Before her counselling and psychotherapy training in TA, Helen was a GP for 24 years as both a Partner and a salaried doctor. She was also a Tutor at Brighton University Medical School, helping medical students to apply theoretical knowledge to the patient experience and running multidisciplinary training in pregnancy loss and neonatal death. She completed her Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training after developing an interest in mental health and wellbeing and the part they play in illness behaviour.
Helen is a GP Mentor for Health Education England, supporting medical colleagues with the challenges of today’s healthcare system. She is passionate about maximising the effectiveness of the consultation process for both doctors and patients, using Transactional Analysis to improve relationships both within and across disciplines, including the field of mental health.
In addition to her medical work, Helen is a trainer and a qualified coach. She loves to facilitate group learning, where everyone is a contributor and participator in the learning process. In addition to her role with Connexus, she is currently in private practice, offering counselling and psychotherapy in East Sussex.