Henrietta Lang BACP specialist in low self esteem and anxiety
Are you exhausted by unmanageable feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel so bad?
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, feeling sad, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news.
Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. Just having someone who understands what it's like to live in your head really helps. And if you are committed to change and you have a good relationship with your therapist, a happier life is possible.
I know this from my own experience. I haven't forgotten what it's like to feel like a crazy person, or how terrified I was when meeting a counsellor for the first time. Working on myself with support has changed my life. Now I work with people from all walks of life to feel good about themselves and live happier lives.
How can I help?
We will be working with a three pronged approach.
Firstly, we need to understand you and where the problem started.
We will be exploring questions like, what's it like to be you? We know what anxiety means but what does anxiety feel like to you? Where in your body do you feel it? Where did this anxiety/low mood/depression start? What happened to you to make you feel this way? We will bear in mind that family members, education, community and society all impact on our development as a person, and crucially how we come to feel about ourselves, in both positive and negative ways.
Secondly we need to understand the change your looking for. What are your goals? What is it you want to feel or experience as a result of therapy? Don't worry if that's not clear right now, it will emerge as we work together. But having identified what you're looking for, we can check in and make sure that our work together is serving you.
Thirdly. What helps? How can we, together empower you to reach your goals? What techniques and practises help you manage your feelings and put you back in control? We will consider your strengths and abilities and how we can harness these to work for you both in the therapy room and outside in your life. For example, simple mindfulness or breathing practices you can use during the day when feelings arise. We might try drawing or visualisation in the session to understand better what's going on for you. But we only ever do what feels safe and good to you.
So step by step we will work together in this way until you feel you have achieved what you came for.
Throughout therapy, I commit to being reliable, kind and respectful of your needs and wishes at all times.
I am a member of the BACP and subscribe to their code of ethics, which is first and foremost to keep your needs at the forefront of our work together.
- Establish contact by email or phone (confidentiality will be maintained)
- We'll decide whether to meet in person or by video or telephone
- Book a half an hour meeting telephone or online meeting to find out what you need and if I am the right person to help and look at what you can afford to pay (free)
- Or come for a full 90 minute assessment where we can make a plan for your recovery.
- Progress to weekly sessions
- You may complete counselling at any time. Most people come weekly for between 6 weeks and two years
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling CPCAB
- BA Oxon, Human Sciences
- MA. Research methods, Health
- Rape Crisis
- New Dawn counselling, Bridgewater, Somerset
- Experienced practitioner of meditation and mindfulness
- Advanced Yoga therapist for children with special needs
- Group facilitator/teacher of mindfulness and therapeutic group work
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience and interest in disability, parenting, conflict resolution, spirituality and trauma.
£50.00 per session is the standard fee. I do offer a limited number of concessionary places. If this is important for you please establish first if I have any available.
Concessions offered for
I work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-6. Book a free 20 minute chat directly via my website.
I have a particular interest in how the death taboo (the fear of death) leads to psychological and social problems.