Esther Lohneis Registered Member BACP
07572 848925 / 07572 848925
I specialise in bereavement and loss counselling (including pet bereavement) and end-of-life counselling.
Death in our society is is still largely a taboo subject, dominated by fear and trepidation if contemplated at all. However death is a part of life which cannot be avoided and we will all have to confront it eventually, either through the loss of someone close or by facing our own death.
I work with compassion and understanding, putting the client and their needs at the centre of everything I do. My own self awareness is key to the empathy and respect I bring to those I work with, as well as a heartfelt and caring practicality.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (psycho-spiritual model) and am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy). I adhere to their ethical guidelines in all work I undertake.
I am committed to my personal, spiritual and professional development and undertake a minimum of 15 hours CPD (continuing professional development) per year, most often more. I am currently studying the Level 5 Advanced Diploma of Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Bereavement is something most people will experience in their lives, often more than once. The loss of a loved one changes your life forever and is something that we don't 'get over' but eventually learn to live with.
Coping with someone's death is deeply challenging and is like having experienced an emotional car crash. No one else can see your hurt and after the initial shock has worn off, others may say or do seemingly insensitive things in an attempt to get you 'back to normal.' Others may avoid you, not knowing how to help or what to say.
No matter what you are facing you may find it helpful to take some time and space for yourself and talk with someone outside your situation, who has specific experience in bereavement. I am a caring and understanding person who brings a depth and sensitivity to my work with those who have lost loved ones, by meeting them where they are emotionally and moving forward from there.
Please do contact me for a chat with no obligation and / or have a look at my website for further information.
If you or someone close to you has received a terminal diagnosis, or is living with a life limiting illness (which may or may not lead to death), you might wish to seek out a professionally trained yet caring end-of-life counsellor who specialises in this area.
Talking to someone who is professionally trained yet sensitive to your emotions, can allow you to say things that you don't feel you can say to a family member or close friend and help you to come to terms with what is happening to you.
End of life counselling gives you time and space to prepare for your own death and gain peace of mind knowing that you have done all you can do in the time left to you. Even if you have never been a 'talker', a profound awareness of death can create an urgency to be heard and have your thoughts and feelings honoured.
Please do see my website for further details and / or contact me for a chat with no obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (psycho-spiritual model) and am currently studying for the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a First Class honours degree.
Since 2013 I have worked with a bereavement charity, successfully completing their in-house training and seeing clients 1-1 in their own homes. I have also worked with a youth charity as well as seeing clients in my private practice, exploring a variety of different issues with people from all kinds of backgrounds and ages.
I now specialise in bereavement and end-of-life counselling.
Before becoming a counsellor, I worked in the area of complementary health, focussing on healing, particularly shamanic healing.
I offer home visits in the Mendip area but will travel to hospitals and hospices in Somerset if required. I also see clients in Wells (Somerset) or via Skype.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in Bereavement and End-of-Life counselling.
Prices start at £40; one hour of counselling costs £40 but if I need to come to you it will cost more depending on the distance and how long it would take me to drive to you. That said some concessions are available.
I work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays by appointment.
I offer home visits in the Mendip area but will travel to hospitals or hospices in Somerset if required.
I also see clients in Wells (Somerset) or via Skype.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays by appointment
Types of client