Albyn Leah Hall
Are you getting through life or are you living it?
Do you long to change your life but find yourself stuck in negative patterns?
Do you feel overwhelmed by conflicting choices? Or do you feel a general loss of energy and motivation without really knowing why?
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loneliness, addiction, eating disorders and/or body image issues, professional frustration, envy, or difficulties with family or relationships?
Whatever your situation, I will provide you with a safe and confidential environment within which to explore your issues. It is not my aim to judge, but to challenge established ways of thinking and being, enabling new choices and changes to be made.
You are the author of your own life, though you may not feel that way. Together we can change your story and help you live a life that is fulfilling and authentic to you.
My work involves a thorough approach in which we will examine every aspect of what makes life meaningful for you, as well as those obstacles which prevent you from fulfilling your potential. In keeping with this, I am just as interested in your life today as in your past; in the conscious choices you make as well as your more mysterious reasons for making them. Though it is my aim to help you make better choices for yourself, I may sometimes offer tangible or practical suggestions when I feel it is appropriate.
I place a strong emphasis on you as an individual. While I am well versed in a number of theoretical approaches, it is not my desire to impose a textbook theory of 'normal' or 'ought' upon you. Rather, I hope to facilitate an environment in which you can find your own voice and, with it, a life more fulfilling to your particular needs and wishes.
Before we commit to a course of therapy, I usually suggest we meet for an initial (free) session. This will enable us to discuss your reasons for coming to therapy as well as to get a sense of how we might work together. In this session, you will also have the opportunity to address any questions you have about the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I did my foundation and Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy at Regents College, London, graduating in 1998. I have worked in both the public and private sectors. I began working as a therapist in 1997 and set up private practice, in conjunction with the founding of APCC, in 1999. I subsequently completed a diploma course in Integrative Supervision at the Minster Centre, London, in 2001.
I have also taught on the Regents College foundation course in counselling and psychotherapy. Today, I privately supervise psychotherapy students on academic essays and dissertations.
I am both UKCP and BACP registered. I am fully insured.
I am also a founder member of APCC (Association of Psychotherapy in Camden), working alongside other experienced practitioners, including bilingual therapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My top asking price is £65. However, as I strongly feel that therapy should be affordable to those on lower incomes, I may vary my fees according to what you can afford. My initial consultation is free.
As specified in my Supervision section, I am also a qualified supervisor and can, at times, provide low cost supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have some availability.
Supervision & training
In addition to being an experienced psychotherapist, I am an integrative supervisor.View supervision profile