Edwina HawkridgeCounselling in Stamford, and City of London

Benefits of Counselling

Taking that first step to enter into counselling can be daunting, you may feel anxious about what it will be like and worried about discussing your personal circumstances with a stranger. These worries are understandable and normal.

In my experience counselling can help with a range of issues from anxiety, depression and low mood, to work related stress, identity concerns, relationship issues, abuse and eating disorders. The benefits from having counselling are numerous counselling can help to reduce stress, promote better sleep, improve your work/life balance, reduce arguments, promote greater intimacy, expand your resilience, assist with better decision making and increase greater self-awareness, all of which provides a greater sense of wellbeing.

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When you meet with me, or another counsellor it's important to remember that counselling is for you, it's important to feel comfortable with your counsellor and that you feel they are listening to you without judgement and trying to understand your situation.
Counselling is collaborative, I will work with you to fully understand your situation, my approach is warm and supportive so that together we can explore your concerns and any deep seated issues which are holding you back and impacting your ability to get the most out of life.

My theoretical approach is humanistic an integration of person centred approach and object relations. This means that I am able to apply theory to help provide you with different insight into your issue. The foundation of my theory is that you, with guidance have the ability to overcome adversity and make changes. I work with you to really hear, understand and help you.


"Edwina helped me work through my issues, I now feel so much happier"-T.K

"My weight, mindset and shape have changed, I no longer stress about diets, I am so much happier in my own skin, I can't thank you enough"- V.S

"Therapy with Edwina has been a lifesaver" - Client - P.M

"The support I have received has been invaluable" - Client S.R

"Thank you for all your help I can honestly say I don't know where I'd be without you" - Client L.A

"You really took the time to understand me"-A.H

What I work with

It is not unusual to feel nervous before you come to counselling for the first time, so don’t worry if you do, the first session can come with feelings of anxiousness and apprehension but let me reassure you, you're in safe and experienced hands. Over the years I have had requests from up and down the country to work with people who need my specialist help therefore I have expanded my practice to include working through video call so that I can support more people with their concerns from weight management to anxiety, depression and relationship issues to name a few.

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Evidence has shown that counselling can help with a range of concerns. I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with:

  • Depression/Low mood
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management

  • Work Related Issues
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Death, Loss and Bereavement

  • Parenting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Addictions – Drugs, Gambling, Alcohol
  • Abuse – Physical, Emotional, Sexual

    If you are struggling with any of these issues please get in touch to see how I can help you.

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