About me

Thank you for looking at my page and a warm welcome to you.  Do you want someone to talk to who listens? Do you feel life is challenging or are you feeling anxious, sad, stressed, angry or maybe you feel like you're not coping with life and not sure why.  I am a person-centered counsellor who will provide you with a safe space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, concerns and any anxieties together at your own pace.  

I offer short and long term counselling. I am available during the day, evening and weekends.  I work face to face at Buckhurst Hill, Harold Wood and Harlow, online via Zoom and on the telephone.

About counselling.

Counselling with me is a place where you can feel supported whilst you work through difficult or painful problems you may have found too hard to face by yourself or have been unable to talk to family and friends about.

Bereavement Counselling

As well as working with a wide range of issues I do specialise in loss, grief and bereavement. Whether it was last week or ten year's ago it can be helpful and healing to talk to someone that can help you make sense of your feelings. This can be due to a loss of anything including loss of a loved one, a pet, a job, friendship, relationship, home or physical health.  Also the loss of freedom through lockdown/Covid and life as you knew it.

Getting started.

It is so important to find the right counsellor so I offer a free initial 20 minute session to establish whether I am the right counsellor for you.   I offer face to face counselling in Buckhurst Hill, Harlow, and Harold Wood.  Also Zoom and telephone counselling which can be helpful if you do not like to leave the house or have a busy schedule.  If life is busy I can fit in with you with sessions in the evenings or weekends.

I offer counselling for a wide range of issues so please do get in touch if you think this may be what you are looking for, I will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having trained extensively for four years as a person centred counsellor, I continue to develop my expertise with ongoing professional development.

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Fully registered member of the BACP (MBACP)
  • Completed bereavement counselling training (hospice based)
  • I am presently in the process of becoming a qualified hypnotherapist

I continuously work on a voluntary basis at a local Hospice as a bereavement counsellor. I am guided but the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework and work in accordance with their guidelines. I hold professional indemnity insurance and a current DBS certificate in working with vulnerable adults and children.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement counselling.

I offer counselling for anything you want to bring and I also specialise in bereavement counselling. Whether you are going through a divorce, breakup, loss of a job, loss of someone close to you or a loved, loyal pet, home or physical health. Also, loss of freedom through Covid counselling can be incredibly helpful and healing and can help make sense of the way grief affects you. I currently volunteer at a local hospice as a bereavement counsellor and have been for the past 2 and a half years.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are £45 each and last for 50 minutes.

I also offer a free 20 minute assessment session, where we can talk and see how we might work together. I will also take some information from you about what has brought you to counselling.

Payment is required in advance to secure the first appointment.

Availability

All evenings, weekends day and evening.

Buckhurst Hill
IG9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Louise Sansum

Louise Sansum