Warren Jeffries, MA, Adv Dip Psych, Dip Couns, UKCP and MBACP registered
People seek counselling for a whole range of reasons. Perhaps a recent event or change in your personal life has left you feeling anxious, angry or depressed. Maybe you want to explore something that has happened in the past, or feel stuck or dissatisfied in the present. Counselling can help in these circumstances.
As your counsellor I will not advise or judge you. What I will provide is a safe, supportive, and confidential space in which to explore your concerns. Together, we will aim to get an understanding of the issues you are struggling with and identify possibilities for change. This may involve you thinking about familiar patterns of feeling and thinking, or persistent patterns of relationship. Where helpful, this might include making links between your past and present.
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I do not adhere to any one particular theoretical approach, or tradition. Instead, I seek to employ what is best in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, and integrate this in a way that suits your individual needs.
I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling and psychotherapy, and am available for daytime or evening sessions. Each session will usually be at the same time on the same day each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and hold a MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, as well as a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, from The Minster Centre in North West London, one of the oldest and most respected integrative training centres in the UK. I am a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and adhere to their Code of Ethics. In accordance with this code, I am in regular clinical supervision with a qualified supervisor, and undergo regular training to develop and enhance my practice.
Alongside my practices in Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin, I have worked for several years as an associate counsellor and psychotherapist at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, a long-established and important centre for counselling.
I have experience of working with a wide range of clients. I work with issues including stress, self-esteem and self-worth, self-confidence, depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, trauma, abuse, family and relationship issues, identity issues, masculinity and men's issues, creative blocks and procrastination, and general difficulties in living.
In addition to my qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy, I also hold a Diploma in Psychology.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Masculinity and fatherhood.
I provide an initial 50 minute meeting for £35.
Should we then decide to work together my fee for a 50 minute session is £45.
I offer a limited number of reduced fee spaces for people on low incomes.
I conduct an initial meeting during which we will review your personal situation, and your expectations for counselling. This will provide you with an opportunity to see if you would like to work with me, and whether my expertise matches your needs. From this we will identify a series of therapeutic goals for us to work on together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and evenings.
Types of client