Colin Cramphorn PGDip, Registered MBACP
If you find yourself becoming increasingly anxious, depressed, worried, or experiencing mood swings by a current situation, counselling can help you.
You may sense that something is wrong, but cannot quite put a finger on it, feeling unable to share these feelings with family or friends-counselling can offer you a different place to talk about your problems.
As a fully qualified counsellor, specialising in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship issues; I will support you throughout your counselling, providing a safe and confidential space, while we explore the difficulties that you are facing, so that you can start to both understand and make more sense of them.
By gaining a better understanding and awareness of yourself, you can start to recognise often repeated and unwanted thoughts and behaviours. This can then help you to identify alternative choices, enabling you to make the changes necessary to lead a healthier, more confident and fulfilling way of life
My approach to counselling is flexible, sensitive, respectful, and adapted to your personal needs.
I passionately believe in the process and lasting benefits of counselling, and I do my best to demonstrate that enthusiasm and passion in my work with clients
I also offer counselling sessions via Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor, with a BACP accredited Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, both from the University of Hertfordshire.
I currently work in private practice, with adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds. I am based in Markyate, (close to Harpenden, St Albans, Redbourne, Luton and Dunstable).
I also work for the highly respected Counselling team at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living and have previous experience of counselling with Her Majesty's Prison Service.
I have particular experience and interest in working with issues around:
- bereavement and loss
- work related issues
I work with adults and adolescents (male and female), on an individual basis.
Dependant on the nature of your current problem, we can agree to work on a short or longer term basis, or alternatively, we can adjust to your needs as we progress; there is no limit to the number of sessions a client can receive, therapy is allowed to come to a natural end to meet the needs of each individual client.
I’m a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: www.bacp.co.uk) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework - this can be viewed by clicking this link (and includes detail on principles around confidentiality): http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
I’m committed to continuing my professional development and as such I regularly attend training events and workshops.
I hold an enhanced DBS check as well as private indemnity insurance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Have you considered the option of counselling via Skype?
It is simple to set up, free to use, offers flexibility, whilst maintaining confidentiality.
This could be a useful alternative should you be unable to attend a face to face session (eg due to work commitments), thus allowing us to maintain regular counselling sessions at a mutually convenient time.
My fee is £45 per 60 minute session; limited concessions may be available on an individual, discretionary basis (including counselling students).
My practice is located in the quiet Hertfordshire village of Markyate, close to Harpenden, St Albans, Dunstable, Redbourn and Luton, and only5 minutes from J9/10 of the M1
Parking available directly behind my house or in the street outside.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I hold my sessions during the day and evenings, Monday-Friday, and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|