Muriel Walshe, PhD. Psychotherapist UKCP Acc.

Muriel Walshe, PhD. Psychotherapist UKCP Acc.

Wheathampstead
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4

07555 689957

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About me

I am a psychotherapist trained at the Bowlby Centre, London and have many years experience of working in private practice and within the NHS.  Some of the reasons people come to see me are to do with: stress or anxiety, emotional difficulties brought on by relationship problems,  divorce, struggling to adjust to change, and experiences of loss. I am committed to making a difference in the lives of the people I work with when facing the challenges life throws at us.

NHS Clinical Experience

I have been an honorary psychotherapist in the adult and perinatal sections of the Psychotherapy Department, Maudsley Hospital London and the adult service, Camden and Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service. I am trained in both brief and long term psychotherapy.

Brief Therapy

Psychotherapy can be short-term with a specific focus. I offer a 16 week structured therapy for people struggling with anxiety and depression called Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT). DIT is a relatively new therapy and growing in popularity. It is offered within the NHS and is one of the five therapies recommended for the treatment of depression in the Department of Health’s guide Which talking therapies for depression?

How to take things forward

If you are interested in arranging an initial consultation then please ring or email me and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

What happens at the first meeting?

The purpose of this first therapy session is to give us a chance to meet each other and get a sense of how we might work together. We will talk about what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping to resolve or achieve. You have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the different therapy options. At the end of this session you will hopefully have the information you need to help you decide what the next step is for you. It might be that you go on to schedule sessions for an open ended or brief therapy but sometimes a consultation can be enough in itself.

Private Medical Insurance Registers for Psychotherapy

I am a registered provider for a number of private medical insurers including: PruHealth, WPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality Health and BUPA. Please contact me for details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Attachment Based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Training, The Bowlby Centre, London
  • PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurology, King's College London

Recent Additional Training

  • Mentalizing Based Psychotherapy, Anna Freud Centre
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Anna Freud Centre

Professional Accreditation and Membership

  • UKCP Accredited Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
  • British Psychoanalytical Council (Accreditation for Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Psychoanalysis
  • Forum for Independent Psychotherapists

NHS Experience

  • Honorary Psychotherapist, Camden Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service, London
  • Honorary Psychotherapist, Psychotherapy Department, Maudsley Hospital, London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

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Fees

For open ended long-term psychotherapy there is a sliding scale depending on frequency (between £60 and £65). For the brief therapy the sessions are £65.00

All sessions are 50 minutes and take place weekly at the same time and day each week.

Further information

The consulting room is on the ground floor and there is free off street parking.

Maps & Directions

St. Albans, AL4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Weekdays during the day.

Types of client

Adults