Jale Apicella - Psychotherapist Dip. Hyp. Ad. Dip.CP.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, depression, anger issues, anxiety, bereavement and loss, abuse, addictions, family or relationship difficulties. As an integrative therapist I believe that therapy is at its most effective when it is tailored to a client's personality and needs. I like to work using a person centred approach as my base method, drawing on differing theories and approaches to counselling to suit the individual needs of my clients.
I work from a safe environment, and offer you the opportunity in which to explore your presenting problems. My aim is to help you recognise your own personal power, and to then go on to develop and achieve your goals.
Regular sessions will give you the opportunity to reflect, and talk about how you feel, not just about yourself, but about those around you. It will also allow you the space to look at what is happening in your life at present and what has happened in the past. If we need to, together we can look and explore the affects of the past, and how it has an impact on the present, and how you are feeling, thinking and behaving right now.
I am also a qualified hypnotherapist. The Rewind Technique is a tried-and-tested approach to treating PTSD and phobias. It is a comfortable, effective treatment that can greatly reduce, and even remove, traumatic or phobic symptoms quickly. I do not in fact even need to know the details of what happened to you, to use the RT successfully.
For more info on the technique http://www.unk.com/blog/no-need-to-relive-the-trauma/]
I offer long-term, open-ended counselling, as well as short term work.
I run a home based counselling & hypnotherapy practice and offer a calm, comfortable, peaceful and safe environment for the therapy process to take place.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat to discuss if you think counselling can help you. *I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an advanced diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I have a diploma with distinction in Hypnotherapy.
The Rewind Technique.
TA 101 certificate of the European Association for Transactional Analysis.
I was a volunteer & chairperson with Rape Crisis for eight years. This involved counselling and supporting female and male survivors who had been sexually abused at some point in their lives; sexual abuse including rape, incest, domestic violence and ritual and satanic ritual abuse.
I have also been a volunteer member with St Albans Bereavement Network - children's team. Working with children who had suffered a death in the family. In the 4 years I spent in this role, I visited children at their school, and helped them try to understand their loss. I worked with children aged between 4-17 years.
I am a member of the Hypnotherapy Society and the Counselling Society and work within the Code of Ethics and professional standards that have been set out by both. I am in regular supervision and hold professional civil liability insurance. CPD, Continuing professional development is an important part of my practice. It means that I am regularly expanding my knowledge of counselling techniques to enable me to offer the best possible assistance to my clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Monday - Friday: Each session, including the initial consultation is 50 minutes long and costs £45. I offer a student rate of £35 during these hours. Proof of student details required.
Saturdays: sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £50.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
My practice is on a main bus route, less than a 5 minute walk from the Galleria Hatfield.
It is also easily accessible for those with disabilities.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday Evening & Saturday appointments available on request.
Types of client