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PgDip Counsellor MBACP BPC

About me

I am a qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the psychodynamic modality. Psychodynamic means that I work 'in-depth' or 'intensively' with my clients to determine how childhood experiences influence present difficulties. My role is to guide you in making sense of the situation or a problem so that you can find your solutions. This way of working helps to build self-reliance and self-confidence in dealing with life's emergencies.
If you think that you could benefit from this kind of work - get in touch.
I see clients face to face in my Welwyn Garden City private practice. In some circumstances, I work via zoom and by phone. I see clients for regular, once weekly, 50 minutes sessions, offering long term, open-ended, and short term treatments.
Before we engage in therapeutic work, I would invite you for an assessment. This initial meeting aims to determine your therapy goals, for us to get to know each other, and to see if the type of therapy I offer - suits your needs.
In the past, I worked with clients with a wide range of Mental Health dificulties, varying from low mood, depression, and anxiety to more serious mental health disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

The most relevant and recent training:

  • PGDip in Psychodynamic Counselling at Enfield Counselling Services 2019
  • HE Dip in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling from University of Hertfordshire 2013
  • Introduction to Counselling Course at open Univeristy 2010

For the past few years, alongside my practice as a Counsellor, I have been working as a HCA for Hertfordshire Mental Health Trust, caring for patients at psychiatric and recovery units.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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 Psychoanalytic Council

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).

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British Psychoanalytic Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Isolation Anger, Covid-19 Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Narcissistic disorders, Eating disorders, Stress, Anger, Sexual identity.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

  • Initial Assessment £50 - up to an hour and a half,£ 80 for couples (2 hours)
  • Individual Session £50 - 50min
  • Couples Session £100 - 1,5 h

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible and available for remote sessions.

Christchurch Baptist, 20 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

I am not currently seeing clients face to face due to virus pandemic. This changes according to government guidelines.

Additional languages

Polish

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