Lauren Street

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MBACP; MNCS Accred; Director Green Chair Counselling Service
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a therapist for both adults & adolescents we understand the impact of today's ever changing world can have on us at any age. At Green Chair, we will offer you the opportunity to talk through your worries and feel more emotionally tolerant for the future ahead; whichever path you choose to take. We can help you build your self-esteem and promote confidence in your own ability; using the tools you already have and new ones you'll develop.

In addition to seeing clients myself, I manage a therapy service in St Albans called Green Chair Counselling Service. Whether you see myself directly, or someone in the team, you'll be working with a therapist who is able to give you the support you need. We see clients from 3 years old and couples for a wide variety of issues. Our trainee therapists run our low cost service, offering sessions for £35 each during the evenings or on weekends.

Visit our website for more information - 

https://www.greenchaircounsellingservice.co.uk/

Adults aged 18+

Are you finding your work/ life balance challenging? Feeling emotionally worn out and exhausted? Struggling with anxiety, depression or anger? In need of help but have no clue where to start?

These are common questions we find clients ask themselves and we’re here to work with you to find the answers. Anxiety, anger, depression & shame are words we're hearing more frequently in our society but have we also become intolerant to experiencing them? We offer you an opportunity to talk through your issues in an emotionally healthy way, aiming for lasting emotional change.

People are individual and so should your therapy. We don't offer a "one size fits all" approach and will work with you as an individual to create a personal therapy experience that can help you to move forward.

​Prior to a first session we offer a complimentary 15 minute phone call so we can decide how best we can work with you on your therapy journey. All emails, calls and sessions remain strictly confidential.

Children aged 3-18

Childhood and adolescence is a really important time of our lives where lots of change happens. It's easier than ever to not communicate through face to face contact so we're losing our ability to connect with each other.

There's so much pressure on young people today - to fit in, to do well in exams and to make long term decisions on their future; it's hard to know where to begin. In our work with adolescents we explore this journey with them to help them to understand their different emotions and how to communicate how they feel, however, it doesn't stop there. In our experience it's far more beneficial to work with the primary caregivers as well as young people to ensure the work carries on outside of the therapy room.

If you're calling on behalf of a young person who is over the age of 16 please note we’ll also ask to have a brief chat with them in order to gain their consent to attend therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters Degree in Psychology - Northumbria University (Merit)
  • Online & Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor
  • CBT for Adolescents (Senior School Year 7+) - SDS Seminars/ British Psychological Society
  • Advanced Integrative Therapy Diploma - CCBT London
  • Advanced CBT/REBT Diploma - CCBT London
  • Counselling Skills & Ethics Course - CCBT London

I set up my private practice after working with NHS clients in Central London for nearly 3 years. Prior to this I had a successful career in the private sector for 16 years, 10 years in Central London, so understand the stresses potentially leading to emotional and physical burnout.

I continue to develop myself with training courses and continued learning in line with NCPS & BACP guidelines. Previous courses undertaken include; working with trauma, eating disorders, domestic violence inc honour based violence, hypnosis & mindfulness and gender identity.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£35.00 - £95.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

£70 per session for individuals - sessions can be paid for via cash, credit/ debit card including American Express

£95 per session for couples with our couples therapist at Green Chair Counselling Service

£35 per session with our trainee therapists at Green Chair Counselling Service

I also accept Private Health Insurance from Aviva, Bupa & Vitality. I will require basic policy details and contact information prior to booking in a session so I am able to verify with your insurer the number of sessions that can be covered and any excess that will need to be paid.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Across myself & my team we can offer a wide variety of appointment times; either in our office in St Albans, online or via the telephone.

Further information

All sessions are 50 minutes long whether face to face, online or via the telephone.

Off street parking is available via local paid car parks.

Office is in central St Albans and easily accessible from the main high street or train/ bus stations

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Office is on first floor but a lift service is available

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Lauren Street
Lauren Street