About me

I am a qualified counsellor offering face-to-face sessions in central Watford, or remote sessions by Zoom or phone. I can offer you my support, encouragement and empathy as well as my understanding and professional experience to help you explore whatever might be troubling you. I currently work at Mind, the mental health charity, and have supported people with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and trauma. I also work in a hospice and am very experienced in working with people struggling with grief and loss. 

I am trained in a number of different approaches and tailor my way of working to suit you. We might look at your life now to help you make positive changes or we might explore your past experiences and life patterns and work at a deeper level. However we work, I am not a silent observer but an active participant in the process. Together we will endeavour to find a way through so that you can reduce your difficulties and distress, make sense of what’s going on for you or feel empowered to improve your life. 

The relationship between us is key to the success of your therapy and it is important for us to feel we can work together and for you to feel comfortable with me. I offer an initial session at a reduced cost to give you an opportunity to meet me, so if you feel ready to take that first step or if you would like any more information, please do get in touch by email or phone. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.    

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University (final year) 
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (IAPT/NHS approved)

I currently work in an NHS IAPT service as well as at Mind and have experience of working with clients with a wide range of emotional issues. I previously volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care. 

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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Fees

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session

£30 initial session

I offer a limited number of concessions. Please contact me for more information.

Availability

I offer appointments during the day and some evenings

Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Unfortunately, my therapy room is only accessible by stairs but I also offer remote sessions by Zoom or telephone.

Wei Tai Palmer

Wei Tai Palmer