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Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Behavioural Therapist

About me

Hello, I am an experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Behavioural Therapist and my practice is located 2 minutes walk from Hatfield Train Station.

I offer confidential online video sessions via Skype, FaceTime and telephone.  Face to face sessions are dependent on current Government Covid-19 guidelines.  Please contact Safe Talk for further information.

My integrative approach incorporates different therapy styles including humanistic and CBT/REBT and I also specialise in the treatment of tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome.  I support adults and adolescents from all walks of life with empathy and I have a rational insight of the problems faced by each generation. Whether it is general anxiety disorder, health anxiety, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias or depression, I can help you change confusion into clarity to find the 'happier you'.

Therapy supports clients to address and work on ‘real’ issues at a comfortable pace in a confidential safe setting. I aim to ground you by supporting you to use the tools to become your own therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Behavioural Therapist who is a BACP accredited registered member. I integrate the following therapies to suit each clients' specific needs:

  • Person-Centred Therapy (Humanistic) - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Post Graduate short course Diploma in CBT/REBT, Regents University
  • Post Graduate short course Diploma in CBT for Children, IATE/University of East London
  • CBiT Comprehensive Behaviour Therapy for Tics - Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders

Safeguarding Level 1 and 2

First Aid Level 1

DBS checked

Professional Indemnity Insurance

My experience of working with all ages groups has given me a deep understanding of the intricacies of various psychological issues faced on a daily basis. I possess a natural empathy and warmth, changing confusion into clarity, helping to find the happier you.

There is an option to work creatively with art to reach behind emotions and behaviours with empathy and compassion. I offer psychological and emotional support and a SAFE space to talk.

My work revolves around being friendly yet ethically boundaried and professional.  I am experienced in psychologically and emotionally supporting you to address emotional issues from the past. The therapeutic journey provides an opportunity to find acceptance and freedom to move towards a brighter, more confident future.

Member organisations

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 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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Getting started:

1. Visit my website for further information about my services: www.safetalkcounselling.com

2. Call or email me to set-up a consultation appointment: Tel 07970319076, email: safetalkcounselling@gmail.com

3. Read, complete and sign a Client Profile Form, Working Agreement and GDPR attached in your confirmation email.

4. Attend a consultation appointment to discuss:

  • Client Profile Form
  • Counsellor/Therapist/Client Agreement
  • A counselling goal/directionality
  • What is counselling and how it works
  • Questions

5. All future counselling appointments will be confirmed during the consultation appointment.

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Please contact Safe Talk / Tics Talk  to discuss availablity and fees

When I work

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Afternoon
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Please contact Safe Talk / Tics Talk to check availability, fees and to book an appointment

Further information

CBiTS Comprehensive Behaviour Therapy for Tics

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a complex neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 school age children living in the UK and 300,000 children and adults.  It is defined by involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements known as ‘tics’.

Behaviour Therapy for Tics is the UK’s front line, evidence based treatment for individuals with tic disorders.  It is an alternative means of controlling tics without medication.  Evidence suggests that it is most effective for children older than 8 years of age and adults.  Behaviour therapy is not a cure, but it can be effective in helping individuals gain control over their tics in situations when they choose to do so, thus helping to improve their quality of life. The quality of life of individuals with more severe TS is often impacted physically, educationally, economically and socially.

A course of Behaviour Therapy lasts approximately 10-12 weekly sessions depending on the number and severity of tics.  It is the UK's Number One dynamic tic therapy.

Safe Talk, Great North Business Centre, North Place, 82 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5BL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Single staircase to access therapy room

Online platforms

Skype

Social