Mariam Long,Insured Registered MBACP, DipTC, DipPC, CertCS,
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, feelings of emptiness or hopelessness? Do your relationships leave you feeling unfulfilled and lonely? Are you troubled by traumatic memories? Wondering where to turn?
Perhaps you have never felt like you fit anywhere, were abused, neglected or bullied in childhood. Perhaps a sudden trauma, relationship betrayal or bereavement has derailed you and made you question your whole life.
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I understand the difficulties you may have in admitting that you can't work through challenges and issues on your own and the anxiety you may feel about talking about it to a stranger. My first priority is to provide you with a safe confidential place where you feel you can be yourself and speak without fear of being judged. We will always work at your pace. Taking that first courageous step to reach out and ask for help means I can help you to explore your issues, work through challenges, help you understand what changes you can make or how to manage a situation to feel better about yourself and your relationships, and work towards the future/life you want and hope for.
I am a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor, My main therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Psychodynamic. I also incorporate Solution Based Therapy and mindfulness. This gives me a choice of ways of helping you, which I can tailor to suit your individual needs.
I am skilled in helping people to improve their self-esteem, to have more satisfying relationships with themselves and others and to find meaning in their lives. Among the issues I work with are anxiety, anger, bereavement, work related issues, stress &, anxiety difficulties, panic, relationship issues including betrayal, feeling low, abuse, depression, domestic violence, self-esteem/confidence, trauma, loss, to name a few.
My background of working in a HR role for 25 years has given me the opportunity and experience of working with people from all walks of life and cultures, supporting them in the working environment emotionally as well as practically to reach their full potential. For more information about my counselling experience please see below in the heading Training, Qualifications and Experience
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy on a one to one basis for
· Young people (17 to 18 years)
· Adults over 18 years.
My rates are competitive ranging from £35 – to £60
I am available in :
· Waltham Cross and Brentwood during the day and evenings
· Harlow during the day on Wednesdays and Fridays
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 2 year Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in CBT skills
BACP Registered, Certificate of Proficiency
I fully support the need for on-going professional development and ensure I regularly attend courses to enhance my knowledge, Courses attended :
- Working with Cultural Differences
- Suicide and suicidal Ideation
- Working With Anger
- Working With Domestic Violence
- Working with Loss and Bereavement
I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with young people and adults in a variety of settings such as GP surgeries and private practice. Organisations I have experience of working with include Epping Council, Harlow Council, Hertordshire County Council. LGBT in Enfield.
I use a range of different therapy approaches, including CBT.
I have experience in working within time limited sessions i.e. 6 weeks, with good outcomes, as well as long term, dealing with a wide range of issues.
For the last 4 years and continuing, I co-ordinate and supply a counselling service to an Occupational Health Service where employees are referred by their employers for time limited therapy. As well as this I have a private practice based in Waltham Cross, Brentwood and Harlow where I offer competitive rates.
My experience of 8 years as a volunteer at a Cancer Support Group, counselling cancer patients their family members and their carers has helped me comprehend the extent of how the impact of life changing illnesses or events can have for the patients, their families and friends.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
I offer a free, non-obligation initial brief phone consultation where i will explain the counselling process to you and answer and questions or queries you may have.
- £35 to £60 per session, young people and individual adults (per 50 minute/ 1 hour sessions)
- £60 couples Per session (1 Hour)
- Trainee counsellors are welcome at a reduced rate
Fees, block bookings, multi sessions & concessions can be negotiated.
I offer concessions for low wage earners please check availability with me
Payment is required at the beginning or end of each session in cash or before the session if paying by Bank Transfer. Unless otherwise agreed.
Should you need to cancel your session you are required to give 24 hours notice or more. If you cancel giving less than 24 hours notice or fail to attend a session the full fee will be charged. This should be paid in cash at the next session or by bank transfer before the next session.
Its important for you to know
- I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice of. Our work together is confidential.
- Registered MBACP number is : 077987
- I also hold a Professional Indemnity Insurance
- I offer short and long term work
My practice in Waltham Cross is within easy walking distance of Waltham Cross (5 minute walk) and Theobalds Grove British Rail stations, (15 minute walk) as well as a short walk from the main bus terminal in the town center. Cheshunt Station is also a half hour walk away. Parking is available on the road.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime & Evening Appointments available Monday to Friday & Limited Saturday Mornings. I also cater for shift workers and have a sliding scale for low wage earners
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|