic events led me to a career change and I was drawn to learn a spiritual healing course with National Federation of Spiritual Healing.  The practices resonated within me, as since childhood I always felt that I was aware of something beyond what I could see, hear and feel. In 2001, I began training as a counsellor and psychotherapist completing the journey by 2005.

Since qualifying, I have worked as a psychodynamic child and adolescent counsellor in primary, secondary schools and agencies.  I have networked, liaised and trained adults and professionals supporting children and young people. For over 7 years I was responsible for co-ordinating and developing a children and young people’s bereavement service in a local hospice.  This involved managing a team of staff, counsellors and volunteers providing 1 to 1 counselling, group work and training with children, young people, families and professionals pre and post bereavement.   I currently teach counselling courses (accredited and non accredited), Mindfulness and Meditation and course modules specific to support Mental Health and Wellbeing in children, young people and Adults for Adult Community Learning centres across Essex.

Over the years, I have added to my holistic toolkit by learning Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Reiki Healing, Rahanni Healing, Mindfulness and Meditation. I have professional and life experience that I believe helps me to connect with others in a unique and compassionate understanding.  I maintain my personal and professional wellbeing by attending regular nourishing self care therapies, maintaining continuing  professional development, attending regular supervision and have an open mind to working energetically and holistically.

I am a fully qualified BACP accredited counsellor, supervisor and tutor providing counselling and training to adults, children, young people and professionals.  I work within a range of areas related to trauma, bereavement, mental health, psychological health, wellness, personal and spiritual development.  I have a full Enhanced CRB check, that is updated on a yearly basis.

Through groups and one to one sessions I provide a safe space for individuals to talk, play and be heard – enabling individuals to reconnect to their higher wisdom, inner strength, resilience, resources helping them to reach their true potential. I use a range of skills including creativity, play, counselling, Emotional Freedom Technique, and Mindfulness.  My approach is holistic and tailored to suit individual needs.  I am fully committed to offer a service that is welcoming, warm, supportive and inclusive.  I provide face to face services and online services via Skype.

In addition to the above services I can provide bespoke courses and training to counsellors, adults and professionals supporting children and young people.  I currently run a monthly meditation group that is aimed at bringing people together to connect, feel nourished and nurtured. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to give me a call.  All information that is shared remains confidential and follows the GDPR and Data Protection Act (2018).

At times when life becomes tough, it can be helpful to connect with others or a therapist and work towards wholeness and unity.  If you would like any counselling, training or healing please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation.

Personal Statement

I am passionate about helping others to connect with their true potential and divine spark. Everyone has a unique purpose and we are all inter-connected.  Sometimes perception, experience and life challenges can disconnect us from who we truly are.  Within every person is the ability to re-connect with their true self and discover their own unique gifts and talents.

I am blessed and privileged to walk alongside individuals for a while and I love seeing people develop, grow and transform and reach their true potential.  Within each and every one of us there is peace, tranquility, love and wholeness.  It is our divine purpose to truly be who we were born to be.  Even though we may have a different journey and experience/perceive life differently, we are all one.  By re-connecting to our true selves we can connect with our hearts and become unified and whole enabling us to live a more fulfilled life.

Thank you to everyone who has been and will be a part of my journey.  I am truly grateful to have been a part of your lives and it is a pleasure to provide a holding, safe and nurturing space for your to grow and reconnect with your beauty.

Services / Qualifications

I am a fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  This is an organisation that provides an ethical framework for all counsellors and psychotherapists.  I follow ethical guidelines and attend regular supervision and continuing professional development.  I work within the Equality Act, GDPR and Data Protection Act and all official guidelines for our culture.  I consider it important to be aware of bias and attend regular courses and workshops that explore this in depth.  As I work as a counsellor, healer and facilitate meditation groups, I attend regular  workshops, groups, and retreats as I believe it is important to practice and experience whatever I ask others to participate in, providing a safe and authentic holding space with clear boundaries.

Certificate and Diploma in Adult Counselling

Certificate and Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling

Certificate in Creative Supervision

Diploma in Mindfulness

Currently completing BA (Hons.) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Reiki 1, 2, 3 and Master

Rahanni Healing

EFT Level 1 and 2


Chelmsford, Essex
Phone Number
07753 209982
Email Address

“Open your hands if you want to be held.” Rumi

“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realise.” Thich Nhat Hanh