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About me

I am an experienced qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have trained as an intergrative counsellor which allows me to use a combination of therapeutic approaches to fit an individuals needs.

I offer a safe, confidential, non judgemental space for individuals to explore their needs, thoughts and feelings. I understand taking this first step into the unknown can be quite an anxious one and for this reason I am happy to answer any questions by email or have a free of charge fifteen minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have so that you feel at ease.

There are many reasons that people come for therapy.  My collaborative approach enables me to work in the here and now, perhaps you are feeling stuck and want change but are unsure how to do so. I can offer a solution based approach, helping to identify, achieve and maintain your goals.  Or I can look at the past and how childhood memories and experiences have impacted on your life and any difficulties this may be causing.

Therapies I work with are

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centered
  • Psychoanalytical
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional Analysis

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Couples Counselling & Family Therapy
  • Diploma in Domestic Abuse Recovery
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Certificate in Working With Trauma
  • Hero of Hertfordshire Certificate for volunteer work during Covid 19

Further Training and Experience

  • Clinical Lead of Domestic Abuse with Future Living Hertford
  • Lead Facilitator of Domestic Abuse Recovery Programmes at Future Living Hertford
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Designated First Aider
  • Counsellor at Future Living Hertford
  • Counsellor at Safe Haven
  • Counsellor at The Living Room
  • Support Worker at Victim Support

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse
  • Acceptance
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Couples Counselling
  • Coping Strategies
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse Recovery
  • Family Issues
  • Fear
  • Flashbacks
  • Guilt
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Life Changes
  • Panic Attacks
  • Rebuilding Trust
  • Retrospective Jealousy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Therapeutic Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Understanding Abuse

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free fifteen minute initial assessment so that I can answer any questions you may have and to understand your reasons for seeking support and what you would like to gain from our sessions together. This will provide you with the opportunity to decide if you wish for us to do this work together.

If you decide you would like to continue, sessions are weekly for the duration of 50 minutes at the cost of £50 per session (£75 for Couples Counselling).

All sessions are to be paid in full prior to the session.

I ask for 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a session before full payment is due.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I offer short or long term counselling either in person, on Zoom or by telephone.

Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Katherine Herbert

Katherine Herbert