Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellbeing in Hastings, London and Online.

Professional counselling service

I have been in private practice for over 18 years and hold a diploma and an advanced diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling in Transpersonal and Integrative Therapy. I am experienced in working with a wide range of symptoms from anxiety, depression, grief, low self-worth and issues with body image. I will help you move forward with confidence whether you are looking for short-term support or want to explore deeper issues.

My counselling and psychotherapy practice offers a confidential, empathic and supportive space to help navigate difficult and painful times.

Elizabeth Heren

Creative approaches to Counselling

All of us, at some point in our life, may feel the need to seek help to get us through an overwhelming emotional difficulty or challenging experience. These can include relationship issues, bereavement and loss, body issues, stress and low self-esteem.

Often, we try to cope on our own and this eventually blocks our ability to heal and move on in our lives, or we over-burden our partners, friends or family.

Counselling is an opportunity to resolve such issues and move on to living a more fulfilling life, you do not need to struggle alone. My practice integrates creative approaches in therapy to help you integrate your experiences and discover your own resources to rebalance.

I am not what happened to me—I am what I choose to become.

~CARL JUNG

Counselling

Counselling and Psychotherapy, provides you with a safe place to bring emotional and life issues that are causing pain; overwhelming you or stopping your enjoyment and progress in life. Counselling and psychotherapy sessions are a space for you to unpack your thoughts and feelings. By listening, reflecting and sometimes challenging you, I will help you to process your feelings and thoughts.

Counselling can be challenging because we are taught to avoid pain and difficulties until they manifest as mental distress, physical symptoms, and even then, people avoid seeking help. If you recall how past difficulties helped you to overcome a fear or challenge, you will have learnt more about yourself, and these were the times you grew. Seeking counselling or longer-term psychotherapy is not a sign of weakness or failure, but a sign of self-care, as you recognise you need some help.

A key component of therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. As in any relationship, trust, confidentiality, commitment, and empathy are necessary elements of the therapeutic relationship. At the outset, it is a good idea to have a few sessions to get a feeling that we can work together for you to benefit from our sessions.

I draw on the resources of the body through breathing practices, focussing and visualisation to support the body-mind relationship and enhance wellbeing.

Counselling which lasts for a shorter-period is usually more focused and goal orientated, while psychotherapy which is more process-lead, allows time to explore deeper issues.

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