Heather Rooke

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Available for new clients
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St. Albans AL1 & AL3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

At times we experience challenges in life, whether that be an isolated situation or ongoing difficulties. By exploring these and the feelings associated with them, in a safe and confidential space, it’s possible to gain a greater understanding of them and their origins.

I specialise in Psychodynamic counselling, which is a client led approach that supports in understanding the links between one’s past experiences and their impact on the present.

Working together we will be able to start to untangle the combination of challenges, thoughts and emotions that can be overwhelming, to bring insight, empathy and understanding. This facilitates a capacity to cope with external and internal uncertainties, building resilience and creating a path for positive change.

I believe that the trust between you and your therapist is core to our work and will always provide a safe space where you can talk freely, be met with empathy and respect, as well as absolute confidentiality.

We are all different in our needs and therefore I will support you in your own individual and personal journey at a pace that works best for you.

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I work to their high Standards of Good Practice and Code of Ethics. I hold full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered Member (387177)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

Member organisations

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

Therapies offered


£65.00 per session

Additional information

Please do not hesitate to contact me by either phone or email if you feel that I may be able to help you. If I am unable to answer your call, please do leave me a message and I shall call you back. 

We will then be able to arrange an initial call together where I'll be able to answer any questions that you may have, and understand a little more what has brought you to seek counselling at this time. 

Each of our sessions will last 50 minutes and take place regularly on the same date and time each week. 

I am available for face-to-face sessions at my  private practice in the heart of St. Albans. It’s a short walking distance from the City Centre and City station and there is roadside parking generally available in the surrounding roads.

Alternatively, I am available for online sessions or via phone. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have availability for face to face sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday daytime and evening. For online or phone sessions I can offer more flexibility.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Lower Dagnall Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Heather Rooke
Heather Rooke