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.

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.

So, 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.

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 have worked and volunteered at MIND (leading mental health charity) seeing a wide range of clients for 3 years.
·      I am currently working and volunteering at The Counselling Foundation
·      I regularly attend training seminars and CPD talks to keep my skills up to date.


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


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 the full professional indemnity insurance.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

All sessions cost £55 for a 50-minute appointment.

Further information

I offer therapy in Greek.

St. Albans
Herts
AL4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Greek

Accessibility

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 user access

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

Availability

During the Coronavirus outbreak and if it's not possible for us to meet in person indoors, I am offering sessions via Zoom or on the phone or a Walk&Talk service outdoors.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Social

Christina Webb

Christina Webb