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About me

Thinking of coming to counselling is a difficult decision. A courageous one too.

Taking this step is an act of kindness to yourself and your loved ones. I offer you a safe space to discuss some of the challenging issues you are struggling with. 

I work with adults that feel overwhelmed by the challenges they are facing and are ready to make a positive change in their life. 

We meet weekly at a set time, to give you the space and time to think about what is most important to you.

I empower you to find inner strength and together, work to resolve difficult issues in a constructive way so you can move forwards, towards a more fulfilling life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a warm, caring and empathetic Psychotherapist, supporting adults dealing with anxiety, unresolved losses, bereavement, relationship issues, low self esteem and life changes. 

There are many facets to talking therapies, I incorporate different modalities into my practice, as each client is a unique individual and has particular needs they would like to address.

My training is psychodynamic therapy, which will give you a depth and understanding of why certain issues are challenging in your life right now. We will explore some of the issues your are experiencing and help support you to constructive changes in your life. 

In addition, I am trained to work with bereaved clients and terminally ill patients. Which adds an extra dimension to the care I offer. 

I will gently support you through the process of therapy in a calm and compassionate manner.

Together, we explore issues with a sensitive and healthy approach, enabling you to find the inner strength to live the life you aspire to. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

This may be your first experience with therapeutic counselling, or you may have tried other therapies and are ready for a change. Our first meeting the focus will be on assessing why you are coming to therapy and why now?

We will discuss what you wish to achieve by being in therapy.

We will discuss fees, fill out some details and talk about our therapeutic framework and what you can expect from therapy. 

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and understand the process. 

  • Our first assessment 90 minutes - £90
  • Weekly sessions 50 minutes - £60

Further information

I offer socially distanced, safe premises. Alternatively, I offer online sessions. 

I will be there for you in a non judgmental, caring and sensitive manner, you will have the opportunity to be heard and feel the freedom that comes from expressing your true self. 

I look forward to meeting you!

Shoshana

Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6

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