Allison Navarro

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MA in Psychotherapy, UKCP, MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Supervisor and I offer a welcoming, safe space where we can think together about what is important for you. This is a space where you will feel supported and heard.  I am able to create trusting relationships with my clients which opens up a space in which to safely explore thoughts and feelings.  In this way the therapeutic relationship becomes a healing one.  I have extensive experience in helping clients to overcome anxiety and/or depression.  

I am not a 'silent' therapist.  I engage thoroughly in the here and now with you during our sessions and am able to draw on a wide variety of creative techniques in order to help you to understand yourself so much better.  Through understanding yourself in a new way,  you will develop personally and be able to make healthy choices from a place of good self-esteem.  This brings greater freedom and happiness to your life.

I am a Masters degree qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, registered with both BACP and UKCP.  My initial training is in Psychosynthesis, which is part of a growing  movement of holistic and psycho-spiritual development approaches.  At its heart lies the understanding that bringing curiosity to our struggles and pain enables us to include all aspects of ourselves.  In doing this we become psychologically whole and begin to experience more joy and lightness; this is the connection to our True Self which we all search for at some level.  

It is well documented that one of the most healing aspects of therapy is the unique relationship between client and therapist.  It is the quality of this relationship which helps you to get beneath the surface and bring to light things which may have been holding you back.  Working with me will feel like a conversation; one which helps you to process and make sense of what is happening and arrive at a place of renewed self acceptance and self confidence.

I have developed experience in creatively using mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you achieve freedom from distressing and overwhelming emotional and mental states and I am happy to work with you in this way if desired. I also draw on methods such as Compassionate Inquiry and a method of self enquiry developed by Byron Katie, to help you to investigate and swiftly change habitual unhelpful patterns of thinking. These techniques often have an incredibly positive impact on relationships with others, along with an experience of increased peace and self-esteem.

How Counselling can help

The aim of therapy in this context is to emerge from your difficulties with the energy, motivation and confidence to follow your own path, and with far greater compassion towards yourself. 

Supervision

I have a Certificate in Supervision with Soul from Re-vision, and whilst working towards UKCP Supervisor accreditation I am offering affordable Supervision.  Please contact me if you are interested in clinical Supervision with me.

Areas in which I work

I work with a wide range of issues, and have a specialist interest and experience in the following areas;

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • self harm
  • eating disorders
  • young people
  • loss and bereavement
  • relationship issues
  • anger management
  • abuse
  • domestic violence
  • low self esteem
  • spiritual questioning and concerns

What to expect in your first session

During our first consultation I will put you at your ease and we'll talk about what brings you to counselling at this point in your life.  I will talk a little about what you can expect from me and from counselling and you'll be able to ask me any questions you may have. The aim of the first session is for you to get a feel for what it might be like to work with me so that you can make an informed choice about continuing with me.

Where I work

I am located in the historic village of Ashwell which lies on the borders of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  I work in a peaceful and private converted Victorian washhouse in my garden, surrounded by flowers and greenery.  There is free parking outside my home.  I also offer online sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Psychotherapy (University of Middlesex)
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Supervision (Re-vision)

I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development workshops and courses and remain up to date on current thinking and approaches to psychotherapy and counselling.

My experience includes working in a University with young adults dealing with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to self harm and eating disorders, volunteering in a Women’s Refuge and running a private practice.

I am a fully insured member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by their Code of Ethics.

Member organisations

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I charge £65 for a 60 minute session

Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Zoom
Allison Navarro
Allison Navarro