Judith Herbert Counselling

When life feels impossible,
when you feel ‘stuck’,
when no one seems to understand…
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, I’m offering a free 15 minute initial assessment and reduced rate sessions.

We may find that at this very difficult time, our thoughts and feelings can easily turn to terror and panic, as we face the unknown. It’s a time when we may feel we are not in control of our lives in the most fundamental sense.

YOU DON’T NEED TO FACE THIS ALONE, please contact me for details.

I can help you

When you choose counselling with me you will find empathy and acceptance in a safe space. These are just some of the issues I work with:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Grief/bereavement
  • Anxiety/Panic attacks
  • Performance nerves
  • Depression
  • Feeling ‘stuck’
  • Anger – understanding my feelings
  • Self-acceptance
  • Abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality

As an accredited member of the BPC I am bound within their ethical framework.

Listening without judgement in complete confidence

Whatever you choose to talk about in the consulting room stays in the consulting room. I offer completely confidentiality.

You and I will explore together what is happening for you in a safe space where you can talk freely about anything you want, secure in the knowledge that I will not judge you.

Insight through collaboration

When you choose counselling you are no longer alone with distressing feelings and issues. Through active listening and understanding I will be able gently to explore what may lie behind your issues – looking at unresolved difficulties from earlier significant relationships.

In time, the insight you gain through counselling will help you to begin to function more freely, and painful feelings which once made life seem impossible will feel less overwhelming, so that you can begin to be yourself.

Wouldn’t it be easier if I just chatted to my friends?

The crucial ‘plus’ factors that counselling has which chatting to your friends lacks are that I am professionally trained to listen carefully to what lies behind what you tell me; very often we speak or even lead our lives in a kind of metaphor which obscures underlying buried feelings which we would rather not face.

It’s exactly this ‘not facing’ that can lead to feelings of being blocked or stuck.

Counselling is safe and confidential – you are free to speak about anything you want however you want, safe in the knowledge that I am here only to help you, and will never judge you.

This is something unique to counselling, which friendship – because it is not professionally informed – can’t offer, however genuine and loving a relationship it may be.

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