Covid-19 UPDATE. I am now able to resume face-to-face sessions in addition to Zoom and telephone work. I have some new working practices to keep clients and myself safe and these will be explained at our initial phone call. Thank you.
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.
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
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
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
I have daytime, evening and Saturday appointments available in Wheathampstead, St Albans.