Charlotte Withey Dip. Couns. Registered MBACP
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 assessment we discuss whether you are happy to continue therapy. 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
- 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
- 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.
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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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
I am able to offer sessions in Abbots Langley with day time and evening appointments available.
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 email@example.com
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday 9am-8pm Tuesday 9am-7pm Wednesday 9am-7pm Thursday 9am-8pm Friday 9am-5pm Weekends - please call for availability
Types of client