My name is Charleston Gwanzura and I am a professionally qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I am experienced in working 1 to 1 with young adults from 18 years and over. I offer a safe space to explore mental health challenges you may be experiencing in a non judgemental way. My practice is based in St Albans.
I am a registered member of the BACP ( British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist.) My work with clients is guided by their Ethical Framework, which ensures that clients best interests are safeguarded.
Briefly, the Psychodynamic concept focuses on the unconscious processes as they manifest in present behaviours. The main objective of the concept is to help the client develop an insight, self awareness and understand how one's past experiences influence present behaviour.
I am acutely aware, that it can be extremely daunting to seek help when experiencing mental health challenges. Making that first step can be scary and overwhelming. The fact that you are reading my profile means that you have already overcome the first challenge. So please feel free now to call for a non committal initial chat to discuss your needs and what you would expect from me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc Honours in Psychology (2014)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2018)
Therapist at South Bucks Counselling June 2018 to present
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.
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
Monday 5pm to 9pm
Thursdays 4pm to 9pm
Fridays 3pm to 9pm
- low self confidence
- suicidal thoughts
- low self esteem