Helen Damon: Integrative Psychologist, London, WC1B London, EC4N
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Dr Helen Damon

Integrative psychologist
London WC1B , London EC4N
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About Me

Hello, I'm Helen (she/her). I'm a Counselling Psychologist with over ten years' clinical experience. I'm registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I'm a member of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I've worked in the NHS; in academia, including as a Lecturer on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University London and as an External Examiner for courses at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; and in the charitable sector. In addition to my private practice, I offer clinical and academic supervision to Counselling Psychology doctoral students, review journal articles for Counselling Psychology Review and Counselling Psychology Quarterly, and collaborate with Lecturers in Science Education at King’s College London to conduct research and training on promoting wellbeing. 

 

In my private practice, I offer weekly sessions to individuals in person in Central London, in rooms on Bloomsbury Street (near Tottenham Court Road) and Queen Victoria Street (near Mansion House and Bank), and online via Zoom. I work with an extensive range of psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship problems, abuse and historical abuse, stress, and more. I'm particularly experienced in working with existential issues - relating to the nature of being human and the meaning of (one's own) life; issues relating to personal identity and values, life transitions, and self-esteem; and death, dying, bereavement and all forms of loss, including infertility and pregnancy loss. I've worked in specialised NHS adult and child bereavement services and in hospitals with people who have life-limiting and terminal conditions, and I've been interviewed by The Observer national newspaper as a specialist in this field.

As a Counselling Psychologist, I practise pluralistically: I'm trained in several forms of therapy, including person-centred, existential-phenomenological, psychodynamic and CBT, and I believe that no one therapeutic approach is best suited to all people at all times. Rather, I'll collaborate with you, encouraging and responding to your feedback, to tailor our way of working together to ensure it best meets your unique therapeutic needs, goals, and preferences.

By engaging in therapy, you're making a significant investment in yourself. As such, it's important that you take the time you need to find the right therapist for you. As your therapist, I'll meet you, where you are and as you are, with empathy, warmth, and the utmost respect. Together, we'll work to explore, and develop an in-depth understanding of, the issues you've brought to therapy in the context of your life as a whole, focusing on identifying and unpacking unhelpful patterns, themes, and critical experiences. From this understanding of yourself, and yourself in relation to others, the world, the past, and the future, we'll work to identify, and to support you in enacting, new ways of being and relating that will enable you to live your life in a way that best fulfils you and accords with your personal values and aspirations. 

If you think I may be the right therapist for you at this time, please email me so that we can arrange a free 30-minute Zoom call to discuss the possibility of working together. This call will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have about therapy, and an opportunity to start to think about whether you'd like to go on to arrange a first therapy session with me. 

I look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you.

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Locations

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30 Bloomsbury Street
London
London
WC1B 3QJ

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49 Queen Victoria Street
London
London
EC4N 4SA

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Bereavement
Cultural issues
Depression
Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Social communication
Sexual abuse
Childhood difficulties
Finding meaning
Self-esteem
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

On video
In person

Client groups

Adult

Fees

I offer a free 30-minute Zoom call to potential new clients. 

 

My fee is £85 per session (50 minutes). 

 

I have some lower-fee sessions available for anyone unable to afford the standard fee; please email me to discuss this.

 

Please note that I currently have no availability for insurance-funded clients or trainee therapeutic practitioners requiring sessions as part of their training. 

 

 

Training and qualifications

·      DPsych Counselling Psychology – Regent’s University London

·      MA Play Therapy (Distinction) – The University of Roehampton

·      WPF Therapy Certificate in CBT Skills – WPF Therapy

·      Intensive Filial Therapy Training Programme – The Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center

·      BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st) – The Open University

·      BA (Hons) Classics (2:1) – The University of Oxford

 

·      Coordinating Supervisor Skills (Part One) – The British Psychological Society (BPS)

·      Supervision Skills Certificate – The British Psychological Society (BPS)

 

·      Moving Your Practice Online – Online Therapy Institute

 

·      Suicide Awareness and Prevention – The Maytree Centre

·      Bereavement Training – Barts Health NHS Trust

·      Death and Dying (Distinction) – The Open University

Verified professional membership

British Psychological Society HCPC (Counselling Psychologist)