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Sangita Bonnie Singh MBACP Reg.

St Albans AL4 & AL3
07782216096
St Albans AL4 & AL3

About me

Notice: despite the current pandemic of Covid - 19, my practice is still open. All sessions are currently on-line via Skype, or by telephone.

Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Bonnie and I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor working with adults and young people. I offer short term counselling and long term, open ended therapy. Short term counselling can be beneficial for those who wish to deal with a specific issue such as anxiety, or a recent bereavement. Long term therapy is useful for those who wish to work deeper, perhaps with issues they have been living with for most of their lives, or for the purpose of self development. Often people find themselves in repeated situations where they are emotionally compromised. Working deeper allows exploration of why this is so, and works towards finding a way to bring change to habitual behaviour which may be detrimental or which may prevent growth, both emotionally and/or psychologically. It may also be that one simply needs someone to talk to, who will listen emphatically and without judgement.

Counselling Adults

Some of the areas that I work with:

Abuse: physical, sexual, domestic, emotional, psychological, financial
Loss or bereavement
Low self esteem
Depression
Anxiety, panic attacks
Suicide ideation
Diagnosis of/living with illness and/or disability
Working through trauma
Family/relationship issues
Please see below for other areas I can help with

Confidentiality. Non-judgement. Patience. Empathy


Counselling Young People

One of the areas I specialise in is working with young people from age 11 and upwards.
Working with young people has allowed me to understand the many challenges that they face in these current times. Many issues can be overwhelming for the younger client, and for their parents, close family and friends. Often it is extremely difficult for a young person to express what they are feeling or to understand why they feel the way that they do and families don't always know where to turn. Knowing that a young person has an empathic listener in a safe and confidential environment to help them through difficult times is a great comfort and support, moreover for the clients themselves.

Some of the areas that I work with:

Bullying, face to face and/or cyber
Body dismorphia
Sexuality
Eating disorders
Depression
Self harm
Suicide ideation
Internet grooming
Friendship problems
Family separation/divorce

Confidentiality. Non-judgement. Patience. Empathy

Training, qualifications & experience

WPF Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling
WPF Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Four years counselling adults with The Counselling Foundation, Broxbourne
Two years counselling students/young people at Hertfordshire Regional College
Counselling clients recovering from drug and alcohol addiction at Turning Point
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST suicide first aid)
Hypnotherapy BACP endorsed training, NLP Vision
Mindfulness BACP accredited CPD
Working with Imagery and Dreams BACP accredited CPD
Two years teaching at Albany Montessori Nursery
Twenty five years experience working within the Creative Arts Industry.

Counsellor for Safe Space, Counselling in Schools.

Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registration no: 108641

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Individual £45 for 50 minute session
Family Mediation £70 for 1 hour session

Further information

As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I am regulated and adhere to a strict code of ethics. The ethical guidelines and practices of the BACP to which I am bound can be viewed via their website www.bacp.co.uk

I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate and I am fully insured.

I am proactive with my continued professional development. I regularly attend psychoanalytic seminars and continue to explore and study, both in relation to working with adults and with young people.

I am committed to equal opportunities and welcome everyone irrespective of race, gender, class, culture, marital status, physical ability, religion or sexual orientation.

I also cater for clients with disabilities, please inform me of your needs in advance.

My practice is based in the iconic Trestle Arts Base in St Albans within an idyllic setting near Highfield Park. There is ample free car parking and bus stops nearby with St Albans station being a short bus ride away. It is in accessibile to the M25 and the A1M, and to surrounding areas such as Hatfield, London Colney and Welwyn Garden City.

My other practice is also based in St Albans, AL3, with free parking. It is based near Verulam Park/Waitrose and is accessible to the M1 and the M25. It is also very close to surrounding areas such as Hemel Hempstead, Redbourne, Harpenden and Markyate.

St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3

Trestle Arts Base
Russet Drive
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 0JQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Hindi

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

My practice at Trestle Arts Base has wheelchair access and has a disabled toilet. There is free parking available at both of my practices and good motorway links and bus links from St Albans City Station and St Albans Abbey Station.

Availability

Monday - Friday. Please enquire re: weekend appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Sangita Bonnie Singh MBACP Reg.

Sangita Bonnie Singh MBACP Reg.

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