Stephanie Glenister

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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4
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About me

I am an experienced Integrative Therapist and Counselling Psychologist in training. I work with clients facing a wide range of life challenges and experiences. I offer one-to-one counselling sessions at my clinic based in Hertfordshire as well as working within specialist services within the NHS.

I believe that our psychological wellbeing is ever changing as we experience and respond to different life contexts and changing relationships in our families, work-life and social life. Sometimes we have a sense of something not being quite right in ourselves or feel tensions in our relationships. Sometimes we feel we’re not functioning in the world in the ways we’d like. We might feel angry, afraid, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or disconnected from ourselves and others. I offer counselling to support you to work through these times.

How I Work 

As an Integrative Therapist, I work from a relational perspective drawing on Intersubjectivity  and Psychodynamic therapeutic traditions. For you this means:

Integrative - My in-depth, eight years of training in diverse well-researched aspects of counselling psychology allows me to draw on a range of resources and approaches to fit your goals for counselling.

Relational - I offer a safe confidential space where we can work together with the issues you bring to counselling. Forming a strong alliance allows us to work together as adults in a relationship whilst supporting you through what can be extremely difficult moments.

Intersubjective - I listen with respect and empathy, attempting to understand as closely as possible your experience of being in the world. As it is your experience  not just of what is know but what is yet unknown that will enable us to understand the processes at play and the difference we can make. 

- I work beyond the here and now. Exploring patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviour and sensation experienced across time and in different contexts. This can help us make sense of the issues you bring.

How to Begin Working with Me

Please use the contact details provided here to make an initial enquiry about working with me. I offer an initial free twenty-minute phone call to understand what you would like to bring to therapy. Sometimes it might be difficult to say exactly what that is: and that’s fine. After speaking we might arrange an initial meeting to explore your situation and see if we each feel we could work together. If we plan to go ahead together, we will agree on a regular weekly meeting time and proposed timescale for our work. Sometimes this work will be relatively contained over an agreed number of sessions. Sometimes we’ll set a more open-ended timescale. It depends on what you’d like to explore. We will review how the work is going on a regular basis.

Ethical Considerations

I follow the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework and have Enhanced Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Memberships

  • LLB and LPC in Law from Newcastle and Northumbria University 
  • MSc (Hons) in Psychology – University of Hertfordshire
  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy - I am currently completing my thesis. This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as training towards Registered Counselling Psychologist status. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as training towards Chartered Psychologist status: and by the UK Council for Psychotherapy towards registration as an Integrative Psychotherapist.

My Continuing Professional Development

In addition to professional qualifications, I regularly attend short courses to support develop my professional practice. These include:

  • Working with Complex PTSD , Traumatic Experiences and Childhood Trauma
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • The Role of Psychotherapy in issues of Self, Identity

My Clinical Experience 

I have extensive experience working with clients in a range of settings including:

  • Specialist Eating Disorders from Service NHS that specialises in complex and enduring presentations 
  • Trauma informed practice within Grief and Bereavement Charity 
  • Oncology and Haematology Service work with medical diagnosis, treatment and end of life
  • Long Term Counselling for more enduring life long issues within  a Community based Charity run Counselling Services

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£75 per 50 minute one-to-one session I have rooms and offer in person sessions or remote sessions online. 

When I work

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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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