Elizabeth Sach. M.Ed, Reg MBACP, MBPsS, CPCAB Dip.
Relationships are not always easy. Are you looking for someone to talk to in confidence? I am a Relate trained counsellor specialising in relationship counselling. I offer couple and individual counselling in central Harpenden. My aim when working with you is to build up a strong therapeutic relationship based on safety, respect and empathy. I hope this will help you to explore your current position and move forwards towards a stronger sense of personal wellbeing and more fulfilling relationships. I work within a well-established framework, drawing on psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapies in order to tailor my approaches to meet your individual needs. As a registered member of the BACP, I am bound by its ethical code for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I attend regular training events to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up to date. If you would like to discuss how counselling might help you then do please get in touch.
If you decide to contact me (by email, text or phone) I will endeavour to answer you as soon as possible. We can then set up an initial session where we can discuss the issues you bring and consider what you hope to get out of counselling. If you feel happy to continue we can set up a second meeting and make arrangements for ongoing sessions. I will provide you with a clear contract for our future work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my counselling qualifications and experience with Relate and I specialise in relationship counselling, working with both couples and individuals. I have experience of counselling clients presenting with a broad range of issues which include: anxiety, communication difficulties, repetitive rows, affairs and betrayals, parenting and step-parenting concerns, stress, work / financial pressures, separation / divorce and other major life changes (eg. having a baby, retirement). I have a background in psychology and education and have a special interest in Asperger relationships.
My qualifications include:
M.Ed (Cantab) Psychology and Education, 2006
MBPsS Member of British Psychological Society, 2006
FHEA Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2009
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma Relationship Counselling, 2016
Relate Certificate of Proficiency, 2016
Registered member of BACP, 2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Parenting issues (including step-parenting)
- Major life changes eg. retirement.
These are not exhaustive lists and issues are often complex and overlapping.
Individuals: £50 per session; Couples £60 per session. I accept payment by cash or cheque.
I offer a limited number of concessionary sessions for those unable to afford the full fee (daytime only).
Sessions last for a maximum of 1 hour. The first session will introductory, enabling you to see whether you feel comfortable with me, share what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality and assess whether counselling could benefit you.
I see clients in a private consulting room with nearby parking facilities. Harpenden is easily accessible from nearby towns including St. Albans, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn and local villages such as Redbourn and Wheathampstead.
I have professional insurance and supervision to support my practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; Daytime (Monday to Friday) by negotiation.
Types of client