Samantha Biswas MBACP (Accred)
St Barts Close
I am a fully qualifed, accredited and experienced counsellor offering professional, non judgemental and confidential counselling in a safe and quiet environment where you can explore the issues which concern you.
I work with individuals of any age from adolescence upwards and offer short term counselling or longer term psychotherapy according to your needs. I believe that the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is key to the success of any therapy and so suggest an initial consultation with no obligation for you to continue. This meeting will enable you to get a sense of whether I would be the right counsellor for you and you will also have the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have about the counselling process.
When you telephone you may get my answerphone which is confidential. If you leave your name, number and a time you can be contacted, I will return your call.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following counselling qualifications:
Counselling for Depression Accreditation
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills
I have specialist training in bereavement and loss. I have also completed the specialist Counselling for Depression Accreditation which enables me to work in a more focused way with depression.
I am strongly committed to continued professional development and regularly attend conferences and training courses.
I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I hold full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and have an up to date DBS certificate.
In addition to undertaking long term therapy, I am also experienced in working in a time-limited way with a wide range of issues and clients through my part-time work in a GP's counselling service.
I have also worked for two specialist bereavement agencies and counselled for several years in the charitable sector in a Women's Centre.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£50 per 50 minute weekly session.
Some concessionary rates are available to students and those on a low income.
I offer counselling in a private and comfortable environment from my consulting room in St Albans. Disabled access can be provided, and toilet facilities are available.
I am within easy reach of Junctions 21A and 22 of the M25 and Junction 7 of the M1. Parking is unrestricted and free.
I can also be reached via St Albans City train station and my consulting room is on good bus routes.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client