Koho Counselling - Hazel Gostling MBACP
01279 912290 / 07423 209575
I offer counselling services in Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford and at the Latton Bush Centre in Harlow, and some day and evening appointments are available.
Koho means choice in Hawaiian. Sometimes we can feel 'stuck' in our lives, and feel like we don't have a choice. Counselling can lead you to a place in which you do have a choice again, whether that's moving towards change, or by learning healthy coping strategies.
I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor, offering you a confidential space to explore anything that may be troubling you, with acceptance, and without fear of judgement. This means you can be free to explore your thoughts and feelings, without the fear of being criticized.
Sessions are normally 50 minutes, at a cost of £40.
Counselling sessions are open ended, and can be long or short term.
The first session includes an assessment of where you're at in your life, and where you'd like to be. It can also help to establish whether I will be the right counsellor for you, and if you feel we can work together.
I'm a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and abide by their ethical guidelines. I hold professional indemnity insurance.
Whatever feelings are troubling you, it can help to talk to someone who is trained to actively listen, accept unconditionally what you say, and to help you explore and make sense of thoughts and feelings. From there you can start to feel you have a choice, which can lead to change, or positive coping strategies. I've worked with clients with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, relationship issues and suicidal feelings.
If you would like to arrange to meet for an initial session to see if counselling is something that might help you, then please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have several years experience with face to face client work, including GP referrals and a placement in an alcohol misuse agency, providing counselling.
I also work as a ChildLine counsellor, which has given me valuable experience. I've attended workshops on Loss and Bereavement, self-harm in young people, suicidal feelings and substance misuse.
I have recently finished a placement in a secondary school, counselling children/young people between the ages of 11 -14 years of age.
Previous experience includes voluntary work for Home Start East Herts, providing support for families with young children, in their own home.
I'm currently working towards accreditation with the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
An initial assessment session will be £30
Further sessions are £40 for each 50 minute session.
48 hours notice will be required if you need to cancel a booked session, otherwise the full fee may be charged.
I will attempt to reschedule a session if possible if 48 hours notice is given.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some day and evening weekday appointments available. Some Saturday appointments available.
Types of client