HY Counselling

Helen Young BSc (Hons), MSc, DipHE, MBACP, MBPsS

A path leading along the sea cliffs

About Me

I gained a Bachelor of Science with Honours First Class in Psychology at Coventry University which sparked my initial fascination about the human mind and with the application of psychological principles and techniques.

I also achieved a Master’s of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology with a distinction at Staffordshire University. I am specifically interested in the positive effects that sport and exercise can have towards an individuals’ emotional wellbeing. I also explored how the social identity approach to leadership can be used to enhance group functioning within sport and exercise settings.

Completing the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling specifically developed my counselling approach that focuses upon relationships, raw experiences, the context, the here and now, unfinished business and creativity.

I have worked within more than one counselling agency including a generic counselling agency and an agency specialising within autism.

Being a mother to two beautiful children has meant that I have experienced first-hand and can relate, to a number of issues surrounding conception, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.

I have worked within a sports development setting as a regional manager, giving me experience of working at middle management level and of working within a national not for profit organisation.

I am an autism ambassador and subscribe to the scheme’s ethos of “improving the outcomes for individuals with autism”.  I also believe that my familial experiences of autism and neurodiversity means that I can work and relate well to autistic and neurodivergent people and their families.