Notice: Despite the current pandemic of Covid-19, my practice is still open. Although I currently do limited face to face sessions at my practice at Trestle Arts Base, most sessions are on-line via Skype, Zoom, or by telephone.
Do you sometimes feel like it is too difficult to speak to anyone about your feelings, ones that you yourself are unable to pinpoint?
Could you benefit from being in a space where you will feel heard, and where you can talk about what is on your mind and what you are feeling with the knowledge that you will not be judged? Counselling can offer the opportunity to help explore and resolve problems that may seem overwhelming, in a safe and confidential environment. It allows one to share and work through any issue that is hindering in any way, be it emotionally or psychologically.
My name is Bonnie and I have been a practising Psychodynamic Counsellor in St Albans, and in and around Hertfordshire for the past ten years. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I offer one to one counselling to individuals, adults and young people on a short or a long term basis. This means you can either engage in therapy for as long as you wish to, or you can choose to work within a solution focused allocated time frame. Short term therapy can be beneficial for those who wish to deal with specific issues such as a bereavement, divorce or a recent relationship issue or breakdown. Long term therapy is useful for those who may wish to work deeper, perhaps with issues they have been living with for most of their lives. It can also be useful for the purpose of emotional and self-development. Additionally I offer family mediation/therapy. Sometimes when issues that appear to be unresolvable, family members can benefit from having non-judgmental and unbiased support in order to reach resolution with therapeutic and empathic guidance.
Some of the areas I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with :
Bereavement and loss
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
It also may be that one needs someone to talk to, with empathy, no judgement and confidentiality.
I am committed to equal opportunities and welcome everyone irrespective of race, gender, class, culture, marital status, physical ability/disability, religion or sexual orientation.
I work from two practices; one is based in the iconic Trestle Arts Base in St Albans, set within an idyllic setting near Highfield Park, and has disabled access and facilities. There is ample free car parking and bus stops nearby, with St Albans station being a short bus ride away, and it has close access to the M25 and the A1M.
Clients attending this practice have comfortably travelled from St Albans, Hatfield, London Colney, Welwyn Garden City, Harpenden, Bricket Wood, Hemel Hempstead, Borehamwood, Radlett and North London.
My second practice is based in AL3, St Albans, very close to Verulam Park, with St Albans City Station and Abbey Station being short bus rides away. There is also close access to the M1 and the M25 and there is ample free car parking. Clients attending this practice have comfortably travelled from Hemel Hempstead, Redbourne, Markyate, Bricket Wood, Borehamwood, Radlett, Watford, Luton and London.
I also work for Safe Space, Counselling in Schools, Hertfordshire County Council, counselling children, adolescents/young people and young adults across Hertfordshire.