I am a Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor and am a member of the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP), and am based in St Albans. I have worked in various Mental Health organisations within West Hertfordshire, particularly those offering services to women and young people. I have also had experience in providing play therapy from working with young people and helping them explore their emotions and traumas.
I offer short term and long term counselling to my clients, and in that time will encourage clients to open up, and explore their emotional wellbeing and distresses, in a safe, caring, unjudgmental space, where they are listened to. I will personalise therapy for the client, and do my utmost to provide a unique trusting counselling relationship in the hope of clients being able to open up and feel empowered.
I offer help with a wide range of issues such as:
- Domestic Abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Drug and alcohol problems
- Work related stress
I offer a free 20 minute initial phone conversation if requested with no obligation to proceed.For further information please contact me by phone or email. Please leave a voicemail message on my phone if I do not answer and I will get back to you. Please also specify the safest way to contact you if necessary.
My private practice is located in St Albans, around the corner from The Maltings. It is in walking distance from St Albans City Station and there is ample public parking near by.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Play Therapy Certificate
- Domestic Abuse Awareness Certificate
I have worked in various Mental Health organisations around West Hertfordshire.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 20 minute telephone consultation free of charge if requested.
Individual Adult Counselling Sessions £45
Block of Six Individual Counselling Sessions £240 (Provide 6 sessions for the price of £40 per session if paid in advance)
Counselling for young people aged betweem 13 and 17 years old £40 per session.