Ros Purcell

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2
01442 390984 01442 390984 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor registered with UKCP and accredited by the BACP, with over 20 years of experience of working with individuals with a wide range of issues.

I trained for six years with the Herts and Beds Pastoral Foundation (now Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation), part of the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, gaining the Advanced Diploma in 1998.

In my private practice I usually work in an open-ended way offering an opportunity for clients to explore areas of difficulty, understand themselves and their relationships better and make more informed life choices. I can also offer time-limited counselling where that is appropriate, focusing on a specific area for an agreed number of sessions, enabling people to manage their lives more effectively.

As well as my private practice, I work for the NHS and several employee assistance programmes. I also plan and teach counselling courses in a further education college.

I am a qualified supervisor and work with individuals and groups offering clinical supervision to help counsellors reflect on their work.

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I have regular supervision to help me to reflect on my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD)
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
City and Guilds Certificate in Further Educaion Teaching, stage one - level 4
Primary Care Counsellor
Additional short-term training including cognitive behavioural therapy, anger management, time-limited therapy, sexual and relationship difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self-image or identity
Living with illness in yourself or as a carer for others
Looking for greater meaning in life
Self-exploration

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My fee is £50 per session. Reduced fees may be possible in some circumstances - we can discuss this when we meet.

Further information

Unfortunately I cannot offer wheelchair access as there are two steps to the door.

Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Supervision

I trained as a supervisor in 2012 gaining a Diploma in Clinical Supervision with the CPPD Counselling School.

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Ros Purcell

Ros Purcell