Alma Henderson. L5 Adv.Dip, Reg MBACP
Sometimes life’s tough, even overwhelming. It can feel like a lonely place. If you’re experiencing difficult or complex issues, or simply want to understand yourself better, perhaps all you need is for someone to listen. I offer a safe, nurturing space to help you better understand your thoughts and emotions.
Counselling can help you examine and express your thoughts and feelings 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 with this in mind, 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.
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: grief/bereavement, miscarriage, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual/emotional abuse, self-esteem, bullying, body image, avoidant personality disorders, relationship issues and sight loss.
Advanced Certificate in Counselling skills and Theory
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
L5 Diploma in Counselling practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sight loss issues
I offer short and long-term therapy.
Each session costs £60 and lasts 50 minutes.
Some reduced rates are available for students, those on benefits or low income – please do get in touch for more information.
My private practice is based in a quiet area of St Albans, Hertfordshire.
I am a registered member of the BACP and as such follow and abide by their Code of Ethics. I am committed to continuously working on my personal development and have regular clinical supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability on Mondays and Thursdays between 9.30-2pm
Types of client