Helen Elliott

Academic Staff & Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Helen Elliott teaches counselling on the joint BA in Psychology and Counselling at BGU. She is nearing completion of her four year Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy, and has been practicing as a counsellor for three years. Helen currently practices at the Leicester Counselling Centre and is a trainee member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Helen also holds an MSc in Forensic Psychology and is an experienced researcher, having worked as a Research Fellow for five years at Nottingham Trent University in the field of forensic psychology. Helen specialised in the evaluation of rehabilitation initiatives for individuals convicted of crime and is interested in continuing her evaluation research in the areas of counselling and forensic psychology. Helen also has an interest in self-care and the importance of this within the helping professions.

Selected Publications

Blagden, N., Elliott, H., & Lievesley, R. (2018). Circles of Support and Accountability, Assisted Desistance and Community Transition. In Sexual Crime and Circles of Support and Accountability (pp. 25-41). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Elliott, H., Hocken, K., Lievesley, R., Blagden, N., Winder, B., & Banyard, P. (2018). Sexual Crime and Circles of Support and Accountability. Palgrave Macmillan.

Lievesley, R., & Elliott, H.J. (2015). Forensic Psychology. In P. Banyard, C. Norman, B. Winder, E. Coyne. Essential Psychology (2nd Ed.) Sage.

Elliott, H., Winder, B., Manby, E., Edwards, H., & Lievesley, R. (2017). “I kind of find that out by accident”: Probation staff experiences of pharmacological treatment for sexual preoccupation and hypersexuality. Journal of Forensic Practice. DOI 10.1108/JFP-09-2017-0036

Lievesley, R., Elliott, H., Winder, B., Norman, C., & Kaul, A. (2014). Understanding service user and therapists’ experiences of incarcerated sex offenders receiving pharmacological treatment for sexual preoccupation and/or hypersexuality. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2014.909867

Marlow, K., Winder, B., & Elliott, H. (2015). Working with transgendered sex offenders: Prison staff experiences.  Journal of Forensic Practice, 17(3), 241-254

Winder, B., Lievesley, R., Elliott, H., Hocken, K., Faulkner, J., Norman, C. & Kaul, A., (2017). Evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with prisoners experiencing high levels of hypersexual disorder. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2017.1337801

Articles by Helen Elliott