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“I have always been inspired by how psychology and therapy, through evidence-based models, can have a positive influence on people's lives; moreover, how counselling psychology can help to find the way to a more meaningful and valued life even when struggling with difficult emotions, feelings, and thoughts.”

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My work involves the psychological assessment and treatment of clients of all ages, mainly adults, presenting with a range of psychological needs, often of a complex nature. 

I particularly value the inclusion of evidence-based third-wave cognitive behavioural therapies as the main therapeutic model at CPG, and enjoy working within such a highly qualified team.  

Helena has expertise in working with many psychological issues, including: substance misuse; personality disorders; dual diagnosis; anxiety; depression; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); low self-esteem; relationship difficulties; pain management; career dissatisfaction; and work-related stress. 

Helena uses mindfulness-based contextual behavioural therapies in her practice. She has advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).

Helena has worked in addiction recovery and, in addition to her role at City Psychology Group, she is currently an Associate Professor in Psychology at San Antonio University, Murcia.

Helena Colodro and Joe Oliver, The ACT Therapist Guide to Self Care. Contextual Consulting. London, 2018 

Colodro, H., Godoy-Izquierdo, D., & Godoy, J. (2010). Coping self-efficacy in a community-based sample of women and men from the United Kingdom: The impact of sex and health status. Behavioral Medicine36(1), 12-23. 

Colodro, H., López-Chicheri, I. (2016) The barriers of the therapist in ACT and FAP: a pilot study. Ist Spanish Congress of Contextual Science. Madrid, Spain, 

 
 
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