I trained and have been practicing as a psychodynamic counsellor for a number of years in St Albans. My private practice is based in St Albans city centre. where I see clients for open ended or time specific work. More recently I have undertaken additional training and am now IAPT licenced, I take referrals for clients via the NHS for short term counselling. I have also trained with Place 2 Be (a schools counselling service) and am able to offer counselling to adolescents and young adults as well as adults of all ages.
I am equally comfortable providing ongoing ‘open ended’ counselling to my clients or in the intial discussion we may decided to work short term i.e. for a specific amount of time be that 6 weeks or 20 weeks.
Along with my St Albans practice I currently work with children and adolescents at an Academy in central London. Previously I spent six years working as a counsellor for HM Prison Service.
I regularly attend training seminars and talks to ensure my knowledge and practice is continuously updated and enhanced.
When seeking a psychotherapist/counsellor to work with it is important they are supported by a professional (governing) body, this ensures they have the appropriate training and experience. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP): www.bacp.co.uk and I abide by their code of ethics.
I have Enhanced DBS clearance and professional indemnity insurance.
I have experience working with people who have :
- Relationship and Attachment Issues
- Anxiety and Stress
- Bereavement and Loss
- Anger and Aggression
- Self Harm
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Physical and Sexual Abuse
- Delinquent Behaviours
This list is not exhaustive, I will work with whatever arises in your sessions.