Charlotte Pardy MA mBACP - The Meditative Counsellor
We all experience difficulties in our lives, and as we do we have to come to terms with the things we lose and leave behind as well as finding the courage and strength to step into our future.
The counselling method I use helps you to navigate these changes by not only giving you time and space to work through your transition, but also practical skills to help you get through the day.
This kind of counselling helps with issues such as:
- Depression and post-natal depression
- Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Attachment Issues
- Navigating adolescence and adulthood
- Work and career changes
- Relationship Issues
These issues can cause symptoms such as: feelings of worthlessness, fear, anxiety, depression, overthinking, self-harming, anger and sleeplessness which need to be addressed.
Ultimately you want to feel better and find some peace and happiness in your life, and whilst different people need different things to get there, counselling with me will help you achieve this.
I put my Clients at the heart of my work, meeting you wherever you are in life and empowering you to work through your problems, whilst supporting you along the way.
People come to see me because over many years I have worked with many clients of varying ages, backgrounds and cultures, some who spent a little time in counselling and others who needed longer, in a safe space of mutual respect and trust.
I have experience and knowledge of working with the wide range of issues that Clients bring. I work with the whole person, because whatever we experience affects us on many levels.
Clients really value their time with me and the service I provide. 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 Client.
'Charlotte is someone who has a lot of time for people regardless of background or their issues and this comes across well in her work. The work is tailored to the individual and their needs and updated to reflect any feedback given or change in circumstance. The techniques taught will certainly assist anyone, no matter how new to meditation, to be calmer and more in tune with themselves.'
Cristian Ludewig Former Meditation Client.
'Thank you for working with me and making such a beneficial difference to my life.'
AB Former Counselling Client
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the work I do with Clients and if it's right for you, give me a call on 07941 259272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, I am always happy to talk.
I work with counselling students who need to attend therapy as part of their course requirements, this can be done over the telephone or face to face at my consulting rooms in Tring or Hemel Hempstead. Please call to discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
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
- 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
I have over a decades worth of experience in working with Clients from a wide range of backgrounds and ages including working within an agency setting as a Counselling Coordinator. In my private practice I work with clients from the age of 16 upwards for individual telephone, Skype or face to face counselling. This allows me to work with you in a way that suits you.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues 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.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Meditation and mindfulness.
FREE initial appointment for those who find me on counselling directory
£40 for telephone or Skype counselling
£45 for face to face counselling (I have a sliding scale of fees for those on lower incomes)
£35 for an individual meditation session
Short meditation courses are also available please see my website: www.meditativecounsellor.com for details.
I do charge for missed sessions, as I will hold the space for you until you return.
Concessions offered for
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.