Mariam Long

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Insured Registered MBACP, DipTC, DipPC, CertCS
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Waltham Cross EN8 & Enfield EN1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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 at £ 45 per session

I am available in :

·         Waltham Cross and during the day and evenings for face to face sessions and can work with you via the telephone or video calls 

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Training, qualifications & experience

Appropriate Qualifications

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

My Experience

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, Hertfordshire 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.  I also work for Employee Assistant Services.  As well as those I have a private practice based in Waltham Cross, where I offer competitive rates.

My experience of 10 years as a volunteer at a Cancer Support Centre, 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.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

Fees

  • £45 per session, young people and individual adults (per 50 minute sessions)
  • Trainee counsellors are welcome at a reduced rate
  • Employee Assistant Services and Companies fees range from £55 to £65

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.


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When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime & Evening Appointments available. I can also cater for shift workers dependent on hours.

Further information

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.

Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Google Meet
Skype
Whatsapp
Mariam Long
Mariam Long