Counselling and therapy in Brentwood and Hornchurch
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My name is Arlette and I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor and integrative psychotherapist working in private practice. I counsel from two locations based in Brentwood and Hornchurch. I am within easy reach of Brentwood Station and the M25 and also Hornchurch and Romford town centres. My counselling premises are light and inviting and parking is available at both locations.
I know from my own personal experience of depression and anxiety that the daily challenges of life can be difficult and distressing. It's easy to feel stuck or overwhelmed by circumstances or particular life situations. Whilst family and friends can be a great source of support it’s not always easy to confide in those closest to you. At times like these talking to someone who is not personally involved, like a counsellor, can make a big difference.
Seeking counselling is a sign of strength, not weakness. It shows that you have courage and are willing to embark on a journey of change to make the most of you. However it is important to remember that no matter what the nature of the presenting issues or symptoms may be (and these can be complex at times) we are all human. Therefore it helps to differentiate between the two and to develop an understanding of the nature of our unique human experience.
I am aware that taking that first step is both incredibly brave and daunting but psychotherapy encourages you to think about yourself more deeply and to develop a greater sense of self awareness. It offers an opportunity to take charge of your life, enabling you to live it more fully. I truly believe that everyone has the capacity to grow, develop and make changes. My aim is to respond to your stories in whatever way is best for you and your specific needs.
I have experience working with the following issues
I will be happy to answer any questions you have about psychotherapy or about the way I work and you can get a sense of what it feels like to talk to me. If you would like to continue to work together, we will normally meet for 50 minute counselling session at the same time each week.
Thank you for your interest. If you would like to make an appointment with me, please do not hesitate to contact me.