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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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