Why did this happen?
Is this the question that you keep asking? Perhaps along with:
What went wrong?
What did I do wrong?
Why can't I get any answers?
Why do I have to wait until I've had three miscarriages to get any help?
What can I do to prevent it happening again?
Maybe you have found that people don't know what to say or say things that make you feel worse. They don't understand your grief and are hurrying you to move along.
If you're here, maybe you wonder if I can help?
There's no magic answer but what I can say is that I will listen to you with compassion and the understanding of someone who has been there.
Above all know that you are not alone.
Hello, I'm Polly!
I'm a fully qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist with a special interest in working with people who are grieving their baby or babies lost during the journey to become parents. Having experienced pregnancy loss myself, I realise that there is a way to recover from the unbearable pain it can cause.
I see clients on a one to one basis in person, via Zoom or walking in the Hertfordshire countryside.
I work with each client in a unique way, tailoring my training in different theories to meet the individual needs of each person.
The qualifications I hold are:
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Certificates in Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies CPCA
When I'm not seeing clients I spend my free time doing yoga and walking my dog.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I arrange to see you?
Please email, phone or text me to arrange an initial appointment.
What happens when I contact you?
We'll arrange to have 15-minute phonecall. This is a free, no obligation, chat where I'll explain a little about how I work and you can give me an overview of what's going on for you. If we think that we click and would work well together then we can go on to arrange our first session.
What will happen at my first session?
The first session is a getting to know you meeting and we'll spend some time going into more detail about your background and what brings you to therapy.
I know that taking the first step to contact a therapist can be difficult and I aim to make you as comfortable as possible. Therefore, I carry out all first sessions online so that you can be in the comfort of your own home. If being at home is a challenge for you then we can talk about other ways to have the session.
When do you have available sessions?
I offer appointments both during the day and evening on weekdays and on Saturday mornings.
Do you offer face-to-face, online or walking therapy?
During the Covid-19 pandemic sessions are offered online, face to face or walking dependent on current local restrictions..
Where are you based?
My practice room is located in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Walking sessions are held at Ashridge National Trust Park and Tring Park.
What are your fees?
My fees are £80 for a 50 minute session.
07808 303 715