Mandy Williams MBACP
Sometimes life can be hard and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Taking the first step and reaching out to a therapist can seem extremely daunting but with the right help there comes the opportunity for improved wellbeing in your life - I wish you well in choosing the right therapist for you.
I offer a professional and confidential counselling/psychotherapy service where we can look at the difficulties you are experiencing in a safe and holding environment. As an integrative counsellor I am trained in several modalities of counselling. With Person Centred Theory at the core, I incorporate Psychodynamic Theory, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) into our work together so that your individual therapy always suits your individual needs. By exploring your life together you can share your concerns and gain insights into issues that may have arisen from the past or present, and together we can look at ways that may improve your wellbeing, within the support of an ongoing therapeutic relationship.
I see clients at my quiet private practice in Bricket Wood with parking easily available and in central St Albans by appointment.
I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to working within these ethical boundaries. You can find out more about the BACP by visiting their website www.bacp.co.uk.
I offer an optional free 30 minute session where we can meet and discuss if us working together is right for you. I can tell you what you can expect from me and answer any questions you may have. If you decide you would like to enter counselling with me then we can arrange a suitable time of the week to meet.
Our next meet would involve an assessment where we can get a better picture of your life and what has brought you to counselling. From there we can discuss what you feel you may like to focus on and the number of sessions you may require.
Our sessions from there on will each last for 50 minutes
I am fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in counselling studies
CPCAB Certificate in counselling skills
CPCAB Certificate in understanding substance misuse
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Disorder Survivors) Training in working with couples Training in Trauma and Dissociation
Training in Autism
Training in group facilitation Experience of working with individuals with learning disability
Experience of counselling survivors of sexual and historic abuse
BACP register of proficiency
I hold a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate, formerly known as CRB check, for children and vulnerable adults
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Assessment session £60
Ongoing sessions £45
Some concession spaces available
Assessment session £75
Ongoing sessions £60
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client