Hello, my name is Judith. I offer a confidential space in which we can explore what has brought you to counselling. I offer a professional and authentic counselling environment in which for you to experience non-judgement, empathy, and care. I offer short- or long-term support, either of which to suit your needs, and this will take place on the same day and at the same time each week.
Sometimes our difficulties can feel so daunting and overwhelming that it feels like there is no solution, and it can feel like life will never change. Maybe you are finding certain relationships challenging, maybe you are feeling stressed or anxious and you’re not sure why, or maybe you are feeling disillusioned and seeking change. It is a brave step to seek help and as a counsellor, I am here foremost to listen, and to help you to feel comfortable to share how you are feeling in a safe and calm space. We will work together to try and make sense of how you are feeling and find solutions and ways to cope with the areas that you are finding challenging together. When patterns of behaviour are thought about and identified, this can help to raise your self-awareness which in turn will help you to make clearer decisions.
Counselling for Young People:
I have extensive experience working with young people since 2011, having been employed as a secondary school counsellor with over six years’ experience. I have primarily engaged with teenagers between 11 and 16 years, dealing with issues such as self-harm, suicide ideation, gender issues and low self-esteem/anxiety.
I have experience of bereavement counselling in a hospice environment supporting adults/children affected by pre- and post-bereavement experiences, as well as supporting those facing terminal illness.
Child/Neonatal Bereavement / Domestic Abuse:
I have worked as a counsellor in a North London based charitable organisation providing counselling for adults experiencing child/neonatal bereavement and working with women and children affected by domestic abuse.
Counselling for Adults:
Since 2014, I have worked with adults in a variety of situations, primarily with a psychodynamic focus, which references how our past experiences influence how we live our lives today. I have also counselled couples experiencing relationship issues having undergone Introduction to Couples Counselling training (couplescounsellingtraining.com following Imago Relationship Therapy model).
I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire in 2011. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.