Clare Papamichael

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Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7UL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and have done Post Graduate training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Couple Counselling (Relate Trained) and Supervision of Psychotherapy.(WPF). I am BACP accredited, registered with UKCP and a member of FPC, I abide by these codes of professional conduct. The type of Counselling I can offer is; Long term open ended Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couple Counselling and Supervision of Psychotherapy/Counselling.
Sessions are weekly, usually at the same time. I can also offer Counsellor Supervision for individuals & groups. I have worked for 24 years as a Counsellor and Assessment Counsellor and have worked for 14 years as a Supervisor of Psychotherapists. Prior to this I worked for many years as a psychologist and RGN/RMN  within the NHS in Forensic Psychiatry.

The personal relationship is important in this type of work and I believe that I am warm, non judgemental and able to empathise with most human experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Hons Degree in Psychology
  • Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)
  • Post Graduate Cert in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) (WPF)
  • Post Grad Cert in Relate Couple Counselling (Systemic Psychotherapy)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision (WPF)
  • BACP Accredited
  • UKCP Registered (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists)
  • UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor
  • BAPPS (British Association of Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Supervision)
  • Member of FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling)
  • In addition to my private practice I have worked for many years as a Counsellor, Assessor & Supervisor within a network of charitable Counselling Centres linked to a training organisatio
  • I have many years experience in Mental health (NHS) Psychologist, Registered General/Psychiatric Nurse.
  • Career Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Loneliness, depression and anxiety.
  • Bereavement or loss.
  • Emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
  • Difficulties in relationships.
  • Issues around sexuality or gender.
  • Retirement, redundancy, unemployment.
  • Looking for meaning in life.
  • Addiction, eating disorder, self harm.
  • Low confidence,poor self image.
  • Life change or crisis.
  • Supervision of Counselling/Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session

Additional information

  • £65. 00per session - individuals.
  • £65. 00 per session - supervision of counselling/ psychotherapy.
  • £75. 00 per session -couples.
  • Some reduction available depending on circumstances and for counselling / therapy students.

Further information

My consulting room is in Brookmans Park and there is ample parking.
I am more then happy to discuss any concerns or questions over the telephone or by email.
The decision to come for Counselling is a big one and we can meet and have a one off session to discuss your options if you would prefer this.

29 The Gardens, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7UL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a qualified Supervisor of Psychotherapists and am experienced in both individual and group supervision, both privately and for a large Counselling Charity.

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Clare Papamichael
Clare Papamichael