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About me

Life throws us many challenges, most of which we cope with but others are so distressing or overwhelming that we can't see a way to move forward. We may feel we cannot burden friends or family and so sit with difficult emotions and remain stuck. At these times Psychodynamic Counselling can help you navigate your way through difficult feelings and enable you to gain new insights. It can provide you with a better sense of who you are and how you see your future self.

I will offer you a safe, confidential and accepting place to explore your emotions and experiences. There is no "one size fits all" method of therapy; whether you are going through a bereavement, a work-related problem, relationship issues, anxiety or depression i will look at you as an individual and pay as much attention to your back-story as the present. Inevitably our past experiences shape our current thinking and people can unconsciously repeat what is not repaired. Together we can look at your unique situation and facilitate effective and positive change.

I offer 50 minute sessions on a weekly basis, always at the same time on the same day. I can offer sessions during the day or evening and together we can find a time to suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in psychodynamic counselling accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am a registered Member of BACP and adhere to their Code of Ethics.

Experienced Bereavement counsellor.

As well as my private practice I work from 2 Counselling Centres in Hertfordshire offering open-ended (long term) work, fixed term (20 sessions) and Employment Contracts (6 sessions).

Senior Counsellor at HMP Bedford. Assessing suitability for counselling and working with anxiety, depression, attachment issues and addictions.

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

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Fees

Additional information

Initial Assessment session, paid in advance, and lasting up to 1.5 hours = £65

£55 for each 50 minute session for open-ended work

I kindly ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel a session

When I work

I have daytime, evening and Saturday appointments available in Wheathampstead, St Albans.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

17-19 Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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