Mairead Daly

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MA Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist MAPsy, DipSup, UKCP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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 to my page. 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, safe, confidential and nurturing space where difficulty and distress can be shared and explored and where new choices and ways of managing can be made. As well as offering free space to talk, I draw on a wide range of creative interventions such as sand tray, art, music, drama and play, where appropriate, to help what can often feel inexpressible with words alone to be both expressed and worked out. My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I use the best approach suited specifically to your child's / your needs.

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 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, sessions with parents and children together where appropriate and sessions with adults. 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. Work can be both long or short term depending on your needs.

Where I work with children, I meet regularly with parents to think carefully together about how best to support you and your child. 

Please do feel free to get in touch should you have any questions or would like to explore us working together. I 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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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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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

There are some limited concessionary spaces for low income families.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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I am an experienced integrative child psychotherapist offering a creative, integrative, relational, embodied and supportive approach to clinical supervision for child psychotherapists and counsellors, trainee child psychotherapists and counsellors, play therapists, mentors, social workers and professionals working therapeutically with children and young people.

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