Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 16th January 2022

About me

Sometimes it can feel as if we have no one to listen to us, or that our own problems can feel too big or too small to be able to seek help. Quite often others may listen to respond without a real understanding about what is going on for you. Being able to talk to a trained counsellor gives you the opportunity to feel listened to and to be understood.

I am warm, empathic and will offer you the confidential and safe space that you need to explore your issues as you embark on your own personal journey of gaining more understanding about yourself and your own needs. Having trained in Psychodynamic and Humanistic models of Counselling, I incorporate both elements of these models in my work. I am able to offer both short term and long term open ended therapy on a weekly basis.

I am currently offering both face to face at The Albany Centre in St Albans, and online and telephone sessions for clients who prefer this type of counselling. Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis at the same time to enable continuity.

I have previously worked with a range of adults at The Counselling Foundation at Broxbourne, where I saw clients for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, loss, self esteem, divorce and work related stress. I currently work at The Albany Centre in St Albans which specialises in counselling and training courses.

Face to face sessions are held at The Albany Centre in St Albans where there are measures put in place to safeguard against transmission of Covid-19.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • PGCE Qualified Teacher

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.

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £50 per session, but concessions are sometimes available.

Availability

I am currently unable to take on any more clients as all of my slots are taken. Any new enquiries can be placed upon my waiting list.

Further information

I am part of a small counselling training group and we are currently developing a new training course for counsellors who are wanting to specialise in adoption. This will be an accredited course funded by Barnardo’s, which is a charity that supports our most vulnerable children who might be at risk.

The Albany Centre
4 Victoria Street
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3JD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Laura Howard

Laura Howard