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About me

If you’re feeling anxious, lost, low, or you think you might be depressed, and you’re looking for someone who will listen to you, support you, and help you make sense of what’s going on in your life, please get in touch.

I put respect, listening and integrity at the heart of what I do. I offer you a confidential, safe and supportive space to talk about your feelings and what is going on in your life.

Sometimes problems can happen quite suddenly after a life event like a loss, bereavement, financial and work worries, or a relationship break-up.

Sometimes it feels like the problem has always been there but it’s got worse, or that now is the time to act.

Whether the problems are new, or feel like they have always been there, I will work with you to process what's going on today, how that might relate to things that have happened in the past, and how you can make changes to live a more fulfilling life in the future.

I'm an experienced, qualified and BACP-registered therapist. I work with people who have anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, stress and depression among other issues.

I believe that no matter how tough and upsetting life feels right now, there is hope, that we can work together to help you move forward. Perhaps, by looking on this site, you're saying to yourself that you want things to be better, that you have hope that they can change.

If you have questions about how we could work together, I am very happy to have a chat on the phone or by email, with no obligation. We can then arrange an initial consultation session.

I am available to see you in-person in Clerkenwell, London EC1 (near to Farringdon and the Angel Islington in London N1) and in St Albans, a few minutes walk from St Albans City train station. Online (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime) and phone sessions are also available.

I offer long-term, open-ended therapy or short-term, depending on what is best for each client and what works for you. It's generally once-weekly but we can discuss that being more, or less, frequent if you wish.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

I trained on the MSc course in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling at Birkbeck, University of London.

I have worked with MIND and with Sutton Counselling, a community counselling service.

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions are £50 to £70.

I keep some low-fee sessions each week for people who are in financial need and am happy to discuss this once you get in touch.

I am happy to have a conversation on the phone if you have any questions or are unsure about starting therapy.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am now able to offer in-person counselling again: both of the locations I work out of have sensible and thorough Covid safety measures in place. I can also offer online and phone sessions.

9 Coldbath Square
Clerkenwell
London
EC1R 5HL

St Albans Rooms
21 Victoria Street
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3JJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Al Tyers - Psychotherapist and Counsellor - MBACP

Al Tyers - Psychotherapist and Counsellor - MBACP