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About me

Deciding to start counselling is an important first step towards helping you understand what has happened, or is happening to you and how counselling can help you to resolve your problems and move forward towards a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.

Counsellors are open minded people who want to help others through their difficult times and increase their quality of life. As a counsellor I understand that we are all unique and we handle our problems and difficulties differently. I am a qualified Integrative Humanistic counsellor and I offer a diverse approach to counselling to suit your individual needs.

I provide a therapeutic environment which is safe, totally confidential and non-judgemental where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. I understand how emotions and behaviours develop and I will help you to understand these and decide how you would like to move forward in your life.

I am here to support you; I am a skilled listener and I can offer you insight and perhaps a fresh perspective on your situation which can help you better understand the inner workings of your mind and your emotions. Therapy gives you the opportunity to make the changes you want to make and the skills to maintain those changes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and I am registered with the BACP. I trained as an Integrative Humanistic counsellor at CPPD and I also hold a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Addiction Psychology & Treatment.

I work as a general practitioner in a wide variety of areas including:

Stress management                                     Depression

Anxiety                                                            Low self-confidence and low self-esteem

Relationship and family problems            Separation and divorce

Infertility and IVF                                          Pregnancy and birth

Post-natal depression                                   New fathers

Bereavement and loss                                 Addiction and dependency

Life dissatisfaction

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are £60 for a 50 minute session.

For an appointment please call or email me, you will find me warm, friendly and discreet.

St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3

Type of session

Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

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Online platforms

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Claudia Lilly Sieve

Claudia Lilly Sieve