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Helen Logan, MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a BACP Accredited therapist with over 30 years counselling experience. I work online with clients across the UK and overseas and offer in-person therapy at Midhurst, West Sussex

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Helen Logan


I am a BACP Accredited therapist with over 30 years counselling experience. I work with clients throughout the UK and overseas and conduct in-person sessions at Midhurst, West Sussex. I have had an extremely varied career working in a variety of settings including healthcare services, media organisations, and charitable agencies.

For 12 years I was the behind the scenes psychotherapist on 'This Morning' television programme on ITV and most recently have been working as an addiction therapist for a private healthcare service. I also regularly train other therapists in online and telephone counselling skills and have led training seminars in domestic violence, addiction and stress management.

Should you like to discuss your problem I offer a free telephone consultation in the first instance, so that you can decide whether I might be the right person to help you. You can contact me directly on 07790 670 365. Alternatively, you can access an on line form through the Contact page.

I have a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of problems including:





















There are different reasons why you might wish to seek therapy. Perhaps there's an issue that dates back many years - something that has felt too daunting or painful to address. Possibly, you've tried to push it to the back of your mind and get on with your life but have found that despite your best efforts, the issue keeps getting in the way. You might also worry that talking about it might be like opening Pandora's Box, and that once it is opened you may not be able to close it again. But rest assured sharing the problem can be surprisingly liberating and we will only ever take things at your pace.

Alternatively you may be in the middle of a current crisis and need support to help you to cope and a safe space to explore your feelings around it. You might simply feel you are stuck, or at a crossroads, unsure of how to break the deadlock of a situation or which direction to take. Many people find that therapy enables a deeper understanding of themselves and their life experience. Whilst it doesn't automatically offer all the answers, therapy does provide the foundation from which to move forward.



For a variety of reasons you may prefer to opt for online or telephone counselling instead of face to face therapy. You may have difficulty travelling or need to stay at home. You might work long or inconvenient hours or simply prefer to choose a counsellor who suits your needs rather than lives close by.

I have significant experience in telephone and online counselling, having spoken with many thousands of clients via these mediums throughout the years I have been working as a therapist. I co-deliver regular training seminars to other qualified therapists in effective online and telephone counselling skills and practice.

Telephone and online sessions are 50 minutes.



One of my areas of interest and expertise is the treatment of addiction. During my time working as a therapist I have helped many hundreds of people get clean and/or sober and stay that way. Around 90% of those I have worked with were substance or addictive behaviour-free by the time we had completed therapy. If you have the desire to stop, I can help.

Our work will focus first on understanding where your addiction has come from and what your 'triggers' are that tend to precipitate your use of an addictive substance or behaviour. In conjunction with this I will teach you a range of strategies and exercises to help deal with difficult moments where you may be tempted to re-engage in your old behaviour. Ultimately, you will find you develop a much healthier, and happier approach to living and re-discover a sense of calm and peace of mind.

Help for Family Members: It is often the case that those who are closest to an individual with an addiction problem become depressed or feel powerless to help. They may feel angry or frustrated. Supportive help for those family members or carers can be vital for all involved if progress is to be maintained. I can also help those families where an individual is not willing to acknowledge their problem or seek assistance for it. Guidance can be provided to enable families to help motivate the individual to accept support, or where this isn’t forthcoming, support them through this.




‘Sometimes we all fall into a dark place, that we really don’t want to be, but have no control over. The support I’ve been given has brought me back to be the person I used to be – the person that people recognise again as being my true self. My confidence, sense of humour, motivation and purpose have all returned and without Helen’s support this would not have been possible.’


'The voice of reason and sense through some of my darkest, loneliest and most irrational moments. Patience and understanding in abundance enabled me to be honest about my depression and self harming. Words could never fully encompass my appreciation for the support I have been given. Helen is truly unique and I am grateful for all the time and effort she has invested in me.'


'We are both doing great. Nearly four months for myself without alcohol and three for my husband. Not long ago we were respectively drinking 100 and 180 units a week! We’re delighted and are convinced we wouldn’t have achieved it without Helen’s superb guidance and support.’


‘When I came out of rehab I was really nervous and not sure of myself. When my counselling sessions started with Helen I felt at ease instantly, she was so friendly and I knew that I could tell her anything that was on my mind. She was supportive of all my decisions and never judged me. I have never had a counsellor who was so encouraging and made me feel good about myself. Knowing that Helen was there for me really helped me, even when we didn’t have sessions I knew that if anything was bothering me she’d be there for me to guide me through difficult times.'


'There were a few occasions when I would talk through issues that came up in my life with Helen before I would tell my family, as long as I had Helen’s support I knew it would be ok. Having Helen to talk to, pushed me to move forward with my life, I realised that in order for my life to be different without drugs I would have to take charge of my own life. I believe that my life is as it is now (which is amazing) is due to the aftercare I received when coming out of rehab, I feel so lucky to have had Helen as my counsellor and a part of my recovery.’


'You told me I could stop this addiction and showed me how, when I had no faith in myself. You have helped me to come back to my family and myself and my gratitude for this programme will stay with me for a lifetime.'




First of all, remember that seeing a counsellor doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you. Many people choose to see a counsellor just so they can 'off-load' the events or feelings of the week. Others may bring a specific issue that they need help in understanding or resolving. When thinking about whether you need counselling, it might be helpful to ask yourself a number of questions. If you can answer 'yes' to one or more it may indicate that counselling could help:

This is really dependent on the individual problem(s) and the individual client. Some people bring very specific problems that can be resolved relatively quickly, over the course of a number of sessions. Others may have more deeply entrenched difficulties that date back some years, and these can take longer to work through.

Many people feel that whilst they have resolved the issues that they sought help for, they still value the opportunity to have an hour each week where they can reflect upon their feelings, thoughts and events. The client and I regularly assess progress throughout the sessions, and ultimately it is up to the client to decide how long the counselling will continue for.

I understand that people's schedules are not always the same so I try to be as flexible as possible. Our sessions don't have to be at the same time each week.

Guidelines recommend that in order to practise, counsellors should have completed at least an appropriate diploma. Accreditation/registration with a professional body (e.g. BACP, UKCP) means a counsellor/psychotherapist has satisfied certain rules on training, practice and ethics to gain professional recognition. For example, the BACP's Individual Counsellor Accreditation scheme requires a minimum of:

Yes it is. What is discussed within the counselling sessions stays in the counselling sessions. The only circumstance where confidentiality might be broken is if the client poses a serious risk either to him/herself or someone known to the client. I would always try to discuss the need for a break in confidentiality with the client first and the reasons for this.

Each face to face counselling session lasts for 50 minutes, the so called 'counselling hour'. This is so that if another client is due at the following hour, clients can come and go without having to bump into each other! It also means that I have the time to feel properly refreshed and focused to meet each individual client. Telephone and online counselling sessions are also 50 minutes.