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Psychotherapeutic counsellor offering online and in-person support for adults and young people (age 16+), conveniently located at the Willow Herbal Centre in Romford.

If you are struggling with something, no matter how big, small or unclear it seems, please get in touch for an informal chat about how I can help you find your way forward.

Linda Hillery smiling

BSc (Hons)  /  MBACP

 Qualified & Experienced

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Fully Insured & Enhanced DBS Checked 


I work Integratively, tailoring therapy specifically to your needs, drawing additionally from more creative counselling tools and techniques to help clients express themselves

when words alone are not enough

Hello and welcome,

There may be many reasons why you found your way here today, but I am glad you did.

Life is unpredictable; it can be difficult and messy and our world can be turned upside down in a heartbeat.  We all struggle at times and this can leave us thinking, feeling or behaving in ways we do not understand.  Perhaps feeling sad, angry, worried, lost, stuck, hopeless, numb or just confused, wanting something to be different or to change, but not being able to find a way forward. Maybe you don't feel like yourself, you don't know who you are, or you don't like the person you have become?

If this sounds like you, then please get in touch.

I offer a warm, welcoming, safe and confidential space away from the pressures of your everyday life, where you can be heard.  A space where you will be supported to explore what is going on for you, and where you can begin to make sense of things.   

Talking things through with someone who is trained to listen, and who will not judge you or tell you what to do, can help you understand yourself and your situation better. With greater self-awareness and insight, you can discover new solutions and start to move forward towards living your life the way you want to live it, learning tools and techniques along the way to help you better cope with life’s inevitable challenges.​ 

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A safe space where you will be heard

Counselling can be helpful for people from all walks of life and for all kinds of issues, no matter how big, or how small, or how unclear they may seem.

I work with adults and young people with a variety of difficulties. Having previously worked at various agencies and schools across Havering and Essex, I practice across a wide area of issues, including those relating specifically to young adults.  Some of my areas of experience and interest are listed below but if you can't see what you need, please feel free to get in touch:

  • Abuse

  • Anxiety 

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Depression or low mood

  • Family or childhood challenges

  • Lack of motivation or direction 

  • Life changes, including divorce, separation, becoming a parent or step-parent, infertility, relocation, retirement, redundancy, empty nest, dealing with a medical diagnosis or disability etc.

  • Loneliness or isolation

  • Loss, including loved ones, pets, identity, job, meaning, purpose or direction 

  • Low confidence

  • Low self-esteem

  • Relationship/friendship issues

  • Self-harm

  • Stress

  • Feeling stuck

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Workplace/uni/college/school issues

Areas of expertise

Areas of expertise

Support for young people

Adolescence can be a tough time for a young person as they transition from childhood into adulthood.

They have to cope with the strong feelings and physical changes that are very much part of adolescence. Alongside this, they may feel insecure or confused about who they are and wonder about how they fit in the world around them. They may begin to take some risks as they explore their independence, experimenting with different roles, activities and behaviours.  However challenging this might feel for parents, it is all part of the process of developing their own identity and direction in life.

During this time they may need some help with their problems and worries. No matter how well they get on with their parents, adolescents may find it hard to talk to them and this is where it can help to talk to someone outside of their network of family and friends. As well as the areas listed above, Counselling can be helpful for young people experiencing the following issues:

  • Anxiety/social anxiety

  • Body image

  • Bullying

  • Exam stress

  • Family relationships

  • Feeling under pressure

  • Friendships

  • Low self-esteem/low confidence

  • Managing schoolwork

  • Perfectionism

  • Procrastination

  • Relationships

  • Stress

  • Transitions to 6th form/college/uni

The Young Minds website has some great insights and useful resources for young people, as well as parents & carers, on a wide range of issues including navigating how to get support from your GP and CAMHS.
If you still have some questions about young people's counselling and how I work, please take a look at my Information for Parents & Carers or get in touch for a chat.

Get in touch

Do you have any questions about counselling? Are you unclear about whether counselling is right for you? Do you want to chat about how I might be able to help your young person? Perhaps you are unsure if I am the right fit for what you need?

If so, please get in touch.

I offer a free 20-minute informal and confidential telephone conversation with no obligation. If I can't help you, I will do my best to signpost you to someone who can.

Linda Hillery Counselling

Willow Herbal Centre

2, The Drive

Romford RM3 0DU

Thank you for getting in touch. I aim to respond within 48hours excluding weekends and Bank Holidays

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