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Helen Carnell

Child, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Reiki and Rahanni Healer and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

Welcome. It is a pleasure to meet you. I am qualified as a Child, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Reiki and Rahanni Healer and EFT Practitioner. 

I began working life as a partner and graphic designer in a family print business. In 2000, I decided to change direction. Whilst I loved the graphic design and the creativity of the print industry, I felt drawn to train as a psychotherapist/counsellor. At the same time, I also reconnected to my spirituality and began attending courses in spiritual healing and other alternative therapies. The beauty of life is that sometimes, a set of synchronistic events can lead us to re-discover our unique gifts and potential. There are intuitive and mindful occurrences that awaken us and guide us to take a different path. 

From 2007, I worked for many years as a child, and adolescent counsellor in primary and secondary schools, supervised counsellors, networked and trained professionals, and co-ordinated/developed a children’s and young people’s bereavement service in a local hospice. Alongside my roles, I also worked as an alternative therapist using ancient techniques such as reiki and spiritual healing.  

Events in 2012, led me to take a break from working life and after rediscovering myself in a new way, I returned to working life. I now teach accredited counselling courses, mental health awareness courses and modules for teaching staff for Essex County Council Adult Education in centres across Essex. In addition, I work as a counsellor/psychotherapist in primary and secondary schools with children and young people and I also have my private practice. Within private practice, I am open to working holistically and tailoring the therapy according to individual needs.  

I work ethically, spontaneously, and intuitively and have professional and life experience that I believe helps me to connect with individuals in a unique and compassionate approach. I am a fully registered and qualified BACP accredited counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor, and can work within a range of areas related to psychological health, wellness, and personal and spiritual development. I am committed to equality and fair and inclusive practice. 

Through face-to-face, telephone or technological platforms such as Zoom I supply a safe space for individuals to talk, play and be heard – enabling individuals to reconnect to their higher wisdom, and unique and beautiful selves, wherein individuals can rediscover their true potential and wisdom. I am fully committed to offering a service that is welcoming, warm, supportive, and inclusive. 

At times when life becomes challenging, it can be helpful to have someone walk alongside even if only for a brief time. As the famous poet George Elliott says: 

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”

Personal Statement
“Transform into the uniqueness of you.”

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 psychotherapist, healer and facilitate mindfulness and 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

BA (Hons.) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Reiki 1, 2, 3 and Master

Rahanni Healing

EFT Level 1 and 2


Chelmsford, Essex
Phone Number
+44 7753 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