Hello my name is Verity, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and find out about the type of counselling I offer to adults and adolescents.
Counselling is about investing time in yourself and people seek counselling for many different reasons.
You may be experiencing unwanted thoughts and feelings that are having a negative impact on your life or have specific issues you wish to talk about that are affecting you.
As a Gestalt counsellor my approach involves creating a safe and secure space to talk whilst building a therapeutic relationship. I aim to enable you to gain a greater understanding of the issues affecting you and develop your self awareness in order to move forward.
We often develop wounds from relationships but we can also heal within a relationship.
In our sessions I would wish you to feel supported and fully accepted.
It is important to realise that you are not alone in your feelings whether they be loss, guilt, fear, anxiety, shame, anger or sadness.
As a Gestalt therapist I also believe that distressing thoughts and feelings that are held within our body can sometimes lead to negative effects on our health and with this in mind raising awareness and experiencing these feelings in a therapeutic setting can work towards healing and letting go.
If you have anything you would like to ask please call, text or email me and I will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling and a University Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I have regular CPD training, recently completing a course in mindfulness and meditation.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the ethical framework.
I also have a B.Ed Hons. in education and history.
In addition to my private practise I work as a volunteer for Mosaic Counselling Services in St. Albans. This is a community based service offering counselling to those in the local area needing help with emotional well being.
I also work as a part time Primary school teacher. I understand the stresses and strains of working in education and the pressures it places on young people in schools.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My charges are £50 per session.
(I can offer reduced rates for those on low income and concessions for student counsellors)
I kindly ask for 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a session.
I practise in Central Watford and St.Albans.
There is free parking at the Watford venue.
I have evening and weekend appointments in Watford and day time appointments St.Albans.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer sessions on some week day evenings and at various times at weekends. I also have some day time appointments during the week.
Types of client