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MBACP, BSc hons Psych & Women's Studies. Self esteem focus

About me

If you constantly feel ‘not good enough’,  if you’re afraid life’s opportunities are passing you by, or you’re stifled by the need to constantly people please, then self esteem counselling may be right for you.

We live in a high pressure world where many things can rock our self-esteem and damage our confidence – a difficult childhood, a hurtful comment or a disappointing relationship. But self-esteem can be renewed and repaired. Many of my clients report feeling significantly better after completing our counselling sessions together.

I offer a non-judgemental, kind and safe environment, where you can talk about what’s troubling you, and together we can work to gain clarity and insight into your problems.

I tailor my approach to each client. Every client is an individual, and how you feel about your challenges are unique to you. I strongly believe that you are the expert on you. But my role is to support you in exploring your issues, spotting patterns that could be sabotaging your success and ultimately work with you to create a more fulfilling and authentic life. Where your needs are on par with everyone else’s.

Currently, I offer face to face sessions either in person or virtually, over the internet. If you’re St Albans based then you may want to see me in my beautifully appointed rooms in the city centre- close to the shops and cafes. If you live further afield then I offer virtual sessions which mean less travelling time for you and no need to leave the comfort of your living room.

It can be a big leap to commit to counselling sessions, so do consider having a  30 minute discovery call with me. This will allow you to tell me more about what’s on your mind. And we can both decide whether we’d be a good therapeutic fit together.  Please email celia@cappuccinocounselling.com to arrange. Or if you’d just like to find out a little more about me, then take a look at my website Cappuccino Counselling https://cappuccinocounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a professional level 4 diploma in integrative counselling, and a BSc Hons in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Kingston University. Currently, I work for the NHS in Hertfordshire, offering short term, solution focused sessions to patients.  A role I've enjoyed for three years.

My previous experience includes working as a counsellor for Mind in Mid Herts and an emotional support volunteer for Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead. 

 I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards, and receive regular supervision for my work.

I only work with adults aged 18 and over. 

Member organisations


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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £60 per session, and offer a free 30 minute discovery call - allowing you to decide if you'd like to work with me.

When I work

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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