Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS MBACP (Accred)
2/8 Victoria Avenue
020 7060 0907 / 01442 655010 / 07967 921 933
I am a professionally qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with 15 years experience, providing individual and couple counselling, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), on a short-term and long-term basis in an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Sessions take place in a caring and professional environment, which is sufficiently challenging to effect change. Working together we can help you gain better understanding of yourself, to overcome obstacles in your life, and reach your goals.
I work with people on a wide range of issues. My expertise lies in the areas of: anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, depression, anger management, stress and sexuality.
There are a number of different approaches to counselling. I work primarily using CBT, Schema Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), which all have a strong evidence base. The quality of the therapeutic relationship contributes to a positive outcome in counselling, which is very important in my work.
I offer a non-judgemental approach, without discrimination on such grounds as sex, race, religion, class, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
For information on my practice in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire please see my website for that location: www.counselling-berkhamsted.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in various settings within the private sector, NHS and voluntary sector.
My experience of working with clients encompasses a wide range of issues with clients from all walks of life, including different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations.
My qualifications include:
BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Counselling Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society), Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
I am an individual member of the following professional bodies and abide by their codes of ethics and am bound by their complaints procedures: the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) including its Division of Counselling Psychology.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
I have also attended numerous courses in specialist areas, including: Anger, Anxiety, Bisexuality, Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Couple Counselling, Depression, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Health Anxiety, Mindfulness, Nutrition and Mental Health, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, Schema Therapy and Social Anxiety Disorder.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adjusting to changes in your life
Lesbian, gay or bisexual identity
Sexual minority issues
Unhappiness in childhood
At my London site the initial consultation is £65 (5pm and earlier) and £70 (6pm and later) for individuals and £85 (5pm and earlier) and £90 (6pm and later) for couples. Subsequent sessions are on a sliding scale based on income, £50-£85 (5pm and earlier) and £55-£90 (6pm and later) for individuals and £70-£105 (5pm and earlier) and £75-£110 (6pm and later) for couples.
At my Berkhamsted site the fee is £65 (5pm and earlier) and £70 (6pm and later) for individuals and £85 (5pm and earlier) and £90 (6pm and later) for couples.
I am registered with PruHealth.
My London site: Longcroft House is at the end of Victoria Avenue, which is conveniently situated just off Bishopsgate on the opposite side of the road to Liverpool Street rail station (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan tube lines and national rail lines). Fenchurch Street and Shoreditch High Street stations are also within walking distance.
My Berkhamsted site: Carmenta Life is a 5 minute walk from Berkhamsted Rail Station. Accessible from Hemel Hempstead, Chesham, Tring, Apsley, Kings Langley, Amersham, Aylesbury and neighbouring towns and villages.
Parking is not available on site at either location.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Liverpool Street, London - Tue 12.00-9.50pm, Wed 12.00-8.20pm and Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire - Mon 12.30-9.50pm.
Types of client