I am an experienced Counsellor based in North Hertfordshire I am an Integrative approach Counsellor drawing on theory, concepts, techniques and interventions from various approaches such as Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential, Transactional Analysis, Internal Family Systems and Systemic therapy.
I also specialise in the treatment of addictions, anxiety and depression disorders as well other issues and presenting problems relevant to counselling and psychotherapy.
I would also describe myself as being compassionate, kind, patient, completely accepting of others and totally non-judgemental, regardless of circumstance. I am also a very good listener and also very empathic. I work in a collaborative relationship with my clients in an equal partnership, in order to promote autonomy and adopt a strong team ethic in the counselling setting to problem solve, identify unconscious thought processes, manage and modify difficult memories, thoughts and feelings and to work towards a satisfactory outcome for the clients that I serve.
I also have the utmost respect for the clients I am working with and I am highly protective of the information that is shared in the counselling room regarding confidentiality and anonymity.
I am also proficient in facilitating group therapy, individual therapy and couples therapy.
I normally work in a counselling room inside a Church building but would be prepared to use other suitable locations and settings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I spent 2 years at the University of Hertfordshire Studying the Psychodynamic approach to counselling, obtaining a Certificate in Higher Education for Counselling.
I then went on to graduate from the University of Roehampton with a BA (Hons) qualification in Integrative Counselling.
I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) having completed the Certificate of Proficiency test.
I have worked in various Hospitals and Private Clinics and counselling agencies over the past 5 years as well as working with clients in my own private practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Therapy - £40.00 per hour. Low income clients - £25.00 per hour
Couples Therapy - £60:00 per hour. Low income couples - £40.00 per hour
Group Therapy - Negotiable.
Initial assessment session is free of charge. Fully insured. Safe, secure and quiet counselling environment. Counselling contract. Fully supervised by qualified supervisor.