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Natalie Garnett - Counselling and Addiction Therapy

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA
07470 096986 07470 096986 Registered / Accredited
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA

About me


Do you need someone to talk to? Are past or present experiences affecting you? Do you feel unable to cope?

I offer a safe secure and confidential space for you to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings without being judged. I aim to support you in dealing with any problems or crisis that you are experiencing. These can be long-standing problems or recent problems. I offer long and short term therapy to individuals, couples and families. I also provide group therapy and counselling via Skype.

My Approach
We all think, feel and react in different ways and so when seeking therapy it is important to find the right type of therapy for your needs. It's for this reason that I use an integrative approach to therapy. This approach combines various therapeutic methods such as cognitive and behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy and humanistic therapy. By using integrative therapy it allows me to adapt the therapy to apply the appropriate technique to suit your needs and wants.

Areas that I work in
I work with clients who come to therapy for a variety of different issues in their lives. This can include areas such as anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, relationship issues and support with working towards life goals.

Addiction
Are you looking for help with an addiction? Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery, one that takes tremendous courage and strength. If you're ready to make a change and overcome your addiction I can help support you in gaining back control of your life.

I am a professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society who works within their code of ethics. I am also a Trainee Health Psychologist.

Training, qualifications & experience


Professional Qualifications
* BA Psychology and Criminology (Hons)
* MSc Health Psychology
* Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
* Royal College of General Practitioners Certificate in Management of Drug Misuse Part 1
* Certificate in Drugs Awareness for Prisons and Communities
* Level 2 Certificate for Adult Learner Support
* Auricular Accupuncture Training

Training
I frequently attend continuous professional development courses. Recent courses have included:
* Child sexual abuse
* Learning self-acceptance
* Death anxiety
* When words are too much
* Safeguarding

Alongside working as a counsellor and psychotherapist I am also a clinical volunteer for a children's bereavement charity.

I have full DBS clearance and I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services.

I am a PFOA (Police Firearms Officers Association) approved counsellor

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy

* Session fee before 5pm £50
* Session fee after 5pm £55

Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy

* Session fee £60

All sessions are 50 minutes long.

For those who find it difficult to travel to see me or prefer counselling in the comfort of their own home I also offer counselling via Skype.

I am able to offer sessions in the evenings and at weekends.

LEAF Health
1st Floor
47, Bancroft
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1LA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Natalie Garnett - Counselling and Addiction Therapy

Natalie Garnett - Counselling and Addiction Therapy