Esther Lohneis Registered Member BACP

Esther Lohneis Registered Member BACP

Nr. Wells

07572 848925 / 07572 848925

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About me

Counselling is a co-operative process between the client and the counsellor during which we work together to identify and then bring clarity to the difficulties that are concerning you or causing distress.  Giving ourselves the time & space to focus on our thoughts & feelings can facilitate an expansion of understanding & perspective, which in turn sheds light onto ways to move forward.

Issues that counselling may be able to help you with include;

  • bereavement (or loss of any kind)
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • childhood trauma
  • relationship issues
  • sexuality
  • anger
  • low self-esteem
  • spiritual crisis
  • illness (including terminal diagnosis)
  • many other issues

It takes courage to reach out when we are feeling alone or vulnerable but no matter what you are facing you could find it helpful to talk to someone who is outside your situation and professionally trained as a counsellor.

I offer a safe place where anything that may be bothering you can be spoken about, a place where I will listen without judgement & give you honest feedback with empathy.  With understanding and compassion we work at your pace to look at the circumstances that have brought you to counselling.

I work in an integrative way, which means that I use tools from different counselling theories, rather than just one, depending on your needs in our work together.  In this way sessions are uniquely tailored to your individual requirements.  Each session lasts for one hour.  After our first meeting, if we decide to work further together, I ask that you commit to a few more sessions (usually weekly) so that we have time to explore & address your concerns.

I also offer spiritual counselling, which uses the same processes to empower you to move forward in your life.  The difference is that spiritual counselling recognises that there is an infinite non-physical part of us that connects us to everyone and everything.  There is no dogma or religion attached, merely an openness to consciousness and flow, where previously there may have been an experience of stuckness.  An integrated part of this is a safe container for the work we do together, held with firm boundaries.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  In addition to this I have undertaken various trainings in bereavement including:
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Sudden & Traumatic Death
  • Bereaved by Suicide

I have also had training in working with trauma; either from childhood or more recent.

For 4 years I 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, mainly supporting staff members.  I run a successful private practice in Coxley, near Wells supporting people with all kinds of different issues. Currently, I also assist on a Level 4 Counselling Diploma course.  Before becoming a counsellor, I worked in the area of complementary health for many years.                                                                             
I see clients in Coxley, near Wells (Somerset) or offer online video sessions.  I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical guidelines.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual Crisis.  Trauma.  Relationship issues.  Sexuality.  Anxiety.  Depression.


I charge on a sliding scale; £40-£55 per (60 minute) hour.

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Further information

I work on Wednesdays & Thursdays in a rural location, near Wells.

I also offer online video sessions - please get in touch for further information.

If you have any questions contact me either via email or phone - I am open to answering any queries that you may have.

Maps & Directions

Nr. Wells, BA5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Wednesdays & Thursdays in Coxley, near Wells in Somerset.

Types of client

Older adults
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