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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Helen Rooney

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What I Do

I am a very experienced Psychotherapist who offers counselling and Psychotherapy for a wide range of problems, concerns and issues including anxiety, stress, PTSD, trauma, depression, loss, health related issues, chronic pain, disability, relationship problems, fears and more. My comprehensive work experience includes the NHS, Private Practice, Industry, Medicolegal.

As an Accredited BABCP Supervisor, I offer Supervision to Individuals and Groups.


I attend conferences, courses and workshops to continually update my professional development. I have individual, group and peer supervision regularly. Below are my professional qualifications and accreditations.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in EMDR. University of Worcester
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Studies. University of Liverpool
  • Completion of all Three Parts of EMDR Training. University of Birmingham
  • Certificate in Cognitive & Behavioural Theory + Counselling Skills
    Course run by Ken Lewis, founder member of BABCP
  • Diploma in Counselling. University of Liverpool
  • Combined Certificate in Counselling. CSCT
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory. CSCT
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills. CSCT
  • Registered General Nurse up to 2016.


  • EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Art Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Training Module part of MA Studies


  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. EMDR Europe Association
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Accredited Member BABCP
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Accredited Supervisor BABCP
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered (Member Organisation BABCP)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited Counsellor (MBACP)

Therapy Services

I consult in the following areas Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Wrexham.

I have worked in the NHS as a Registered General Nurse before commencing my counselling training in 1992. I gained counselling experience through working in various NHS settings. I have set up, managed and maintained a general counselling service at a NHS General Practice Centre. From 1996 to 1998, I organised, managed and maintained a counselling service for the Hand Unit and the Pain Clinic at a NHS Hospital. I started my private practice in 1997.

I have gained a broad range of counselling experience working with adults, couples and small groups, I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists. I am familiar with brief and long term counselling. Furthermore, I have counselled clients with many different issues, concerns and problems.

I see each client, group as unique, therefore the therapeutic counselling approach depends on the needs, preferences, personality and goals of each client.


Anxiety is a normal, if unpleasant, part of life, and it can affect us all in different ways. Anxiety is something that can persist whether or not the cause is clear to the sufferer.

Depression & Post-Natal depression

If the sad feelings are interfering with your life and don’t go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back, over and over again, it could be a sign that you’re depressed.


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. PTSD can develop immediately or it can occur weeks, months or even years later.

Loss & Grief

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.

Panic Attacks, Fears and Phobias

A panic attack is a rush of intense psychological and physical symptoms. These symptoms of panic can be frightening and happen suddenly, often for no clear reason.

Anger Management

Anger management is training for temper control and is the skill of remaining calm. Therapy will lessen the impact that anger problems are having on the lives of people with anger management issues.


Worrying about your job security can affect your health. There are a number of different emotions you may experience on being made redundant, these include anger, shock, a sense of loss, fear and anxiety.

Relationship and Family Issues

When you are stressed you concentrate on your own situation and forget how it affects your partner and ultimately this could lead to the breakdown of the relationship.

Low Self Esteem

If you have low self-esteem, your beliefs about yourself will often be negative. You will tend to focus on your weaknesses or mistakes that you have made, and may find it hard to recognise the positive parts of your personality.

Stress & Stress Management

The Stress Management Society defines stress as: “a situation where demands on a person exceed that person’s resources or ability to cope”.

Fear OF Flying

When fears (like the fear of flying) become so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your normal life, they’re called phobias. A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger.


Many people assume that agoraphobia is simply a fear of open spaces but it’s more complex than this. A person with agoraphobia may be scared of public transport, supermarkets or leaving the house.


A history of being abused can often be a root cause of emotional and psychological difficulties later in life and can lead to issues with anxiety, self-esteem, anger, depression, blocks to intimacy, or other challenges.

Health Related Issues (anxiety, disability)

People with health related issues people, whether life-long or new-onset in nature, may develop psychological problems related to living with their disability.

Employment Issues

Anxiety, depression and low self-esteem can all be triggered by work related stress, along with physical health problems, relationship issues, sleep loss and feelings of self-doubt and inferiority.

Counselling Skills Training

Training in counselling is much more than gaining a professional and academic qualification. Training to be a counsellor is always a huge personal journey with many challenges bringing much satisfaction.

Pain Management

The goal is to change the way you think about the pain so that you respond better when you have episodes of pain. Therapy focuses on changing your thoughts about the pain and how to cope with it.

Sleep Problems

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy trains people to use techniques that address the cognitive factors associated with sleeplessness and to overcome the negative emotions that accompany being unable to sleep.


For an appointment please use the form below or
Telephone : 07974 725594
(24hr answering service if unavailable)


Counselling Referrals

You are welcome to self refer. Referrals can be made by Health Professionals, Legal Professionals, Companies and Businesses.


What To Expect

During the first counselling session, we assess and evaluate your need for counselling and my ability to help you with your problem.
You can then decide if you want to use my counselling service. If for some reason we decide that I am not the right counsellor, trainer, supervisor, I will try to help you find an appropriate professional.

If you decide to use my counselling service, we may decide on a fixed number of counselling sessions. The therapeutic counselling approach we would use will depend on your needs, preferences, personality and goals. However my main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing EMDR. You may be invited to do some homework, or specific tasks between counselling sessions.

We will frequently review your counselling needs, to find out if counselling is helping you and to establish what further work we can do together.


Length Of Sessions

– Individual Counselling 45 minutes
– Group Counselling 90 minutes
– Organisations and Training To be negotiated



Payment is made at the end of each session. If you are unable to attend for a counselling session and can give at least 48 hours notice, there is no counselling charge.