Mariam Long,Registered MBACP, Specialising in Bereavement,Anxiety,Low Esteem

Mariam Long,Registered MBACP, Specialising in Bereavement,Anxiety,Low Esteem

Waltham Cross


07788 797319

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Waltham Cross


07788 797319

About me

I am a registered, qualified Counsellor with experience of working across a broad range of issues including anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, bereavement/grief, work related and marital issues.  Understanding it can be lonely if the people around you can’t see or relate to what’s happening to you or how you are feeling, or, you can't say how you feel out loud.  Life can feel overwhelmingly unbearable.

In my Private Practice from Waltham Cross, EN8, or at an office based in the Clinic of Osteopathy and Natural health in Winchmore Hill I offer one to one Counselling of either short term or long term, depending on your needs.  The sessions are held in a safe, confidential non-judgmental space to support you on a journey to help you put troublesome issues behind you or help you to gain an understanding of what the issues are that are causing you unrest and working through them together.

Each of us brings our own unique situation and experience. I use an integrative approach to Counselling which means combining a number of key concepts to find a way of working that suits you best as an individual, tailoring our sessions to work in a way most appropriate for you at your pace, where we will explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, recognise patterns, working through unresolved issues or challenging life situations.  Helping you to gain new perspectives to make any changes you feel are right for you to help you let go of old patterns, wounds, painful memories and unhelpful beliefs and be able to create something different.

As well as my private practice where my experience is varied I also work for an Occupational Health Company with counselling support to their employees. For the last 7 years I work as a Counsellor at a local cancer support center where I support clients and their families/carers who have been impacted by the effects of cancer or bereavement/loss.  I find this fulfilling as I have a deep understanding from my own personal experience of how you can often feel isolated, or not always taken seriously as to the depth of the distress and pain felt in these circumstance?

I am happy to discuss any areas of your life that may be troubling you. If you have any queries please feel free to call me informally 07788 797319, or e.mail me, you are not under any obligation to make an appointment,

The initial assessment session is one hour and any further sessions are 50 minutes.  The fees are £40.00 at Waltham Cross and or £50.00 at Winchmore Hill.

Training, qualifications & experience

Appropriate Qualifications

Introduction to Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 2 year Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
BACP Registered, Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate in CBT skills

I fully support the need for on-going professional development and ensure I regularly attend workshops/Training  courses to enhance my knowledge, attending the following workshops

> Working with Cultural Differences
> Working with Loss and Bereavement in therapeutic work
> Suicide and suicidal Ideation.

My Experience
As well as my Private Practice in Waltham Cross I can offer some sessions in Enfield( please call for details).  For the last 7 years I have volunteered at a Cancer support Group, counselling clients, family, carers and friends.  I am also a volunteer at the LGBT in Enfield. I also have experience of working at a Doctors Surgery where I have dealt with varied issues.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I work with adults on a one to one basis, the charge per 50 minute session is dependent on the location as follows

Waltham Cross  £40.00 per 50 Minute Session
Winchmore Hill  £50.00 per 50 Minute session

Trainee Counsellors are particularly welcome where I can offer a reduced rate per 50 minute session, depending on location. I can discuss this with you during our initial call.

I offer concessions for low wage earners

Payment is required at the beginning of each session in cash or cheque. Unless otherwise agreed .

Should you need to cancel your session you are required to give 24 hours notice or more.  If you cancel giving less than 24 hours notice or fail to attend a session the full fee will be charged. This should be paid at the next session or by cheque in the post before the next session.


Further information

Its important for you to know

  • I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice of. Our work together is confidential.
  • Registered MBACP number is : 077987
  • I also hold a Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • I offer short and long term work

My practice in Waltham Cross is within easy walking distance of Waltham Cross (5 minute walk) and Theobalds Grove British Rail stations, (15 minute walk) as well as a short walk from the main bus terminal in the town center.  Cheshunt Station is also a half hour walk away. Parking is available on the road.

Maps & Directions

Waltham Cross, EN8
Harlow, CM20

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday Day time appointments from 8.00 am Evening appointments from 6.00 pm (last appointment 8.00 pm. I can also accommodate shift workers and low wage earners.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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