Mairead Daly

Child Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Integrative Therapist

About me

I am a UKCP accredited Child Psychotherapist (MA) with over 13 years experience of offering the space for children, parents/adults, and families to explore deep internal distress and struggle within a safe and compassionate relationship.  I have full insurance and hold an enhanced DBS.

As an Integrative therapist, I work with attachment, as well as many different cutting edge theoretical approaches. I can help children, young people and adults with a wide range of concerns and difficulties, and along side talking I can offer play, art and creativity to help those I work with express themselves fully and move beyond difficult experiences and associated feelings.

I offer a warm, containing, safe and empathic relationship and I draw from a wide range of intervention techniques and therapeutic approaches to find a way forward tailored to the needs, hopes and wishes of each child, parent, adult and family.

I provide one to one sessions for children and young people, one to one sessions with parents and children together, parenting sessions for those who want support in bonding with their child and/or strengthening their resources for the task of parenting and one to one adult sessions.  Work can be both long or short term.

Where I work with children and young people, I work closely with parents and caregivers.

What to Expect

All work starts with an initial meeting so that we have time to gather a full history and carefully consider key areas of concern. We can then agree the best way forward together.

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and are at the same time and place weekly, for an agreed period of time, and are open to regular review around how things are progressing.

I am currently taking country wide remote referrals.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling, Terapia, Middlesex University

Diploma in Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, Terapia, Middlesex University

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.

My clinical experience includes work 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 wellbeing. I have been a core tutor,  clinical supervisor and visiting lecturer on a UKCP accredited masters level integrative child psychotherapy training organisation. I also work in private practice where I work with people of all ages with a wide range difficulties and concerns. I have completed a course in mindfulness based stress reduction which I incorporate into my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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

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.

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

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

There are some limited concessionary spaces for low income families, and for key workers, income dependent. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available to work remotely during Covid19

Further information

Free parking is available on premises.

St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an experienced integrative child psychotherapist offering a creative, 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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Mairead Daly

Mairead Daly