Louise Sartori, BA (hons),MA,MBACP

Louise Sartori, BA (hons),MA,MBACP


I am unable to take further enquiries until 03-Jan-2020


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About me

With nineteen years’ experience as a qualified counsellor I aim to create a safe comfortable environment where you can talk and be heard without judgement. I have extensive experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues and have worked in the health and social care sector for many years.

My approach
If you have had a life change or bereavement, are feeling fed up and tearful, unable to cope at work, worried all the time or angry but don’t know why, I will work with you to find the most helpful way to develop new ways of thinking and coping.

I work in a relational way considering psychodynamic and attachment theory to help understand how our experiences shape our present behaviour. In this way we can consider patterns of relating to others and look at what you may want to change. I also use ideas from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness particularly with anxiety and can work in a time limited or open ended way to suit you.

Sessions are usually at the same time each week and we will regularly review progress.

My experience
I have particular expertise in working with abuse (child and adult), depression and suicidal thoughts as well as self-harm. I am trained in couple counselling and can work with you individually and together to consider relationship change.

I am dedicated to social diversity, equality and inclusivity of treatment without discrimination and have many years experience of working with difference.

Location and accessibility

My practice room is accessible on the ground floor with parking available and is five minutes’ walk from Loughton tube station.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA honours in Social Studies with Certificate of Qualification in Social Work-Hertfordshire University 1986

Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling-Hertfordshire University 2000

Post-graduate Certificate in Child Care Award-Brunel University 2004

MA Child and Adolescent Mental Health-Tavistock Centre 2011

Systemic Supervision-Institute of Family Therapy 2013

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction-Tavistock Centre 2016

Working With Couples-Tavistock Centre 2016

Working with couples affected by cancer-Tavistock Centre 2017

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP 170439) and a Registered Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (SW85440)

I have worked within children and family and mental health settings as well as in hospitals on a maternity ward offering bereavement, pregnancy and adoption counselling.

I have experience offering consultations to Safer Places (refuges) and have worked in a woman’s centre.

I have worked within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service as a therapist as well as supervising counsellors and offering consultations to a wide variety of professionals.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood abuse, parents and carers of children with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. Depression, Domestic Abuse. Public Sector workers; health education and social care. Cancer and relationships. Anxiety.

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Please contact me for initial discussion without obligation.

Fees are £50 per fifty-minute individual session, £60 couples per sixty minute session; I have concession places for students and those on reduced income.

Sessions available Monday-Wednesday from 8am-7pm.

Maps & Directions

Loughton, IG10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

My practice and all facilities (e.g. toilet etc) are on the ground floor with free parking directly outside.


Monday-Wednesday 8am-7pm you can contact me to discuss your counselling needs without obligation by email phone or text.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I have many years experience of supervising staff within the health and social care sector.  My training includes consultation and supervision as a main unit of my Masters degree at the Tavistock Centre and supervision training with the Institute of Family Therapy.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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