Charlotte Withey Dip. Couns. Registered MBACP
I am currently offering online, video and telephone appointments.
Are you struggling with the impact of Coronavirus?
Many people are feeling scared, unsettled, isolated, anxious, depressed, concerned about family and friends and generally finding it hard to cope with the changes to their lives. Maybe you have experienced loss and someone close may have sadly died or be seriously ill.
Perhaps there are other issues that are troubling you?
Sometimes we just need someone who will listen
There are many reasons why people seek the support of a therapist and we all need some help and support from time to time as we all experience periods where we struggle to deal with events that are happening in our lives. This might be work, home or from a relationship. Perhaps you have been through early trauma or a traumatic experience that you are having difficulty coming to terms with. You may have been bereaved, separated, divorced or struggling with relationships in your life. Stress, anxiety and depression may be adversely affecting your daily life.
How counselling can help
Sharing experiences, difficulties and feelings with someone who is not connected to your life and is non-judgemental can help make sense of what has happened or happening.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer a safe confidential space to allow you to explore and share your thoughts and feelings without judgement while feeling secure in a space you can trust.
What I offer
I am able to offer long term and short term sessions working with different approaches to ensure the development of a beneficial therapeutic relationship with each other. These include TA- Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.
Although I use these approaches my core approach is Person Centred, which means that all our sessions are client lead and allows you to explore and look at self. This allows us together to explore and learn more about you.
As a counsellor I can fully appreciate that daunting experience you may feel with talking to someone about aspects of your life, which possibly you may never have talked about before.
The core of my practice centres on helping people move through the stages of process towards their healing process.
I also offer Group Therapy Sessions
What to expect
I offer an initial 30 minute assessment to understand your current difficulties and talk together about what sort of help you are looking for. Following this process we discuss whether we can then work together. If in a school setting I will arrange to meet with the parents if suitable or the school referrer.
We then will make a therapeutic contract setting out the cost, location with date and time and possible length of work together as I offer long term and short term counselling.
The sessions will last for 50 minutes and usually on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Currently studying Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Integrative Diploma in Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
- Counselling Children and Young Adults
- Certificate in Working with couples
- Working with Couples in Conflict
- Working with Substance Misuse
- Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
- NSCPP Safe Guarding
- CAMHS Training in ASD and ADHD
- CAMHS Training in Self- Harm
- CAMHS Training in Eating Disorders
- Creative Arts in Counselling
- Working with Groups in a therapeutic setting.
- PODS (Positive outcomes for Dissociative survivors)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
I have experience in working with long and short term counselling working with adults and children, dealing with a wide range of issues including:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Relationship and Family issues.
- See below for full listings
In addition to my counselling qualifications I am committed to further training as part of my ongoing personal and professional development and undertake Continuing Professional Development workshops (CPD).
I am fully insured and have a current DBS (CRB)
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual session Initial assessment is £20 for 30 Minutes and full fee after this appointment.
Adults and Children -
£40 for 50 minute session
Play Therapy sessions in schools
£50 for 50 minute sessions.
£60 for 50 minute session - Initial assessment £25 for 30 minutes
Managing Conflict Sessions - Price on enquiry
Limited Concessions available for Counselling Students
All sessions are to be paid in full via card, cash or bank transfer at the end of each session.
Cancellation policy: I ask for 48hrs notice to reschedule or cancel a session before full payment is due.
Concessions offered for
*Due to the current Covid19 situation I am working remotely and all sessions are via telephone or video calls on an agreed arranged platform which will be discussed on initial contact.*
I am able to offer face to face sessions in Abbots Langley with day time and evening appointments available or video and phone sessions via various platforms.
I also travel to schools within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
The property is within easy reach of the M1, M25 and A41.The location offers off road parking and are a 5 minute drive from the local train station (Kings Langley)
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and if you have any questions please contact me on 07841 759297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you leave me a message I will return your call as soon as possible.
I also work as a play therapist in local schools via The Open Toy Box http://www.theopentoybox.co.uk and Hertfordshire County Council (Safe Space)http://www.thegrid.org.uk/info/welfare/counselling/index.shtml and I am a therapist with Willow therapy Tring - http://www.willowtherapy.org.uk
I have also trained in Reiki and I am a qualified Reiki practitioner and offer combined Reiki Counselling sessions for those that are interested in this area. Contact me for more details.
Privacy and Data Protection
I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) reference number ZA360268. This means I need to inform you of what information I am collecting from you during our work, why I need it and what I intend to do with your information. This will be discussed in our initial assessment.
If you initially make contact with me via text or email before assessment all data will be confidential and password protected. If we decided that we will not be working together on initial contact all data will be deleted immediately and if at a later date you decide to start the process again we will start from the beginning as no contact information will be stored. If we do continue working together as mentioned we will discuss any questions you have regarding this.
All data is stored inline with my insurance companies time frame of 5 years.
If you are not happy with the way I use your data you can contact the ICO at www.ico.org.uk or phone them on 0303 123 1113