Experienced Counsellor based in Stevenage (Hertfordshire) offering a therapeutic Counselling Service that is tailor-made specifically to meet your needs, personality and preferred style with a strong focus on building a relationship of openness and trust.
My consulting room is homely and comfortable but above all I aim to provide a safe place for you to reflect and talk in confidence. There is street parking and a bus stop within a couple of minutesí walk.
Counselling can be helpful in offering a new perspective on problems and discovering your own inner potential. Selecting a Counsellor amongst many may seem a daunting task. I offer a professional therapeutic relationship that is non-judgemental, empathic, trustworthy and safe to explore any issues you may bring.
I work with most issues including:
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Contact me via e-mail or by phone for an informal chat.
Book a Counselling Consultation Assessment in confidence. This lasts 1hr 30 minutes. This will offer us the opportunity to meet face to face, for me to understand the issues and whether I am the right Counsellor to help you, for you to see how you feel about working with me and to jointly discuss and agree a way forward.
In addition, we will explore other routes of support that may be available to you from statutory and/or voluntary organisations in the form of information and sign posting.
Counselling Consultation Assessments can just be a one off appointment without obligation or commitment to continue or it can form the basis of our therapy work. Some clients have found this alone helpful.
Telephone discussion: 15 mins, FREE
Counselling Consultation Assessment: £50
Subsequent counselling sessions: £40
Sessions last 50 minutes and take place on the same day and at the same time each week.
I offer short-term Counselling (6-12 weeks, including one or two-off sessions, and long-term Counselling for more in depth exploration.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire in Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counselling which I completed in 2005. Since then I have had additional training as part of my Continuous Professional Development in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy. I have a particular interest in Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques which I have integrated into my practice when needed. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice including Confidentiality.
I have undertaken additional training in addiction and worked as a Substance Misuse and Addiction Counsellor for three years. I have experience of working within NHS Primary Care Trust in a GP practice in a multi-cultural setting. I have over six years experience of working with young people with a variety of issues. I have a corporate background in Marketing, Public Relations and Human Resources and extensive experience of dealing with stress in the work place, redundancy and career change.
I look forward to hearing from you.