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About me

I have had successful careers in education, the natural sciences and social services with a strong academic background in psychology. I bring all my life-experience to bear as a counsellor; I am passionate about helping people find the meaning and joy in their lives; I believe we all have an inner drive to fulfill our destiny by finding our true Self and having the courage to express that Self.

I believe we all face challenges and reach pivotal moments in our lives and that sometimes we need support to explore, learn, and grow from such experiences. I see counselling as a journey and a personal investment. I work in the integrative tradition: your personality and your goals shape our approach to the journey we undertake. I am particularly interested in helping people manage difficult life-events; lifestyle issues; addictions and substance misuse; stress and anxiety and working with people for whom life has lost its sparkle or direction. I am friendly, professional, ethical and pride myself on being both analytical and imaginative.

You can email or call me for a 15-minute free-of-charge initial chat to see if I can help you. If we decide to work together I usually suggest weekly one-hour sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Cert. Hyp. CS.
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip Psy C.)
  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Prof Dip Psy C.)
  • NCS accredited Certificate in Telephone and On-line Counselling.
  • M.Sc. Forensic Psychology.
  • B.A. Psychology.
  • B.P.S. Level A Cert. in Occupational Testing.
  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society M.B.Ps.S.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling 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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

Usually £60 per full hour but other rates are negotiable depending on your circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Call me or email me to arrange a free-of-charge 15 minute informal discussion about how I might be able to help you.

I am also a qualified hypnotherapist. I am a member of the National Counselling and National Hypnotherapy Societies - working within their Codes of Conduct and Ethics.

I have regular supervision and have Professional Civil Liability Insurance.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

37 Lord Street
Lord Street
Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire
EN11 8NA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I work from my consulting room at home and am also a certified telephone and on-line counsellor. I work days and evenings, Monday to Saturday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Michael Dempsey Hyp. CS. MHS, Prof Dip Psy C., MNCS (Accred)

Michael Dempsey Hyp. CS. MHS, Prof Dip Psy C., MNCS (Accred)