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About me

I am a fully qualified Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 36 years experience in specialist Mental Health. I started my career in the NHS as Registered Mental Nurse and have been successful in achieving my Masters degree at Kings College London in Advance Practice in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

I will provide you the opportunity to express difficult feelings such as anger, resentment, guilt, fear, anxiety and many more feelings. The initial consultation involves taking details about your history,background and identify the problem areas. The number of sessions will depend on the nature of the problem.

Types of therapy I can offer

I am able to offer a selection of psychological interventions - Counselling incorporating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy strategies, person-centred psychodynamic counselling, brief therapy intervention and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Alongside my NHS work, I am a fully qualified Complementary Therapist and offer Reflexology and Reiki in St. Albans.

I also currently provide services for  several health Insurances i.e. Bupa, Aviva, WPA, Vitality Health,  AxaPP Healthcare, Cigna  and companies i.e. CBT Nuffields, Moving Minds, CBT Health LTD and Work Stress Management.

Getting in touch

Please call me on 07788 613 039 or use the contact form here to email me.

Thank you for visiting my profile, I look forward to talking with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an NMC registered Mental Health Nurse with sound clinical knowledge, experience and skills in acute, rehabilitative and community psychiatry and as a Specialist Nurse in Drug and Alcohol Misuse within the NHS for 20 years. My career in the NHS gave me experience in working as a team member and working autonomously within the community setting.

I am a fully qualified MBACP accredited Counsellor  with over 11 years and 7 years as a qualified BABCP accredited CBT therapist. My clinical experience incorporates working in a private clinic and within   G. P. surgeries conducting risk assessments and mental health assessments and offering counselling for a wide range of mental health/emotional problems to clients from a wide range of religious, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds including ethnic minority groups.

I have offered therapies for a variety of problems for e.g.loss, grief, bereavement, anger issues, post-traumatic stress, abuse (physical, mental, emotional and sexual), relationship problems, anxiety disorders, depression, self-harm, confidence issues, low self-esteem, eating problems (e.g. bulimia), sexual orientation and drug/alcohol misuse.


Diploma in Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma Advance Practice in Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist, MSc Advance Practice in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Registered Mental Health Nurse, BSc(Hons) Nursing, Indian Head Massage (ITEC), Diploma in Reflexology, Reiki Healer (USUI), Diploma in Integrative Supervision.

Member of the following professional bodies:

Full accredited member of the MBACP, Fully accredited member of the BABCP,Member of the AoR, Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

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Additional information

Clinic Prices:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: £85.00 

Counselling: £50.00

Reiki* £30.00 (30mins) £50.00 (1hr)

Reflexology* £55.00 (1hr)

* St. Albans Only

Please see website for further details  www.cbt4health.co.uk


Monday (9.00am-5.00pm) Tuesday (9.00am-7.00pm) Wednesday (9.00am-7.00pm) Thursday (9.00am-7.00pm) Friday (9.00am-1.00pm)

Further information

On the 25th May 2018 a new law called The General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) commenced. Please link into website to read Consent Form and Talking Therapy Agreement document for your information.

44 St.Vincent Drive

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Integrative Supervision I am a qualified Supervisor and I have a Diploma in Integrative Supervision.

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Patrizzia Ciaccio

Patrizzia Ciaccio