Theresa Ryan, MA, MBACP Accredited
01462 440881 / 07516 201282
I offer professional, high quality and confidential counselling to adults and young people in a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment, with the possibility of long term work, or short term, to work on specific issues.
I work in an open and non judgemental manner and offer warmth, empathy, clear thinking and insight.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA University of London
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Cambridge University
MA Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling University of Hertfordshire.
I attend regular continuing professional development to keep my skills up to date and stay up to date with current research.
I am a staff counsellor at a counselling charity in North London, a counsellor in a secondary school, and I also work in private practice.
Accredited member of the BACP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Students training in Counselling/talking therapies
Adolescents anxiety, depression, self harm.
Losing a child, whether in pregnancy or after birth.
Anxiety during or after pregnancy.
£45 per session.
Sessions last 50 minutes.
Initial assessment session may be up to an hour and a half.
Taking the first step to contact a counsellor may feel difficult, and I recognise this.
During our intial telephone conversation, or email if you prefer, you can explain why you feel you want to come to counselling, I will explain how I work. We can then decide whether to meet for an initial assessment session, with a view to working together. It is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, and this process will help you to make this decision.
How does counselling work?
Difficulties in later life can be rooted in past experiences, and these can affect your confidence, feelings of anxiety your relationships with family and friends, work or studies, ideas about what you can and can't do, and maybe who you can and can't be.
Counselling provides an opportunity to talk and be listened to by a professionally trained counsellor, someone who is not connected to your family, friends or work. This can feel easier than talking to someone who knows you well. Over time, as the counselling relationship grows, increasing feelings of safety,security and trust develop.
I work with...adults, teenagers and young adults, and have an understanding of the specific difficulties which many young people struggle with.
I offer a safe, confidential, reliable and professional service. I am experienced in working with men and women with different issues. I work in an open and non-judgemental manner, and I will listen and support you as you explore your feelings, help you to reach understanding, and work towards change. I offer both long term and shorter term work, which may be helpful for dealing with specific issues.
Practical information: I am based in Hitchin and Weston (SG4 7AY). My rooms are perfectly situated with excellent connections to local transport,and access to plenty of car parks in Hitchin town centre, and Weston is close to surrounding towns of Hitchin, Letchworth,Baldock and Stevenage.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evening appointments
Types of client