Colin Cramphorn PGDip, Registered MBACP
Are you struggling with certain aspects of your life right now, affecting how you feel about yourself and others?
Is this leaving you feeling less confident, more anxious and upset than normal and causing difficulties with relationships at home or work?
You might be feeling so overwhelmed or depressed with everything that you are unable to make simple decisions, or get anything done; you may feel a burden to family and friends.
It might be helpful to discuss your problems and concerns with somebody outside of your normal surroundings.
I can offer you a safe, secure and confidential space, in a non-judgemental environment, where your difficulties can be worked through; you will be listened to, not told what to do.
I am a fully qualified, registered counsellor, with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My private counselling service is based in Markyate, near St Albans, where I will offer you a comfortable and confidential space to work in.
My approach to counselling is flexible, sensitive, respectful, and adapted to your personal needs.
I will support you while we explore the difficult and painful feelings you are experiencing, so that you can begin to make sense of them.Gaining this awareness can begin to empower you to make changes in your life that can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling way of living your life.
I am passionate about my work as well as the long term benefits of 'talking therapies' and am totally committed to making a difference to my clients' lives.
I also offer counselling sessions via Skype-please see below for more details (under 'other areas of counselling').
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified psychodynamic 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 currently work in private practice and for the highly respected Counselling team at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living. I also have experience of mentoring young people in care.
I have particular experience and interest in working with issues around:
- bereavement and loss
I work with adults and adolescents (male and female), on an individual basis.
Dependant on the nature of your current problem, we can agree to work on a short or longer term basis, or alternatively, we can adjust to your needs as we progress; there is no limit to the number of sessions a client can receive, therapy is allowed to come to a natural end to meet the needs of each individual client.
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.
I hold an enhanced DBS check as well as private indemnity insurance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you are unable to get to me for a face to face session then you might want to consider counselling via Skype?
Online counselling has a number of advantages and is becoming increasingly popular. It is easy to set up and remains confidential. There is no need for you to travel to sessions, you can join me from wherever is most convenient for you - and if your work pattern is unpredictable, or you travel, then you can still meet me online for regular counselling sessions.
My fee is £45 per 50 minute session; limited concessions may be available on an individual, discretionary basis (including counselling students).
My fee for an initial assessment is £30 (60 minutes)
My practice is located in the quiet Hertfordshire village of Markyate, close to Harpenden, St Albans, Dunstable, Redbourn and Luton, and only5 minutes from J9/10 of the M1
Private parking available directly behind my house or free parking in the street outside.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I hold my sessions in the afternoon and evenings, Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings
Types of client