Helen Payne-Kumar – Biography

Helen is a professionally trained and qualified Integrative Counsellor working with adults, children (8+), young people and families.  Helen is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is bound by their Professional Code of Ethics and professional practice.  She is enhanced DBS checked and sees clients either online or in person at her tranquil SFM offices based in Pewsey, Wiltshire.

Helen’s Work History

In 2009 See For Miles Ltd was formed in partnership with Geoff Miles.   Offering a professional counselling, psychotherapy service which encapsulates counselling and therapy for individuals, couples, and families, and professional training for practitioners, supervision and staff support.

Helen’s integrative framework to working with her clients allows for a sensitive, gentle approach tailored to each client and their individual needs.  Offering a relaxed environment which allows the client to truly be themselves, in a non judgmental, safe haven whereby they feel held and accepted.  Allowing them to start their journey into counselling, and the self discovery which accompanies it, “one step at a time” and at a manageable pace.  If clients are agreeable Helen may work with her Therapy Dog present.

Before retraining as an Integrative Counsellor, Helen’s background was in Business Development.  Working in a diverse mix of sectors internationally and in the UK, ranging from multinationals to Small & Medium Enterprises.   This experience highlighted the importance of mental health, resilience and wellbeing in and out of the workplace.

Alongside her therapeutic practice Helen’s  experience is also applied, to write and develop training courses and publications for SFM in the private and public sectors and for practitioners wanting to develop their skills further, to a standard of excellence expected in the Counselling and Psychotherapy professions today.

Training & qualifications
  • Certificate, Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma, Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders (NCS Accredited)
  • Couples Counselling Diploma
  • Animal Assisted Therapy


Geoff Miles