HENRIETTA LANG COUNSELLING FOR ANXIETY AND LOW SELF ESTEEM
FIND YOUR WAY TO FREEDOM AND WELLBEING
Person-centred counselling in Wells, Somerset
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.
Curious, compassionate and respectful
I believe these are the most important qualities in a counsellor or therapist.
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 means we don't judge, we allow, we understand. 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.
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?
Do you want to feel safe?
Living with low self esteem and anxiety can be a scary and lonely way to live.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems or grief, 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.
HOW I CAN HELP
If you decided after your first free session that you wanted to continue, here's how we would work together.
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 your 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.
I work in Wells, Somerset.
To make a first free appointment call, text or email. Confidentiality is assured.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are at the same time every week.
People usually come for as many sessions as they want: often between 6 weeks and 2 years
My standard rate is £50.00 but I also offer affordable rates to clients on lower incomes. Please check before making an appointment if this is important.
I work 9.30am-2.30pm Monday - Wednesdays
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 further
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