Are you facing a challenging decision? Are you struggling with loss? Maybe you're trying to find meaning in your life, or you're dealing with a relationship breakdown. People from all walks of life seek counselling for a wide range of reasons, and counselling is as unique as you are.
Having a confidential and neutral space to explore your thoughts and feelings with a non-judgemental professional can help you to make sense of the challenges life throws at you. Counselling can help you find clarity and make decisions that are right for you.
I'm Astrid and I'm a chartered psychologist and person-centred counsellor. I offer individual counselling to adults (18+) in person at my Suffolk-based practice, or remotely via Zoom or telephone to anyone in the UK.
I specialise in life transitions and identity exploration - perhaps you've had a life-changing diagnosis, relationship difficulties, or are considering making a significant career change. I'm interested in how we negotiate these transitions, exploring the decision-making process, and supporting clients at "forks in the road".
Want to know more? Book a free consultation (via Zoom or phone) to ask me any questions about the way I work, and see how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I first came to psychology when I completed my Masters degree at the University of East London in 2011. I followed this with a Masters in health psychology at the University of Surrey in 2014.
Before completing my person-centred counselling training (Diploma of Higher Education, Colchester Institute), I worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and a Community Cancer Support Team in Suffolk.
In 2018, I completed my PhD at the University of East Anglia. I conducted in-depth interviews with nurses coordinating a new hospital care pathway. This work helped me to appreciate the complexity of interpersonal relationships, and I realised how much I valued the process of supporting people to explore their challenges in a non-judgemental and confidential space.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity exploration, existential issues, life transitions
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£70 per session; reduced fees for students and low income