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 counsellor psychotherapist practising from discreet private premises in central St Albans. I am committed to providing counselling therapy in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I am very pleased to be able to offer a counselling approach designed to work specifically for you as an individual.
My in-depth psychotherapeutic counselling training in several different psychological schools, 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 the right approach for you; your therapy. This type of counselling psychotherapy 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.
Stress and strain is a hazard of modern life, especially in the busy commuter towns around Hertfordshire, 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 am experienced in helping clients who have worked through difficulties with :
I can work with you on an open-ended basis or for pre-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 and quality counselling psychotherapy.
My counselling psychotherapy practice is right in the heart of central St Albans. I am very fortunate to work in a beautiful and comfortable listed building. It is within walking distance of St Albans City Station, and all the main town centre bus stops and public transport connections are nearby. I often receive clients from Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden, Markyate, Caddington, Slip End, Kimpton, Codicote, Wheathampstead, Sandridge, Chiswell Green, King’s Langley, Radlett, Park Street, Bricket Wood, London Colney, Colney Heath, Brookman's Park, Potters Bar, and London - all of these locations are within easy reach.
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 obligation, as therapeutic approaches vary significantly.
For this reason, I like to begin our counselling work with an initial consultation for both of us, so that we can discuss your reasons for coming to counselling and you can get a feel for my working style, and whether you feel comfortable talking to me - I very much understand how difficult that can be. This means that you can get a clearer idea of whether i am the right counsellor for you.
Please do get in touch to book one of these assessment sessions. I try to return all calls, emails, texts, tweets and facebook messages as quickly as I can.
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.
UPDATE - I am currently fully booked and unable to accept new clients, please check back on the website to find out when space becomes available
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