Counsellor Psychotherapist in St Albans
Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again
My name is Katrina and I am a practising counsellor psychotherapist working from private premises in central St Albans. I am committed to providing counselling therapy in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I am pleased to be able to offer counselling services designed to work specifically for you as an individual.
My in-depth psychotherapeutic training in several different counselling psychology approaches means that I can draw from these to work creatively. My aim is to understand your specific needs, to get to know how it is to be you, functioning in your world, with all the systems, survival mechanisms, pressures and pleasures that you experience in your life. By building a relationship like this, together, you and I can create a very special psychotherapy which is tailored to be exactly what you need; your therapy. The counselling psychotherapy that we create will be designed specifically for you. It will give you exactly what you need as an indvidual to feel safe and supported, so that you can move forward, go ahead, and live your life to your fullest potential.
I am experienced in helping clients who have worked through difficulties with :
Stress and strain is a hazard of modern life, and it appears to be particularly prevalent in the busy commuter towns of St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, Watford and Hatfield, where I am based. Life is expensive, fast paced and demanding. It is not uncommon for us to feel the pressure, and question how well we are coping with it. Our life experiences shape how we are inclined to deal with such pressures, but unfortunately we have not always learned the most healthy or effective coping mechanisms. Sometimes we need to pause and reflect on how we are doing, and ask ourselves whether we can improve things for ourselves by trying a slightly different approach.
I can help you with this process. By providing an impartial ear, I can bring perspective and offer you constructive options. I can help you see how you are currently doing things, and assist you in working out what you really want from your life.
I can work with you on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
I am a full member of the BACP - the British Assocation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which means I am bound to work within their ethical framework This means that as my counselling client, you can feel confident and safe that you are recieving competent, quality counselling psychotherapy.
My counselling psychotherapy practice is right the heart of central St Albans. It is within walking distance of St Albans City Station, and all the main town centre bus stops and public transport connections are nearby. It is also within easy reach of Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden, Markyate, Caddington, Slip End, Kimpton, Codicote, Wheathampstead, Sandridge, Chiswell Green, London Colney, Colney Heath, Brookman's Park, Potters Bar, and London.
I believe that choosing the right counsellor is an individual process that will have a huge impact on the efficacy of your therapy. As a counsellor psychotherapist practising in the St Albans/Welwyn Garden City/Hemel Hempstead/Hatfield/Watford areas, I am aware that there are many other therapists nearby, practising in many different styles of therapy. I want you to be sure that you have found the correct one for you, without financial pressure or obligation, as therapeutic approaches vary significantly. For this reason, I offer a free telephone consultation, so that we can discuss your reasons for coming to counselling and can get a feel for my working style. Then you can get a clearer idea of whether i am the right counsellor for you.* *
I warmly invite you to look at my site and hope you will enjoy reading a little about what I do, and how I can be a valuable supportive counsellor for you.
Please get in touch with me for more information, or if you have any questions - no matter how trivial they may feel to you. I welcome all enquiries.
Please read my latest Blog Post - On my feelings, and how I make use of them in therapy