Helen Payne-Kumar – Biography

Helen is a professionally trained and qualified Integrative Counsellor working with adults, children, 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 at her SFM offices based in Pewsey, Wiltshire.

Helen’s Work History

Helen’s integrative framework to working with her clients allows for a sensitive, gentle approach tailored to each client and their individual needs.  Offering an environment which allows the client to truly be themselves, in a non judgmental, safe haven whereby they feel held and accepted.  Therefore, 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.

With a background in Business Studies, the main focus of her career has been in business development. Helen has worked in a diverse mix of sectors internationally and in the UK, ranging from multinationals to Small & Medium Enterprises.

With this background she is well suited to understand the diverse needs through these times. This experience is also applied, to write and develop training courses and publications for SFM and 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.

Training & qualifications
  • Certificate, Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma, Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • Tavistock Certificate in Attachments


Geoff Miles