Helen Frissen CBT Therapist and Mental Health Practitioner

Helen Frissen Mental Health Practitioner and CBT Therapist

"I take a holistic approach when working with young people and families. I value each person as an individual and adapt sessions to suit a person's individual needs"

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Helen Frissen is passionate about mental health, wellbeing, movement and mediation. She qualified as a Mental Health Practitioner in 2010. A main focus of her work has been within inpatient services implementing recovery programmes and interventions to people with enduring and chronic mental health problems. She understands the complexities of mental wellbeing and the importance of taking responsibility for both physical and mental health.


Helen is a CBT therapist accredited by the BABCP. Helen has a holistic approach to her work, valuing each person as an individual and adapting sessions to best suit their needs. Helen trained as an adult and children’s yoga guide in 2016 which deepened her understanding of the physiological impact of stress on the body. This allows her to combine this knowledge with the use of evidence-based interventions for different disorders. She enjoys working with both young people and families, drawing on her person-centred therapeutic approach.

Helen has an interest in systemic working and has worked in various fields of the NHS including CAMHS, adolescent inpatient, looked after children and secure inpatient and community teams. In addition, she has worked in social services within learning disabilities and with a domestic abuse voluntary organisation both in schools and in refuges with children and families.

Helen holds a membership with the BABCP, has indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.

Areas of expertise:

  • Anxiety – panic, social anxiety, OCD, generalised anxiety and worry, phobias, PTSD
  • Depression – low mood, self-harm, identity
  • Neurodivergent young people – Autism and ADHD
  • meditation
  • Eating difficulties
  • CBT, DBT and systemic approaches
  • working with trauma and family difficulties/difficult dynamics, parenting