About me

Have you experienced or watched loved ones suffer with anger, anxiety, overwhelm, depression, suicidal thoughts or self harm? You're not alone. We all need space and time to talk and process our life's experiences. Whether it's a complex issue, an upheaval, a change or you simply need some 'me' time to talk things through then counselling can help.

I offer a safe, supportive and nurturing place to help you examine and express your thoughts and feelings. It's a space just for you, no judgements. I'll help and support you in exploring and reflecting upon the issues which have brought you to seek support,

Embarking on a counselling journey can be scary. Choosing a counsellor can be scary. It’s really important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose, it has to fit well with you. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss any concerns or ask any questions. If after you decide you would like to begin counselling with me, we can agree on a time and day. Please feel free to email me if you would like an initial call.

I warmly welcome people from all walks of life.

I'm a Registered and Accredited member of the NCS.

I'm also currently in training to become a Clinical Supervisor.

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.

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

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer short and long-term therapy, face-to-face appointments during 09.30- 2pm or evening Zoom/telephone sessions from 4pm- 8pm.

Each session costs £60 and lasts 50 minutes.

Reduced rates are available for students, those on benefits or low income and key workers – 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 qualified to do online therapy and am currently in training to become a Clinical Supervisor both online and in person.

St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Spanish

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Alma Henderson

Alma Henderson