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About me

If you're reading this, I am guessing that there is something that's getting in the way of how you'd like to live your life and with how you are coping.

If you are keeping things bottled up and feeling like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, if you feel like everything is getting to you at the moment and you feel like you just don’t know what to do, counselling can help you.

Seeking a therapist is not a weakness; it’s not a sign that you are not strong enough to get through this on your own. It’s not that you are not “man enough” or “woman enough” to carry on.

Asking for help does not make you a failure.

Walking into a room and asking for help from a stranger is brave and courageous. It’s a sign that you've recognised that you need help, that you are vulnerable and you are willing to share it with someone else. That’s bravery and strength at its core.

My name is Christina and I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist and I can help you make sense of things by creating a safe space for you. I can help you understand what’s troubling you and how your past may be affecting your present life. I offer a non-judgmental space where you can start to talk about your troubles and feel better - always at your own pace.

I am a psychodynamic counsellor which means that I place an emphasis on “why”. Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers the opportunity to explore our innermost thoughts and those parts of ourselves that we have needed to keep hidden in order to function in our lives. This allows us to make links between our past and present and make positive changes to our life.

If I sound like someone you could talk to, please do get in touch and we can arrange to speak.

Initial consultation

The initial consultation is an opportunity for you to talk freely about what brought you to me, along with any goals you want to achieve, and questions you might have about the therapy process.

This initial consultation is also an opportunity for you to experience what I’m like and how I work. Over the course of the consultation, I will explain more about my way of working, as well as practicalities on confidentiality, fees, cancellations and appointment times.

If we agree to work together, we'll then work out for how many sessions you’d like to meet– it may be just a few sessions or on an open-ended basis. It helps to work out a time-frame together from the outset, but nothing is set in stone, and we can always review as we go along.

​If I sound like someone you could talk to, please do get in touch and we can arrange to speak.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Counselling Experience

·     I run my own private practice in St. Albans, Harpenden and online.
·     I have worked and volunteered at MIND (leading mental health charity) seeing a wide range of clients for 3 years.
·     I have worked and volunteered at The Counselling Foundation
·     I regularly attend training seminars and CPD talks to keep my skills up to date.


My Qualifications

·     Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation
·     Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation
·     Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation
·     MA in Human Resource Development – Lancaster University
·     BA in European Studies with German and French – Southampton University

My Accreditations & Licenses


·      I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics.
·      I have an enhanced DBS.
·      I have full professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Weekly sessions cost £60

Fortnightly sessions cost £75. 

Please check my website for my details on fees. 

Further information

I offer therapy in Greek.

St. Albans, Herts, AL4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

My office is on the ground floor but please contact me as the access may be limited for wheelchair users.

Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Christina Ioakeimopoulou Webb

Christina Ioakeimopoulou Webb