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BA (Hons) PGDip MBACP

About me

I offer counselling to adults and young people 18+ and work with them face-to-face in Hatfield & St. Albans (Hertfordshire). I do also work online and over the phone.

I am a humanistic integrative therapist. In other words, I have been trained to understand numerous theoretical concepts and work with a wide range of issues. So, what does this mean in practice? It means that I look to draw upon an array of tools that I believe work for you. There is no one size that fits all in therapy.  And, as important as the theory is, in my opinion, the key to successful therapy is the relationship that takes place between us in the room.

There are times in our lives when we may require someone to speak to who can respectfully listen, be completely confidential and give you their complete attention. Ultimately, there will be no judgements. This is what I wholeheartedly aim to provide.

Regardless of what may be taking place in your life: you may be stuck with a current problem that is bothering you and you require some help to unravel it. Or, it could be wanting to face some difficulties from your past, I am here to listen, help you make sense and unravel your feelings.

My working life has stemmed from being in the corporate world to running my own business. After raising a family, I made a decision to do something new. So, with a great deal of life-experience and almost four years of training, I qualified. The beauty of this work is that the learning is continuous and being part of an accredited organisation, means making that commitment to ongoing learning. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited course)
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Experience: 

  • Working in a Counselling Agency (North London) 
  • Bereavement charity (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • School Counsellor (Hertfordshire)

Additional training courses: 

  • Ascentis Level 2 Bereavement Support Foundation Course
  • Virtual Counselling for clinical practice
  • Neuroscience, attachment & therapeutic alliance
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mental health awareness training 
  • Supervising first aid for mental health

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

When I work

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St Albans Rooms, 21 Victoria Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JJ

Hatfield House, Church Lane (off Great North Road), George’s Gate, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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Zoom

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