Heather Morden - Self Esteem Counsellor
Hello and welcome!
We all have times when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves. But if this becomes a longer - term problem it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and well-being that impacts our day to day lives. I specialise in helping women to understand childhood trauma and how this can affect self -esteem throughout our lives. We can’t hope for a better childhood but we can hope for a better future.
This may have begun with our parents, siblings, friends, teachers or even the media sending us positive and negative messages about ourselves. What can stay with us is the message you are not good enough. Living up to other people’s expectations of you can be difficult or even our own expectations of ourselves whilst often experiencing stress and difficult life events throughout our lives. This can lead to anxiety and depression.
As a Psycho-synthesis therapist, I hold this work in a big life perspective. I have an integrated spiritual practice, which means I believe that everything is connected, and that we can do all kinds of amazing things when we hold our issues in the context of greater purpose and meaning. If you want to make changes, I'll help you access what you know and also help you to explore some different ways of seeing things. I find that the right questions can make all the difference, and humour is a great way to connect and shift perspective on things.
I can help you to understand how your life experiences in the past informs your current thinking and behaviours. We will get to the root of the issue and I will help you to recognise and understand your own inner voices, what they tell you and where they come from (and they always come from somewhere!) rather than just trying to change things without really understanding why. We can work together to challenge those often negative and critical voices so that you can incorporate new healthy ways of relating and feeling, not only for yourself but with others.
If you recognise:
- Difficulty speaking up and prioritising your own needs, wants and feelings
- Saying “I’m sorry” and/ or feeling guilty for everyday actions
- Not “rocking the boat”
- Not feeling deserving of, or capable of, having “more”
- Self -Sabotage
- Difficulty in making your own choices or overthinking
I can help.
What to do Next
Please contact me if you feel ready to make positive changes, have any questions or would just like to find out more about working with me. In my own life challenges, I’ve experienced the difference between times when I didn’t have the right support and times when I did – and having people who could see me, offer a bigger perspective, and help me learn how to find my way through has made all the difference.
Training, qualifications & experience
- B.A Hons
- Psychosynthesis Counselling Diploma (BACP)
- Postgraduate Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma
- The Psychophysiology of Trauma and PTSD - Babette Rothschild Somatic Training.
- I abide by the London Institute of Psychosynthesis Code of Practice & Ethics and The Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners (APP) and am an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- I am fully insured.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please call for details for appointments for your convenience online or by phone (due to Covid restrictions). I am also available after 9pm if you have childcare commitments etc.