I am professional counsellor with over 19 years experience, practising in St Albans close to the City station. I hold a Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Tavistock Clinic and offer both long term and brief therapy to individuals. My work is psychodynamic, meaning that I base my approach on the acceptance that we are all products of our previous life experiences and that these can affect us in ways we may not be aware of. I offer a confidential and reliable relationship which allows you to say whatever is on your mind - in this way we can explore together the feelings and patterns of behaviour which may be troubling you so that an understanding can emerge. This can lead to a greater freedom and sense of wellbeing in your life and better use of your inner resources.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience includes working for a counselling agency, employee assistance programmes and in private practice. I am an associate member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and a senior accredited member of BACP. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Retirement issues. Long term general unhappiness.
I charge £50+ for each of two initial consultations. Arrangements for future fees will be mutually agreed as appropriate. Some concessions are available.
If you would like to make an initial appointment to explore the possibility of counselling please telephone me on 01727 863571. If I am not able to answer your call straight away, please leave a short message and I will return your call as soon as I can. Alternatively please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be asking yourself 'is counselling suitable for me?'
The answer is 'yes' if you are:
Feeling the need for changes in your life
Trying to cope with painful feelings
Interested in 'what makes you tick' ie exploring
yourself and your relationships.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current availability is Monday and Tuesday evenings and daytime.