Mairead Daly

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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist MAPsyc, DipSup, UKCP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

St. Albans AL1 & Hitchin SG4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and a warm welcome. I am a fully accredited Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (MA) with 15 years experience of providing therapy for children, parents, adults and families. I have full professional insurance and an enhanced DBS and I have a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of presenting issues across all age ranges.

I offer a warm, confidential and nurturing space, where the therapeutic relationship is key, allowing for difficulty and distress to be shared and explored and new awareness, choices and change to be made. 

Some children and adolescents prefer to talk, while others want and need more creative ways of expressing themselves so I draw on a wide range of creative interventions such as sand tray, art, music, drama and play to enable your child to express what can often feel inexpressible with words alone, and to find creative and even fun solutions.

My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I lean on a wide range of theoretical approaches and use the best approach(s) suited specifically to your child's / your needs.

I offer face to face appointments as well as remote appointments for those who are happy to work from the comfort of home. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

I initially meet with parent(s) to discuss concerns and to take a thorough history as well as taking into consideration the your and your child's hopes and wishes for therapy. This meeting usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours and we can then agree the best way forward together. 

Sessions are 50 minutes in length, are on the same day and time on a weekly basis and are open to regular review.

I offer one to one sessions with children and young people, and sessions with parents and children together where appropriate.

PARENTING SESSIONS

I also have a passion for providing parenting sessions for those who want support in bonding with their child and/or strengthening their resources for the task of parenting. I offer a safe space to explore both conscious and unconscious dynamics that may be affecting your parenting or your relationship with your child/ children. I will endeavour to help you decipher what your child/ children may be trying to communicate through their behaviour, actions and words as well as support you with creative ways to parent. 

Please do feel free to get in touch should you have any questions and/or would like to explore us working together. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters Degree in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling

Diploma in Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision

Certificate in Adult Counselling

Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. I am registered on the UKCP specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people.

I have a wealth of experience working within children's services and schools,  setting up and running school counselling provisions and whole school approaches to therapeutic thinking as well as providing training around attachment and children's mental and emotional well being. I have been a core tutor,  clinical supervisor, mother and baby observation group facilitator, toddler observation group facilitator and visiting lecturer on a UKCP accredited masters level integrative child psychotherapy training organisation. I currently have a well established private practice where I work with people of all ages with a wide range difficulties and concerns.

I have done and continue to do all kinds of cpd in self awareness, self development,  mindfulness training and trauma awareness, all of which underpins, deepens, expands and refines how I practice. 

Member organisations

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Types of client I help:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Organisations

I am fully registered and insured.

Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Please contact me to discuss fees.

When I work

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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Google Meet

Supervision

Online

I offer creative, integrative, relational, embodied and supportive clinical supervision as an experienced integrative child psychotherapist.

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