Sangita Bonnie Singh MBACP Reg.

Sangita Bonnie Singh MBACP Reg.

Trestle Arts Base
Russet Drive
St Albans


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Trestle Arts Base
Russet Drive
St Albans


About me

Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Bonnie and I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor working with adults and young people. I offer short term counselling and long term, open ended therapy. Short term counselling can be beneficial for those who wish to deal with a specific issue such as anxiety, or a recent bereavement. Long term therapy is useful for those who wish to work deeper, perhaps with issues they have been living with for most of their lives, or for the purpose of self development. Often people find themselves in repeated situations where they are emotionally compromised. Working deeper allows exploration of why this is so, and works towards finding a way to bring change to habitual behaviour which may be detrimental or which may prevent growth, both emotionally and/or psychologically. It may also be that one simply needs someone to talk to, who will listen empathically and without judgement.

Counselling Adults

Some of the areas that I work with:

Abuse: physical, sexual, domestic, emotional, psychological, financial
Loss or bereavement
Low self esteem
Anxiety, panic attacks
Suicide ideation
Diagnosis of/living with illness and/or disability
Working through trauma
Family/relationship issues
Please see below for other areas I can help with

                                        Confidentiality. Non-judgement. Patience. Empathy

Counselling Young People

One of the areas I specialise in is working with young people from age 11 to 17.
Working with young people has allowed me to understand the many challenges that they face in these current times. Many issues can be overwhelming for the younger client, and for their parents, close family and friends. Often it is extremely difficult for a young person to express what they are feeling or to understand why they feel the way that they do and families don't always know where to turn. Knowing that a young person has an empathic listener in a safe and confidential environment to help them through difficult times is a great comfort and support, moreover for the clients themselves.

Some of the areas that I work with:

Bullying, face to face and/or cyber
Body dismorphia
Eating disorders
Self harm
Suicide ideation
Internet grooming
Friendship problems
Family separation/divorce

                                            Confidentiality. Non-judgement. Patience. Empathy

Group Therapy for Young People

I also offer group therapy for young people aged 11 to 17. These sessions take place in two separate age groups, 11-14 years and 15 -17 years, depending on which group an individual young person feels most comfortable in. There are separate sessions for girls and for boys. Often young people feel they are unable to fully relate their feelings to an adult or feel that they may be completely alone with their problem. Sharing in a small group of similar aged people opens up the realisation that they are not alone; that others go through the same or similar issues. It provides a space of collaborative therapy supervised by myself. The group therapy is also an opportunity to receive affordable support.

I lead and facilitate these sessions and allow the group to bring in what they wish to discuss, ensuring it is a place where each individual should feel safe and supported. For example, an individual may have an issue that is making them lack confidence. During the session I will listen, guide and support the individual and the group. The group can intercept, share and help where possible by perhaps reflecting on their own experiences of a similar issue, or by simply listening and caring. Along with this, interactive activities enabling the group to explore feelings relating to issues raised will be incorporated.
At each session, all participants will abide by an agreement that the group values the ethos of respect and confidentiality for one another.
                                          Confidentiality. Non-judgement. Patience. Empathy

Training, qualifications & experience

WPF Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling
WPF Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Four years counselling adults with The Counselling Foundation, Broxbourne
Two years counselling students/young people at Hertfordshire Regional College
Counselling clients recovering from drug and alcohol addiction at Turning Point
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST suicide first aid)
Hypnotherapy BACP endorsed training, NLP Vision
Mindfulness BACP accredited CPD
Working with Imagery and Dreams BACP accredited CPD
Two years teaching at Albany Montessori Nursery
Twenty five years experience working within the Creative Arts Industry
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registration no: 108641

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual £40 for 50 minute session
Family Mediation £70 for 1 hour session
Young Peoples Group Therapy £10 per session

Further information

As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I am regulated and adhere to a strict code of ethics. The ethical guidelines and practices of the BACP to which I am bound can be viewed via their website

I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate and I am fully insured.

I am proactive with my continued professional development. I regularly attend psychoanalytic seminars and continue to explore and study, both in relation to working with adults and with young people.

I am committed to equal opportunities and welcome everyone irrespective of race, gender, class, culture, marital status, physical ability, religion or sexual orientation.

I also cater for clients with disabilities, please inform me of your needs in advance.

My practice is based in the iconic Trestle Arts Base in St Albans within an idyllic setting near Highfield Park. There is ample free car parking and bus stops nearby with St Albans station being a short bus ride away.

Maps & Directions

St Albans, AL4 0JQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Hindi


Monday-Friday. Please enquire re: weekend appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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