HENRIETTA LANG COUNSELLING FOR ANXIETY AND LOW SELF ESTEEM
FIND YOUR WAY TO FREEDOM AND WELLBEING
Person-centred counselling in Wells, Somerset
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings?
Do your anxious thoughts drive a wedge between you and the people you care about?
Are you sick of struggling with your feelings?
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems or grief, or just need to make some changes in your life, there is good news.
Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. Just having someone who understands what it's like to live in your head can lighten the burden. And if you are committed to change and you have a good relationship with your therapist, a happier life is possible.
I know this from my own experience. I haven't forgotten what it's like to feel like a crazy person, or how terrified I was when meeting a counsellor for the first time. Working on myself with support has changed my life. Now I work with people from all walks of life to feel good about themselves and live happier lives.
I have recorded some short 2 minute videos on counselling, how to choose a counsellor, what is anxiety? and top tips for bad days. Find these at the bottom of this page.
NEW YEAR, NEW DECADE
Make the changes you want for a better life
You don't have to be in crisis to benefit from counselling. You may have been feeling stuck for some time in a relationship, a job, a situation or with feelings you don't want stay stuck with as you move forward into the new decade. Focused short or long term counselling can really help you make the transitions you want.
My passion is the human ‘psyche’ , the collection of experiences and beliefs and personality that makes every person so unique and so fascinating.
I used to be a research scientist in health, but it was too much about data and not enough about human beings so I retrained. But I still like to draw on the latest evidence to inform and update my practice.
I am a person-centred counsellor specialising in anxiety and self-esteem, but I also work with trauma, depression, panic and relationship issues.
Being person-centred means that I don’t work to a set method, rather I bring experience of a number of methods and we discover together what works for you. For some people just being listened to and hearing their own thoughts is perfect for them, for others a structured programme of exercises for change is what they need, and for some, visualisation or mindfulness is life changing.
I also have a diploma in art foundation and an advanced diploma in yoga therapy which allow me to explore with clients how creative expression and the body (e.g breathing and movement) can help in healing the mind.
I work in comfortable rooms in pleasant surroundings in the historic city of Wells in Somerset (photos below).
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists
Curious, compassionate and respectful
I believe these are the most important qualities in a counselling relationship, allowing us to build a trusting relationship that is vital to change and growth.
They are also vital attitudes to have towards oneself. Being genuinely willing to explore thoughts and feelings without judgement allows us to discover your true potential. A compassionate attitude towards ourselves means we are curious about what we're feeling in order to transform it. It doesn't mean we don't challenge ourselves.
When we are not kind to ourselves because we feel 'not good enough' we can find ourselves blocked and frustrated, perhaps stuck in patterns of feeling and behaving we don't like. What most of us don't realise is that learning to be kind and understanding towards ourselves is a powerful pathway to change,
for the better. My job is to share with you how this is possible.
To make a first appointment call, text or email.
You can come for a 30 minutes free chat before committing to counselling.
If you want to get going we will have a 90 minute assessment session to establish your history and what your needs are.
Following this you would come weekly at the same time. Weekly sessions last for 50 minutes.
People usually come for between 6 weeks and up to 2 years.
Fees: £75 one off assessment and £50 per weekly session. Payment is by bank transfer unless otherwise agreed.
I do offer reduced rates to a limited number of clients, please check with me before booking if a reduced rate is essential.
I work 9.30am-2.30pm Tuesdays - Wednesdays in the centre of Wells, Somerset (photos below).
There is free parking nearby.
I offer online counselling sessions at the same rates.
WHAT WE MIGHT TALK ABOUT
Firstly, we need to understand you and where the problem started.
We will be exploring what if feels it like to be you. We know what anxiety means but what does anxiety feel like to you? We will think about where in your body you feel these feelings and we will discover where they began.
Secondly we need to understand the change you're looking for. What is it you want to feel? What are your goals? What is it you want to feel or experience as a result of therapy? Don't worry if that's not clear right now, it will emerge as we work together. But having identified it we can check in and make sure that our work together is serving you.
Thirdly we will explore what helps you and how we together empower you to reach your goals. What techniques and practises help you manage your feelings and put you back in control? We will investigate what works for you both in the therapy room and outside in your life. For example, simple mindfulness techniques you can use during the day when feelings arise. We might try drawing or visualisation in the session to understand better what's going on for you. But we only ever do what feels safe and good to you
Throughout therapy, I commit to being reliable, kind and respectful of your needs and wishes at all times.
Henri helped me to love and like me even with all my traumas
Coming to see Henri was a realy good for me . Help me relize that i can achieve my goals in life and I have started to. And made me a stronger person. She shared my tears and my laughter which i think is lovely in a counsellor.i would recommend coming to see Henri”
Difficult times all of my adult life kept coming back to me. henri took me back to these times and enabled me to understand that I was not the cause. The resulting peace of mind is truly life affirming. Henri is gentle, articulate and understanding.
Talking things through with henri helped things to make sense and allowed me to make positive adjustments. I felt safe to talk without being judged. Counselling helped me realise what is really important to me and gave me some tools for when anxious thoughts or negative spiral creeps in.
Henrietta worked for New Dawn Therapies for 2 years. Demonstrating a genuine desire to help improve the quality of life for her clients, she combined this with highly professional and ethical approach to the work.
Dealing with a wide range of complex issues, Henrietta was steadfast and determined to elicit positive results even in the most challenging of situations.
Claire Wakefield, Manager, New Dawn Counselling Service
I chose Henri as a counsellor as I felt that as she had suffered from anxiety herself she would understand. This proved to be correct and I would be happy to come back if I needed to.
A traumatic event in my life meant I was off work (teaching) with stress. I needed clarity and help organising my thoughts and feelings. Henri helped me become aware of my vulnerabilities and reasons why I was feeling that way. I came away with a much clearer understanding of myself and my situation. Henri has a perfect balance of being a good listener who also challenged me to make progress.
I came for counselling as I felt I that I needed someone to talk to during the difficult time I was going through. Henri di that and more. She was always empathic and non-judgemental. Without her I would have been more lonely and lost and wouldn't have become the more confident person I am today.
Hazel aged 17
WHERE I WORK
My face to face sessions take place in a comfortable quiet room in annexe in the garden of my house in the centre of Wells (map showing location). Online sessions take place in my study in my home where the wifi is better.