Vashti Hodge

Vashti Hodge


07970 718175

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About me

Life can sometimes throw us curve balls when we least expect them. When this happens it can sometimes have an overwhelming impact on how we are living our lives. Talking to friends/family never quite seems to help us as they often suggest solutions or never really seem to "hear" what we are saying.

This is a time when counselling could perhaps benefit you.

I offer a safe, warm, peaceful space, in my home, where you can come to explore the curve ball you've been thrown. Often that one incident has triggered memories and emotions that have been hidden away in us or we thought we had dealt with and they may have re surfaced or we just might not be able to work out why we "don't feel quite right".

The counselling style I use is Integrative, which means your therapy will be tailored to your needs. Counselling is a collaborative, encouraging, warm and hopeful process. You may want time limited work or you may want the freedom to explore much of your life and work open ended. The work is about you and what your needs are.

I've been a therapist for over ten years and have worked with children, young people and adults both in my Private Practice and for several charities. There are not many issues that I have not worked with. Some include: Loss, work related stress, bereavement, adjusting to life with children, coping with carers responsibilities, loss of a beloved pet, abuse, illness, sexual abuse in adulthood and childhood, poverty, loss of a child, separation and divorce, to name a few.

Counselling takes courage, you have it, as you are here looking for a therapist. Well done. You are on the way to taking control of your feelings and moving forward with your life.

Please feel free to contact me, with no obligation, with any questions you might have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2005 - 2009 Braintree College.
Various training courses with Place2Be: Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Child and Adult Safeguarding, Solution Focused Work, Group Work.

Experience over last ten years:

First Stop - Working with and counselling people from disadvantaged backgrounds, mental health issues, loss of work.
Place2Be Charity - School Project Manager, counselling children 4 -11 years old, Supervising other counsellors.
Counselling parents - issues include loss, poverty, bereavement, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, not being able to get work, children's behaviour, emotional abuse, divorce, miscarriage, loss of a child, loss of a beloved pet.
Private Practice - Young people and adults. Issues include death of a parent, divorce and separation, work related stress.
Mind in West Essex.

Member organisations


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£45 a session.

Further information

I can visit and counsel clients in their homes if they are unable to travel.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Maps & Directions

Dunmow, CM6

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


Monday - Friday. Day time and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people