Alice Sumpter

Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9SP
07702850550 07702850550 Registered / Accredited
Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9SP

About me



All of us, at certain points in our lives will experience situations which are difficult to overcome alone. Most of the problems we struggle with involve relationships whether it is at home with partners and family,at work,school, college or with friends. These issues can leave us feeling very alone, anxious, frightened and stressed. Counselling provides a safe place to talk, to make sense of feelings and help you work out what you want for yourself.

Counselling

I can help you on a one to one basis  deal with issues that are having an impact on your relationships such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, past sexual abuse, alcohol and drugs.
I can also help you find a way to come to terms with life changes such as retirement, job loss and chronic illness or maybe you feel lost or stuck and need help to, reach some clarity, a different perspective and to find a way forward.

If you come as a couple or as an individual I can work with you  to untangle the issues that are getting in the way of you having a good fulfilling relationship  or I can offer support to work on a specific problem such as communication or dealing with the ending of a relationship or problems finding the right relationship.

My Experience

I
am a BACP Accredited counsellor with 19 years experience of working with individuals and couples.

I worked for Relate, the relationship specialists and went on to develop my work in my private practice, with a charity and with the NHS.
I have worked with young people in and out of school and delivered courses to adults and young people developing emotional literacy and support in taking charge of their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling

Further training includes:
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
Counselling for Depression
Brief Solution Focused Training
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mindfulness
Short term Psychodynamic Counselling
Working with Adult survivors of sexual abuse

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Communication work with couples

Fees

£ 45 per 50 minute session for individuals and £55 for couples

The full charge will apply to cancellations unless I can see you at an alternative time within the same week.

Woodside House
18 Walsworth Rd
Hitchin
Herts
SG4 9SP

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

Availability

Wednesday pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Alice Sumpter

Alice Sumpter