Gail Ralph Dip. TA Couns. MBACP (Registered)
Do you often feel anxious or depressed. Are you struggling with relationship issues or generally feeling sad? If so counselling is a way of talking through your difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental space, where confidentiality is honoured.
I see counselling as a bridge between client and therapist providing a safe place to help you find new ways of coping with issues affecting your everyday life. These could be specific personal and/or relationship issues. Emotional distress can be as painful and debilitating as physical illness, yet often people stay silent and ignore their emotional pain. Everyone deserves to be heard; to have a safe place where they can voice their fear, pain or anxiety; issues that may be affecting their happiness and well-being.
I understand what it's like to face difficult personal challenges and if you have reached that point of asking for help then you have taken the first step across the bridge to look at changes to improve your present and future happiness and well-being.
I offer a warm, friendly approach; my service is confidential and I guarantee sensitivity towards whatever issues you may be facing.
Psychotherapy or counselling sessions can be helpful in many aspects of life. The process is not about me giving advice or supplying you with an answer, but a supportive process for you to explore and find your own answer. The process of talking to someone who has no personal agenda in your decisions or areas of change can help with the issues that bring you to counselling.
My practice is in Kings Langley with easy parking.
For more information about me and my practice, please feel free to call me on 07739 160151 or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Metanoia Institute in London and hold a Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling. As part of my Continuing Professional Development I attend and participate in various courses and on line events.
Whilst running my private practice I have also worked in the voluntary sector providing low cost counselling. I have also worked as an Assessor at Metanoia for a year as part of a Practitioner's Certificate In Assessing.
Previous Work Experience
Prior to training as a Psychotherapist I helped run our successful family quantity surveying business for over 25 years. I am experienced in dealing with the emotional issues that affect the elderly such as bereavement, loss of physical capability and changing relationships with family and friends. Growing older can be challenging. Retirement brings changes to lifestyle and routine.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Age related issues specifically the elderly. i.e. loneliness, accepting the ageing process, loss of friends and relatives.
Anxiety resulting from Covid 19 issues and changes in everyday life.
The above is an extensive list and I would discuss with a new client if and how my experience and knowledge fits with their issues and the help they are seeking.
Concessions offered for
Consultations last for sixty minutes at a standard fee of £55 for Individuals.
Notification of Cancellations required at least 48 hours in advance or the full fee will become payable.
Concessions are available.
Daytime and evening appointments
I am registered with the following organisations.
Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
The Metanoia Institute
The International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
The European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
As a member of these professional associations I subscribe to their Codes of Ethics and Practice.