Maria Luisa Urey Counsellor and Child Therapist MBACP Registered
Better Health Clinic
53 A Queens Road
Sometimes we need someone to simply be there to listen...
Hello My name is luisa , welcome to my page...
Life can throw us many challenges, sometimes leaving us feeling alone and confused.
There is often no one reason why you maybe seek support from a counsellor. Sometimes it’s one specific life event such as a loss of a loved one , traumatic life experience or relationship struggle or break up– or multiple things, such as living with feelings of depression, trauma, anxiety disorders or feeling low in mood, tired or angry or finding life difficult or overwhelming to cope with resulting in you having issues with body image or food, drink or using drugs or unafective coping skills to survive each day.
if you’re struggling to manage stress and family life and want help with your feelings due to feeling alone, conflicted and in pain, then I am here to help you , Speaking to someone unconnected to your situation and who's primary aim is to listen and support you can help make sense of whats happening in your life and enable you to make positive life changes.
Coming to terms how your affected during this difficult time and finding the right therapist I know can feel really hard - and this is why I want to offer you a safe space, without judgement or pressure; I offer a safe haven to heal, grow and feel true happiness again in total confidence from my lovely therapy rooms at the bettercare Clinic Watford.
What I offer
Firstly, I offer a free 30 minutes telephone culsultation where we discuss your current issues and areas of difficulties, you can talk about what you hope to gain from the counselling ,and can decide if you want further support and to book first appointment. I offer clients both long or short-term therapy, that will be centred around your needs.
I am BACP registered Integrative Counsellor. This means I combine several therapeutic approaches including Person-Centred Approach, Transactional Analyst, Humanistic therories, CBT, Creative Therapy to support you (each Therapy session last up to 50 minutes). I also offer play therapy interventions for Children and young people.
I have successfully worked with many adults, children and young people over several years to address their fears and life issues so they feel happy again!
Counselling can help you too..
- Feel calmer, improve your distress and feel more content.
- Identify your conflicts, difficulties and change feelings
- learn how to manage feelings of depression and anxiety.
- Build happier and healthy relationships with others.
- Handle your anger and stress levels
- Overcome traumatic experiences and develop improved coping skills.
- Move on from anxiety and negative feelings
"It's ok to not feel okay - whatever your problem, talking to someone can make all the difference"
What to expect from young people and Child Therapy
I meet with you to discuss your Childs,social,emotional and behavioural difficulties and the impact on your family life, we then make a plan of what support is needed and if your happy to continue, I offer individual short-term course of therapy at the time and place agreed I also offer a review session after 6 sessions , this enables us to work together to benefit your Child and review their progress and give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues you may have and decide if you want further support.
i offer creative resources to support children based on play therapy interventions , parents are invited to wait in waiting room during each session (they last up to 50 minutes depending on child’s age) this is allow Child to feel relaxed and open to the therapeutic play session
My practice Vocalise Therapy, can be found at http://www.bettercareclinic.co.uk/y in central Watford, close to Intu Watford and parking. I also work mobile, in schools and around the Hertfordshire and Bucks area.
Why not call or email me today to take the first step towards getting the support your seeking.
If you would like more information Please feel free to call or visit my website, clinic page or my Facebook page
I really look forward to hearing from You
Kind thoughts Luisa
"Luisa is someone who is empathetic and trustworthy, who enabled me to take the first step to make life changes and start to feel like my old self again"
"I am able to cope with life"
"Luisa supported me through a very difficult time and gave me strategies that have been really helpful when I went through further difficulties. I felt safe in her environment and always felt emotionally lighter after my sessions"
For further information please contact me in total confidence for an informal chat to discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I specialise in trauma counselling offering support in coming to terms with traumatic events; exploring triggers and developing coping-skills in dealing with bullying, PTSD, child neglect and abuse using rewind techniques and CBT and meditation and visualisation.
I support adults and Children to develop coping skills and explore ways of breaking old patterns of behaviour so the individual doesn't feel stuck traumatised and can understands triggers to anger, anxiety or stress using helpful psycho-education.
I previously co-ordinated Leavesden Children Centre Counselling Service specialising in working with Adults with mental health issues, vulnerable adults and their families - and people experiencing relationship difficulties, domestic violence, postnatal depression, anger issues and anxiety disorder.
As an experienced Integrative (MBACP) Counsellor/Child Therapist, I previously worked for Kings Langley Pupil Support Service. I provided emotional support, counselling and mentoring to children experiencing mental health difficulties in 6 schools around Hertfordshire. I helped children to manage their anxiety disorders while developing coping strategies, improved emotional well-being and to managing feelings of anger or behaviour , reach development stages, and support them in social difficulties as a result of living with ADHD and Autism.
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF).
- BACP Certificate in Proficiency.
- Counselling Children and Young People certificate.
- ADHD & Autism Support.
- Anger management Training.
- Self-harm- Mind Training.
- Grief Training - Open-Toy Box.
- PODS DID and Dissociation: The Fundamentals.
- KCA Associates Vulnerability,Trauma and Recovery.
- re-wind technique
- National Centre for Domestic Violence – Domestic Violence Training.
- Herts Community Safety Unit - Domestic Abuse, Honour Based Abuse /Forced Marriage.
- P2be/ herts safeguard board Safeguarding Children Training.
- NSPCC-Child Protection level 2.
- Suicide and Risk Assessment Training at Herts-rite.
- Protective Behaviour Training HGFL.
- Attachment and brain neuroscience training five to thrive
- separation anxiety disorder (SAD)Training Cahms
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Photos & videos
- Free 30 min telephone assessment
- Counselling (50 minutes) £45 Monday-Friday
- Facetime /Zoom /Messenger £45-55 (evenings & Weekends)
- Phone £45 per session - (50 minutes)
- Play therapy £55 per session or £250 for 5 sessions (lasts up to 50 minutes age dependent)
Finding time for counselling with our increasingly hectic work schedules and family life can be difficult to manage, so I happy to offer Phones and video sessions if required on evenings and weekends and in day times.
How to arrange virtual counselling
I will invite you to a confidential phone assessment, after scheduling a time and place and talking through any concerns and practical issues you may have, once a payment is made. the virtual meeting is arranged and sessions are offered for 50 minutes.
these sessions follow Bacp ethical guidelines on confidentiality and data protection ,
* session need to be paid in advance, Please note I have a 48-hour cancellation policy, Concession rates are available to students, low wage .
Please call or email me today to book a free phone assessment.
I am a registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
and abide by BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and Date protection.
I am fully insured and police checked and hold an enhanced DBS.
English and Italian speaker.
better care clinic is able to support mobility issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, weekends 9am-3pm
Types of client