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Dr Helen Gibson

UKCP and ACPP accredited Core Process Psychotherapist​ 


Helensburgh and surrounding areas (Dumbarton/Lomond/Glasgow) and online counselling​


mobile: 07704365847​​​

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About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a talking therapy, where the emphasis is on compassionate listening and understanding what has happened to you rather than trying to diagnose what is wrong with you. It can help you express your feelings in a safe and supportive environment, gain deeper insight into the issues you face and find better ways of coping with feelings and fears.  The type of psychotherapy that I am trained in is Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP), which is a mindfulness based therapy. I can help with anxiety and panic, feelings that you can't cope, depression, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.

I also have some special interests and additional training in:

Pregnancy and Childbirth related issues: anxiety about pregnancy, labour, postnatal mood changes and depression, difficulty coping with a new baby, pregnancy loss.

Health-related Issues: coping with a new diagnosis, chronic illness, medical treatment, working in the NHS

Spirituality: spiritual related difficulties including difficulties in relationship with the divine/sacred and spiritual crisis/spiritual emergency. 



The relationship between the therapist and client is very important to the success of the therapy and so I offer a first free appointment so that we can both see whether I am the right therapist for you. If we go ahead, sessions are weekly and last an hour. My standard rate is £60 per hour. 

I work with people over the age of 18. I work in person from Helensburgh. I also offer online (Zoom) sessions. 

I have regular supervision and follow the Karuna Institute Code of Ethics. I am fully insured and GDPR registered. I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and  the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP). I have completed online counselling training approved by National Counselling Society and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.



I am a Core Process Psychotherapist. I trained at the Karuna Institute and have a Master's degree in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice. I work privately face to face in Helensburgh and online offering short term counselling and longer term depth psychotherapy. I am also a facilitator for the organisation Safely Held Spaces, supporting family members of people experiencing extreme emotional distress and altered states/psychosis. 

Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a Consultant Paediatrician and worked in the NHS for 30 years. Burnout and bereavement took me into personal therapy, which was transformative and led me to training in a second career. I remain passionate about how our pre-/perinatal and early experiences continue to impact us throughout our lives. I volunteer at the Bluebell Perinatal Service in Glasgow and am a certified APPPAH Pre and Perinatal Psychology Educator. I am also a Foundation for Infant Loss Training Accredited Practitioner.


I  have a fascination with how spirituality expresses itself in our lives, whether in a formal tradition or not, including spiritual crisis/emergency. I have had a Buddhist meditation practice for over 10 years and have completed foundation training in Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga). I am also a trained Ignatian spiritual director working with people on an ongoing basis or during shorter retreats. 

I enjoy exploring life creatively and imaginally through nature, writing, art and photography. 



tel. no: 07704365847

(email or text contact preferred)

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