Colin Cramphorn MBACP
How Counselling can help
Right now you might be feeling more anxious and upset than normal, affecting how you feel about yourself, causing difficulties with current relationships at home or at work. It might be helpful to discuss your problems and concerns with somebody outside of your normal surroundings.
Making the decision to contact and then see a counsellor can be a huge step; it may feel daunting or uncomfortable-I will do my best to help alleviate any such worries or concerns that you may have.
My approach to Counselling
My main approach is psychodynamic, which basically means exploring how past experiences (often from very early years of childhood), may be impacting on your present difficulties.The work that we do together will give you space to gain new insights into those difficulties, enabling you to recognise the choices you have in doing things differently, empowering you to make changes to your life, and feel more fulfilled as a result.
I will aim to provide a safe, secure and private place that will allow you to share as much about yourself as you want to. You will not be judged, or have another’s opinions imposed upon you. I will also work at a pace that suits you.
I have particular experience and interest in working with: anxiety and depression; stress; trauma; self-esteem; self-confidence; relationship issues, bereavement and loss; identity issues; masculinity and men’s issues;
I am trained and experienced in working with both male and female clients (adults and adolescents), on either a short or long term basis. My experience encompasses a wide range of emotional difficulties and issues, as well as people from different social and cultural backgrounds.
I also work as a Counsellor for Her Majesty’s Prison Service and at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living as well as a mentoring role for young people in care.
What to expect in your first session
In our first session we will talk about what has brought you to counselling, how I work, and how the process works. Also, for you to ask me any questions that you may have.
We may also discuss, dependant on the nature of your current problem, whether to work on a short term basis, or an open-ended, in depth collaborative journey, that will help you address experiences from your past. I will do my best to work within a schedule that fits in with your own.
Practical details-parking etc
My main practice is in Markyate, 5 minutes from the M1 and less than 15 minutes from the M25; with private parking directly behind the house or easy, free parking in the street outside.
Alternatively, I also have an office in St Albans town centre, with convenient and free parking either directly outside or in nearby streets.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified counsellor with a BACP accredited, Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, from the University of Hertfordshire.
I’m a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: www.bacp.co.uk) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework - this can be viewed by clicking this link (and includes detail on principles around confidentiality): http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
I’m committed to continuing my professional development and as such I regularly attend training events and workshops.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 50 minute session; some concessions may be available on an individual, discretionary basis
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available in the afternoon and evenings, Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings
Types of client