BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBACP registered
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There are times in life when we are faced with emotional challenges and life can feel overwhelming. Perhaps you are feeling frustrated with repeating patterns of behaviour that feel hard to understand and change. Maybe you are feeling sad, frustrated, confused, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, struggling with feelings of shame, self-doubt, low self-esteem and/or generally disappointed with how life is for you right now. These are just a few of the issues that I can help you with. Together we can work through your issues to help bring more clarity to your life and to help you feel more able to cope with life's challenges and confidence in your ability to cope.
Counselling and therapy provides you with the opportunity to focus on you and to think about your needs. I hope to help you make sense of your situation and move towards a place where change feels possible at your own pace. I will offer you a supportive and confidential space, free of judgement with whatever you choose to bring.
I am a psychodynamic counsellor which means that I believe our present feelings, emotions and thinking are influenced by our early relationships with our parents or carers and from our childhood experiences. These experiences shape the way we are as adults. I will work with you so we can seek to understand how those influences might be impacting you now. My aim is to help you reach a better understanding of yourself. I work in a dynamic and active way which means I will ask you questions, explore and reflect on what you choose to bring to our sessions.
Therapy can also help with your development, growth and potential as an individual.
I offer open ended/long term therapy which means the number of sessions isn’t fixed. I can also offer you short term therapy if there are one or two specific issues that you would like to work on.
Please get in touch via my mobile and leave a message or contact me via email. We can have an initial conversation either on the phone or zoom so I can find out what has brought you to seek counselling now, for you to find out more about how I work and whether you feel you would like to work with me.
I work from a therapy space in the centre of St Albans and from Luton. Both have nearby parking and are easily accessible by public transport. I can also offer sessions via zoom or on the telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree , Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.
As well as my private practice I work as a counsellor and assessor within a counselling agency and in a NHS setting. I also help to manage part of a charitable organisation that seeks to promote the access of mental health to all communities.
I am experienced working with emergency service workers
Previously I provided counselling for a charity supporting women experiencing domestic abuse and a bereavement branch of a charity supporting men and women.
I am committed to my continuing professional development and regularly attend a broad range of seminars.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
My fee is £55 per 50 minute weekly session.
When I work