Sometimes life can be hard and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Taking the first step and reaching out to a therapist can seem extremely daunting but with the right help there comes the opportunity for improved wellbeing in your life.
I offer a professional and confidential counselling/psychotherapy service where we can look at the difficulties you are experiencing in a safe and holding environment. As an integrative counsellor I am trained in several modalities of counselling. With Person Centred Theory at the core, I incorporate Psychodynamic Theory, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) into our work together so that your individual therapy always suits your individual needs. By exploring your life together you can share your concerns and gain insights into issues that may have arisen from the past or present, and together we can look at ways that may improve your wellbeing, within the support of an ongoing therapeutic relationship. I see clients at my private practice in Bricket Wood with parking available, or alternatively I see clients in St Albans by appointment. I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to working within these ethical boundaries. You can find out more about the BACP by visiting their website www.bacp.co.uk.
I offer an initial free 30 minute session where we can meet and discuss if us working together is right for you. I can tell you what you can expect from me and answer any questions you may have. If you decide you would like to enter counselling with me then we can arrange a suitable time of the week to meet. Our next meet would involve an assessment where we can get a better picture of your life and what has brought you to counselling. From there we can discuss what you feel you may like to focus on and the number of sessions you may require. Our sessions from there on will each last for 50 minutes
Training, Qualifications and Experience
Dip. Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Certificate in counselling studies CPCAB Certificate in counselling skills CPCAB Certificate in understanding substance misuse PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Disorder Survivors) Training in Trauma and Dissociation Training in Autism Training in Facilitating Groups Training in Epilepsy Awareness Eperience working with people with learning disability Experience of working with sexual and historic abuse Experience of working with young people in a secondary school BACP register of proficiency Currently studying Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling
I hold a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate, formerly known as CRB check, for children and vulnerable adults