Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Helen Wilson Evans
Relationship and Family Counselling
Grief and Loss
I am a Client-Centred counsellor/psychotherapist with 19 years experience of working with individuals, couples, youth, aged, children, families through many life transitions. I believe that everyone has a right to be heard and listened to with respect.
At a very early age I was interested in people and would sit quietly watching. I was fascinated by people’s life stories. I began to notice that significant experiences people related went along with distinct body reactions. From that I became interested in feelings that are held in the body. I could see links between emotionally charged issues, illness& dysfunction. Alternatively there was an aliveness in good feelings associated with laughter, love, intimacy, self esteem.
I have always been passionate about guiding and supporting others because I get to see how people change, become more confident, develop self-esteem and resolve difficult and painful challenges or situations in their lives, or come to terms with significant loss. I always feel honoured and immensely privileged to be a part of that process.
An interest in eating healthy as a teenager then further developed my being a little fanatical (so my children tell me) about what I fed to my children. A couple of my children had allergies. My adult children have said their memory of me was reading food codes in the supermarket and only giving them binkers (lollies with no preservatives and colouring)
The interest in emotions and feelings led me to training in Sandplay facilitation, Emotionally focused Therapy, Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Mindfulness. I now work with helping people become aware of feeling and emotion in their body, empower them to manage these feelings, and create fuller, more productive lives, attuned to those around them.
Wellness , longevity and emotional health interests have combined in later life, leading me to healthy eating. I have explored many receipes and grow my own food.
My philosophy is that we are all unique. We are the true experts on what is best for ourselves. I believe we can all be trusted to find our own way through our challenges, anxieties and life crises. With someone genuine to validate what really is important to us in our situation…… in the now, the way becomes lot clearer.