Helping you move forward

life & loss counselling in Hitchin

Counselling in Hertfordshire

How long you have been browsing before you took the courage to reach out for the help that you deserve?

Have you been struggling alone with difficulties or concerns and need some help?

Maybe you feel overwhelmed by emotions such as anger, anxiety, depression?

Perhaps you know the reason you are struggling or maybe you feel stuck or numb and don’t know why.

Whatever your reasons, the fact that you’re here means that you have already taken that first brave step to reach out.

At times like this counselling can help.

1-1 In Person Therapy

Counselling is usually face-to-face in Hitchin

Telephone Therapy

Counselling by phone can be arranged at your request

Online Therapy

I also offer video counselling via Zoom as an alternative.

Hi, I’m Sandie, an experienced and professional BACP registered counsellor based in Hitchin.

I can help you by offering you a space to pause so that you can talk through whatever is on your mind. I will listen to you with care and attention without judging, criticising or telling you what you should do. I will do my utmost so that you feel truly seen, heard and understood and feel empowered to find a way forward and make the changes you wish for.

My counselling experience includes but is not limited to:

Anxiety & Stress

Depression

Loss & Bereavement

Relationship difficulties

Self injury

Work related issues

Post-natal depression

Abusive relationships

Anger issues

My Approach

I work psychodynamically – this involves exploring the origins of your thoughts and feelings and making connections with ways in which your past experience and relationships may be connected to your current difficulties. Understanding this can help you to approach life differently, enabling the possibility for you to have choices and make the changes you wish for. 

You are always in control of what we talk about. I will work at your pace and you will never be pressured to talk about anything you are not comfortable with.

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right words.  For these occasions, there can be times when it may be helpful to adapt my approach and offer alternative ways to express yourself…

Therapy while walking

Uses the calming effect of being outside in the natural environment of Hitchin’s stunning countryside, for clients to feel comfortable while moving forward physically as well as mentally. Can really benefit those who are struggling to be in confined spaces

Mindfulness techniques

helps to calm the body, focus the mind and improve sense of well-being.

Using art to express yourself

integrating the creative process with therapy can help to access parts of the mind that are difficult to access or you are less aware of.

Next steps

If you have any questions or would like to discuss booking your first appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: I am pleased that I am able to return to meeting with my clients face to face, taking all covid-19 safety measures.  For those people not yet able or ready to meet to face to face, I continue to offer online, phone therapy or therapy while walking. Please let me know your preference at the time of booking.