Isidora Valetti MBACP
St Albans, AL2
Experienced and trained in a wide range of issues such as: Anxiety, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Relationship / Family Issues, Affairs, Betrayals, Separation and Divorce, Anger Management, Bereavement, Identity Issues, Abuse (recent and historic), Phobia's and more...
It is sometimes difficult for people to express themselves freely and openly to those who are closest to them. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore and discuss your feelings.
The relationship we build together will help to empower you to develop your self-awareness and allow you to express your feelings in a more authentic way.
Counselling can help bring some clarity where there is confusion, to help resolve past issues, to help change behaviours and to improve relationships.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, working in a quiet, private setting in a St Albans village with off-street parking.
I offer couples counselling: providing you and your partner with a safe and empathic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
Integrative counselling and psychotherapy draws on mainstream theoretical approaches, integrating knowledge and skills from different therapies. As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist my practice focuses on the therapeutic relationship established with clients. I pay attention to how past experiences can be carried across to the present and I am mindful of how this may impact upon the counselling relationship. As well as listening therapeutically I offer the opportunity to work creatively with art materials, objects and simple relaxation techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Couples Counselling Training
Woman's Oppression and Sexual Violence
Substance Awareness Training
Rape Crisis Training
Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
Substance misuse counsellor for CRI
Solution Focused Brief Therapy training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural Adjustment - Adaptation
Issues related to expatriation and immigration
I am also a supervisor and offer supervision for both trainees and qualified counsellors.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
£40 - 1h session
Couples & Families:
£75 - 1h session
Solution Focused Brief Therapy:
Limited number of reduced-fee sessions for those on benefits or low income e.g. students.
I also offer personal counselling for students who are training on Diploma and Degree Counselling/Psychotherapy courses.
I now offer Solution Focused Brief Therapy - SFBT focuses on solutions and is goal-orientated.
Therapy consists of discussions in which clients are encouraged to find their own solutions - This encourages belief that change is constant, clients are experts and have resources and strengths to solve problems and gives emphasis on what is possible and changeable.
I usually see clients in my own Private Practice, but may consider seeing clients in their own home, depending on circumstances.
In addition, I offer Skype online counselling - Skype is free and easy to use and can offer you a counselling experience that is very close to traditional face-to-face counselling in that it allows you and I to see and hear one another, as if we were in the same room.
CRB checked and fully insured.
In line with BACP requirements, I attend regular supervision which helps me support my work, as well as attending regular Continuous Personal Development training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day, evening and weekend sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|