HELPING WITH ISSUES WHILE YOU CARRY ON WITH LIFE
The Therapy Group, The Town Hall Chambers, 35 Market Place, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5DL
ABOUT Me and Counselling
I am a BACP Registered psychodynamic counsellor with a wide range of experience working in clinical practice.
I specialise in helping people come to terms with difficult life experiences, particularly ones that were traumatic.
Your aims and expectations through coming to counselling are very important and will determine a prominent part of our work together.
These may include feeling better about yourself (or others), reducing any current impacts on thoughts or behaviour, managing times when anxieties intrude, leading a more content and fulfilled life.
Part of you may be uncertain about what you will be able to discuss and the outcomes that can be achieved.
I am non-judgemental and resilient, and will help you to feel comfortable about exploring how you feel about your experiences and what they mean to you. I will provide strong support so that we can face difficulties and challenges together.
I work as part of a team of counsellors in warm, secure, discreet, centrally located rooms, where we will have the space and freedom to develop our therapeutic relationship in confidence and explore what is usually left unspoken.
Counselling thrives in a warm, safe and open relationship, based on unconditional acceptance, equality and trust.
Issues I work with include:
Low self-confidence / esteem
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Work related stress
Counselling therapies and techniques will particularly help anyone with a natural curiosity of their internal world; those who wish to explore, reflect and increase their self-knowledge, and gain further insight into how they are perceived by others.
The issues you are dealing with may not be wholly apparent, and difficult to identify or determine the essence of.
Certain issues may be heightened near key dates or events.
An initial assessment can help with this and build strong foundations for ongoing counselling.
Counselling is for everyone, including those on the autistic spectrum, regardless of background, gender or sexual orientation.