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About me

**I am currently offering telephone or online counselling with a view of returning to face to face practise soon **

Lets face it, this past year has been horrendous, tough and challenging. You may have experienced or watched loved ones experience anxiety, overwhelm, depression, suicidal thoughts, self harm and a whole host of others.

You are not alone. Whatever you are going through, whether it's a complex issue, an upheaval or you just need some space and time of your own to process, then get in touch. Counselling can help.

I offer a safe, supportive and nurturing place to help you examine and express your thoughts and feelings. I can help you get back to a more balanced life by providing a confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can explore and reflect upon the issues which have brought you to seek support,

I understand that it may be daunting embarking on counselling, and it takes courage to contact a counsellor. It’s important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose and so I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to allow you to discuss your concerns and ask any questions. If after that you decide you would like to begin counselling with me, we can agree on a time and day.

I'm a Registered and Accredited member of the NCS

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Although I have trained in many modalities, my core training is in Person-Centred therapy. This assumes that we are all unique individuals who instinctively know what is needed in order to thrive. I may use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help understand your concerns, but you are the expert in knowing what’s best for you. You may just need a bit of support and guidance to help you find your solutions.

I have experience working in diverse settings with people of all ages, different cultures and struggling with a range of issues including: sight loss, cultural displacement, grief/bereavement, miscarriage, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual/emotional abuse, self-esteem, bullying, body image, avoidant personality disorders and relationship issues.

Advanced Certificate in Counselling skills and Theory
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
L5 Diploma in Counselling practice

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Sight Loss issues

Cultural Displacement

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer short and long-term therapy.

Each session costs £60 and lasts 50 minutes.

Reduced rates of £45 are available for students, those on benefits or low income – please do get in touch for more information.

I also offer a one-off session of 90 mins for £90 if you need some space to process but are still undecided whether it is the right journey for you at this point in time.

My private practice is based in a quiet area of St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My working hours are between 9.30 am - 2pm and some evenings between 5pm-9pm. I occasionally have a slot at 4pm. Please get in touch for more information.

Further information

I'm an Accredited member with the NCS and as such follow and abide by their Code of Ethics.

I'm committed to continuously working on my personal development and have regular clinical supervision.

I am currently in training to become a Clinical Supervisor

St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Languages offered

Spanish

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Alma Henderson. L5 Adv.Dip, Reg MNCS (Accred.)

Alma Henderson. L5 Adv.Dip, Reg MNCS (Accred.)