Helen is a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist (OT) and Life Coach, having obtained her degree at the University of Pretoria in 1997.
Between 1997-2000 , Helen persued her passion for mental health and emotional wellness. She worked at various health institutions across Gauteng, providing group therapy and one on one counseling and trauma debriefing. She worked with chronic patients as well as acute patients , setting up OT departments and doing extensive staff training.
After a brief but deeply fulfilling experience mentoring and coaching OT students for WITS university, Helen decided to integrate her experience of coaching and counseling with that of training, and joined a Corporate training organization, The Pacific Institute. Helen has worked as a freelance facilitator in change management, and leadership coaching for The Pacific Institute for the past 12 years, as well as coaching in her private practice capacity.
She enjoys using an integrated approach to help her clients set goals, enhance their emotional intelligence, reach their full potential and find meaning and purpose in their lives. Helen’ unique combination of medical, emotional and cognitive experience makes her a compassionate and insightful wellness coach.
With a special interest in women’s health and wholeness , having overcome her own personal challenges, she aspires to treat her clients in a non judgmental and professional manner, at all times.
She has been happily married to her husband, Dr Steven Stavrou for 13 years, and enjoys the challenges and blessings of raising their 9 year old son. Her life is based on faith , hope and love.