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About me

I’m Charlotte The Meditative Counsellor, I am an award-winning psychotherapist who specialises in working with women who have difficult mothers or who are worried about being one. I serve Clients with my online and telephone services, courses and retreats extending across the UK and beyond.

I have worked in women’s circles and Red Tents for a number of years now, and see the strength and support women can gain from a non-competitive environment, where you are accepted exactly as you are. All the retreats and workshops I run are limited in numbers so that I can hold space for you and really hear what you have to say and offer the group.

I also provide individual therapy for those who are not yet ready for group work or for those needing extra support.

Difficult Mothers

Difficult mothers can leave us with a Mother Wound, this wound often leaves you feeling like you are not good enough, no matter how much you achieve or people please. You may find your relationship with your mother is difficult, you may have to walk on egg shells or look after her emotional needs despite what’s going on for you because, in truth, it’s all about her. My Mother Wound work helps you to recognise and process how your mother’s narcissism has affected you, and gives you practical steps and support to find your worth and honour your achievements, so you feel good enough.

In the words of my clients:
‘The counselling has really helped me talk and open up about problems that had been upsetting me for years. Talking about them has helped me to release them and feel much happier in my life.’

AC Former Counselling Client

'Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much. You came to me when I was ready for a guide and I am so grateful.'

Penny

'Thank you for working with me and making such a beneficial difference to my life.'

AB Former Counselling Client

'I recently had a confrontation with a friend. They were acting up and I reluctantly pulled them up on it. They blew up and walked away. My usual reaction is to blame myself and pander to them. I also have a tendency to worry about it and blame myself for a while after, sometimes disturbing my sleep. Straight after the confrontation had happened, I remembered something Charlotte had taught me. The useful ‘Charlotte’ voice pointed out that the feeling terrible and wanting to appease comes from a time when I wanted to appease my mother while at the same time, blame myself for her actions. Immediately on reminding myself of this, the bad feeling went away. It had completely taken the power out of it. I didn’t worry unnecessarily about my friend and it fixed itself without all the heartache. These things actually work! Thank you, Charlotte. You are amazing.'

Angela

'The great thing about Charlotte is, she is really approachable. She is far from formal and clinical. It’s like talking to your friend beside the fire. She’s such a gentle and nurturing spirit, and knows her stuff. She has really helped me get through some tough times. I recommend her.'

Katie

To book an appointment, get in touch with Charlotte on 07941 259272 or email charlotte@meditativecounsellor.com

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

I have a wide range of experience and training:

  • MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Teaching Meditation
  • Telephone Counselling Training CPD
  • Using Ecopsychology When Counselling Adolescents CPD
  • The Art of Viniyoga (Meditation and Eastern Philosophy) CPD
  • Working with Clients Who Take Psychiatric Drugs CPD

  • Volunteer Counsellor at a young peoples agency in Hemel Hempstead
  • Volunteer Counsellor at an adults agency in Chesham
  • Counselling Coordinator at a young peoples agency in Hemel Hempstead
  • Private practice

My Experience

I have extensive experience in working with Clients who experience difficult relationships with their mothers. In my private practice I work with clients from the age of 18 upwards for individual telephone, Skype or face to face counselling. This allows me to work with you in a way that suits you.

I also offer additional online courses, webinars, masterclasses and therapeutic retreats to empower you and help you to heal.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues brought up by the mother wound including: bereavement, spirituality, domestic violence, BPD, OCD, attachment disorders, abuse, family difficulties, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, loss, difficulties at work or school, self-harming, anger, stress, psycho-somatic symptoms and self-esteem.

Legalities

I am fully insured, I have an enhanced DBS check for work with vulnerable adults and young people, and am a registered member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Courses, workshops and retreats also include elements of:

  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Transpersonal development
  • Yoga
  • Reiki

Fees

From £27.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Ways to work with me whatever your budget

  • FREE 20 min discovery call for those who find me on counselling directory
  • FREE Daughters of Difficult Mothers Facebook support group
  • £35 per month For my Daughters of the Roses membership group. This is for clients who want to learn more about their issues with their difficult mother. Benefits include:
  1. An online healing library
  2. Facebook group
  3. Weekly lives for questions and answers on our monthly topic
  4. Monthly group therapy session
  • £95 per session for Psychotherapy
  • £1100 for a package of 12 telephone or online psychotherapy sessions including membership of my Daughters of the Roses group (I offer a 3 month payment plan for those on a low income)
  • £27-£100 for courses and masterclasses
  • £1500+ for retreats

    I do charge for missed sessions, as I will hold the space for you until you return.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening appointments available.

Further information

As I work part-time I have a 24 hour messaging service for you to leave your name and number, although I am usually about between 10am and 6pm. I aim to return calls and emails as soon as possible.

Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and are arranged at a time to suit you, I have daytime and evening times available.

Tring
Hertfordshire
HP23

Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access is available at my Tring office.

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Charlotte Pardy MA Cert Soc Sci Dip mBACP reg - The Meditative Counsellor

Charlotte Pardy MA Cert Soc Sci Dip mBACP reg - The Meditative Counsellor