My name is Dr Helen Gowling. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist who also has a diagnosis of ADHD. I have a passion for helping people overcome their difficulties and reconnect with their strengths.
Life can sometimes be very challenging, and I recognise that sometimes we can end up feeling a bit stuck and unsure how to move forward or make changes. In my role I work with individuals to develop a shared understanding of what might be contributing to any difficulties and how they might be addressed. My goal is to help you understand yourself on a deeper level and develop the skills that will help you manage some of the difficulties life can throw at us.
I have worked in the NHS since 2014 and currently work in a specialist autism team in a charity offering diagnostic assessments and post diagnostic support. I have experience working with adults, children, and young people with a range of complex mental health difficulties as well as experience working with long-term health conditions such as chronic pain and stroke. The models I work with in my practice are integrative, drawing on a range of evidence-based theories including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. My work is also informed by Attachment Theory and Systemic Therapy.
I currently offer a free 30-minute telephone or video consultation which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions as well as working out what your hopes would be from therapy.
I see people face to face in West Yorkshire and offer remote sessions for people who live across the UK.
Erin Stevens http://www.erinstevens.co.uk
I’m Erin, I’m an autistic therapist, in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and online, and I am a co-founder of ANDT. Working with neurodivergent people has become an accidental specialism for me – it just seems to have happened this way, and I’m happy it has.
At the core of my practice is the philosophy that the therapy is a collaborative endeavour, and your views and needs are crucial in shaping how we work together. I will always be as clear as I can about what I do, and why, and I always welcome questions about my work.
Your whole self is welcome in therapy with me – neurodivergent clients often need to move around, stim, fiddle, or sit somewhere different – all of this is fine, and I invite discussion about anything you might need from me to make therapy more accessible to you.
I have significant experience of working with people who have experienced harmful and/or abusive previous therapy; if this is the case for you, I will work to create the space for you to explore your experiences in whatever way works best for you. More information about how I work with people who have been harmed in therapy is available here.
My practice is currently full and operating a waiting list.
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who’s distress or anxiety or sadness didn’t make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special but we have in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I am neurodivergent and there is a significant level of neurodivergence in my family. I work online and by phone as well as face to face from premises in Ilkley.