Counselling and psychotherapy in Berkhamsted
Welcome to my practice for psychotherapy and counselling
Psychotherapy and counselling in Berkhamsted, near Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Tring
Welcome to my practice for counselling and psychotherapy. You may be looking for a counsellor / psychotherapist because you feel low, unmotivated, stuck, confused or anxious. You may be grappling with a difficult situation in your life currently, or with something that has happened to you in the past. Perhaps you struggle with the dynamics in a close relationship or at work.
In psychotherapy and counselling we are concerned with your mental and emotional wellbeing. As a psychotherapist I am skilled at working with you to move towards better emotional wellbeing and change. You may want someone to listen to you carefully and allow you to process feelings and thoughts or you may want to work towards a change of behaviour.
Whatever your reasons for coming to psychotherapy my aim is to develop a dialogue and a conversation between us, so as you may gain insight, become aware of feelings, process thoughts and find ways of moving forward.
Psychotherapist and Counsellor
UKCP and BACP registered
Psychotherapy for individuals and couples
By coming to psychotherapy you are taking the first step towards change. I have worked with many clients presenting with a wide range of issues such as: anxiety
processing past events and trauma /Post -traumatic stress disorder
loss and grief
dealing with illnesses
adjusting to major life changes
work related issues
Sometimes circumstances and feelings can be overwhelming and people feel stuck, confused and torn. In therapy we can gain more clarity about where we are at, who we are, and different ways forward.
How long does psychotherapy take?
People come to therapy from a few months to several years. The length of therapy depends on the presenting issues and on what you hope to get from therapy. Where clients face more complex and deep seated issues, the work may go on for 6 to 9 months or longer. It takes time for our behavioural, feeling and thinking patterns to form.
It equally takes time to unravel these and for new positive patterns to become integrated as part of you. In a long-term therapy we work towards fundamental and lasting change. Successful outcomes in couples counselling usually take between 6 and 12 sessions.
In all cases sessions take place during a regular, agreed slot on a weekly basis.
It can feel challenging to make the first step of contacting a psychotherapist or counsellor. I will respond to your enquiry, whether by email or phone call, in a sensitive and empathetic manner. If I am unable to offer you an appointment at a time that suits you, or if I feel that I'm not the right person for you, I will recommend other counsellors and psychotherapists in the area for you to contact. Normally, an initial consultation takes place to give you an opportunity to get to know me and to experience how I work. After this consultation you are welcome to take some time to think about whether psychotherapy and counselling is right for you before you commit to further sessions.
Need help immediately?
If you need to speak to someone immediately you can ring the Samaritans, where someone will be at the other end of the phone to listen: The Samaritans offer 24/7 telephone support. Their number is 116 123.
Location - Berkhamsted, near Hemel Hempstead and Tring- Hertfordshire
My counselling and psychotherapy practice is run out of two locations in Hertfordshire close to the Buckinghamshire border:
Berkhamsted, on the premises of Carmenta Life, a medical and wellbeing centre, located near the station and with parking nearby. Berkhamsted is within easy reach of Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Chesham, Amersham and Kings Langley.
In Aldbury, an idyllic rural location near Tring.
MSc in psychotherapy
Diploma in Transactional Analysis psychotherapeutic counselling
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
Member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member IARTA, EATA and Metanoia Institute