Elaine Craig Dip Couns. MBACP (Accred)
Let's talk, Confidential one to one counselling for men & women 17 years and over.
I am an experienced accredited psychodynamic counsellor/therapist and have worked privately and within agencies and charities for many years. I work privately at two locations. Primarily, The Eden room, which is located in a discreet and tranquil environment within the grounds of The Dutch Nursery in Brookmans Park. I also work at The Albany centre, located in the heart of St Albans.
Our initial session will give you the opportunity to talk about what has prompted you to seek counselling, and to decide if counselling is for you. Each regular session lasts for 50 minutes and will usually be at the same time and day on a weekly basis. I can arrange sessions with you on both a short term (6 sessions) or long term basis.
Sometimes you can feel low and confused and you don't know why and need help and support independent of that available from family and friends. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore your difficulties and be heard by a trained listener.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Professional Studies in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Herts/WPF)
Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)
Advanced Intermediate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (AQA)
Incorporating Bereavement Counselling, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (Oaklands College)
Level 2 Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Oaklands College)
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Oaklands College)
V.A.C.T.S Training Alcohol Concern (Watford Herts)
Alcohol Concern Accreditation (V.A.C.T.S)
Member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have been practising for 15 years working within agencies such as The Alcohol Advice Centre and Turning Point.
Although I predominantly work privately I continue to work for Broxbourne Counselling Centre which is a charitable organisation.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session (50 mins)
Saturday sessions offered.
Concessions are sometimes available.