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. There is also more information on my website at www.kingscounselling.co.uk
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 am in my Dissertation year working to complete my Master of Science (MSc) in Transactional Analysis through The Metanoia Institute London and Middlesex University.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Consultations last for sixty minutes at a standard fee of £45 for Individuals.
Notification of Cancellations required at least 48 hours in advance or the full fee will become payable.
Concessions may be available.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments
Types of client