Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Harpenden
Hi, I’m Stephen. I'm based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
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The website explains what I offer to help you understand and feel better about whatever difficult situation and issues you are experiencing.
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
I’m a professional who is approachable, caring and thoughtful.
My focus is on building a safe and supportive relationship with you.
I believe in demystifying mental health and helping others to explore the root causes of issues which can make longer-lasting, positive change possible.
My Qualification & Experience
I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the BACP (i.e, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Over several years, I have reached a significant depth of training and experience and helped people with a diverse range of life situations and issues.
I follow a strict code of ethics and high standard of practice.
I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy.
I listen to and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I sometimes focus on the dynamics of our relationship and your past relationships to enable us to explore patterns and potential root causes of issues.
This approach can make longer-lasting change for you possible.
I OFFER AN EMOTIONALLY SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIP
… that helps you to tolerate and digest difficult feelings and thoughts
I EXPLORE WITH YOU CONNECTIONS BETWEEN YOUR CURRENT SITUATION AND YOUR PAST…
… so that you may understand the root causes of your issues
What's Not Conscious
I WORK WITH YOU TO GENTLY BRING TO THE SURFACE FEELINGS, THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES THAT YOUR MIND HAS BLOCKED TO PROTECT YOU FROM PAIN…
… so that they may hold less power over you, and you can live life more freely