Elaine Craig

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Dip Couns. MBACP (Accred)
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Brookmans Park AL9 & St Albans AL1
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About me

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. They will usually be at the same time and day on a weekly basis. I can arrange sessions with you on either 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 to move forwards. 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 20 years working within agencies such as The Alcohol Advice Centre and Turning Point.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£65.00 per session

Additional information

£65.00 per session (50 mins)
Saturday sessions offered on a monthly basis only.
Concessions are sometimes available.

When I work

Tuesdays 9-5pm

Wednesdays (online sessions only) 9-7pm

Fridays 9-4pm 

Saturdays (online sessions only, on a monthly basis) 9-4pm 

The Eden Room, @ The Dutch Nursery, Great North Road, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 6ND

The Albany Centre, 4 Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JD

Type of session

In person
Elaine Craig
Elaine Craig