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Emotional Respite Disability and Illness Counselling Service - Helen Rutherford MBACP

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Emotional Respite was founded by Helen Rutherford in 2014 to provide specialist support to individuals affected by disabilities. Support through diagnosis, illness, accidents resulting in injury and everyday living - not only the individual but also their family, partners and carers.




Telephone  PHONE 07809877360


Helen works in a variety of mediums to make this service more accessible. Online counselling is offered by video conferencing, audio, instant chat or e-mail. Telephone Counselling is offered to UK residents only. A face to face service is available in Newcastle Upon Tyne.


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Example of Rates

Face to face counselling -  £40 per hour.
Online video/audio counselling -  £40 per hour.
Instant Chat - £30 per hour.
E-mail - £25 per exchange approximately 1000 words.
Telephone counselling  - £40 per hour.  (For anyone within the UK).

Discounts available for block bookings or those on low incomes. Please enquire.



Level 6 Counselling Supervision
2013 BACP Certificate of Proficiency
BA Hons in Counselling 2:1
Foundation Degree in Counselling with commendation                     
HEFC in Psychology                               
Level 3 in Counselling
Counselling level 2                                                     
Counselling level 1  

Additional Skills/Qualifications/Training
The Bigger Picture Disability Course
Online Counselling Skills Certificate
Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence who have a Learning Disability
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Working with Metaphor
Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
Making Endings
Helping Children tell their Stories




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