Complete Chiropractic would like to welcome Alison Caisley and Melanie Godden Counsellors to the Clinic

02/03/2015 By Den

Alison Caisley pictureAlison Caisley MA, MBACP

contact: 07962 398024

At some point in our lives we all need a helping hand. I offer a safe and confidential environment to support you and identify areas in your life that may be causing you difficulties.

Working together, we can explore both past and present experiences that may be impacting on your life. With understanding and empathy we can discover and develop more beneficial coping strategies. I am a fully qualified Psychodynamically trained therapist, I also incorporate elements of person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies to work with both conscious and unconscious processes.

Please contact me to arrange an initial appointment where we can discuss what you want from counselling. This is an opportunity for you to decide if counselling is the way forward and to ask me any questions that you may have. Therapy is held in St. Albans at Complete Chiropractic.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire.

I also have extensive experience of working with young people both in a school environment and in a clinical setting. Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor for Mind, an organisation that supports adults with mental health issues.

Member organisations

BACP

Therapies offered

Fees

£35 Young People

The initial consultation is £55. I believe that the first session should be an opportunity to discuss what has brought you to counselling and will be an opportunity to get to know each other.

Further sessions are £50 per session.

Melanie GoddenMelanie Godden

http://www.stalbanscounselling.org/

contact: 07958 03253

Everyone goes through challenging situations and needs support and security. Counselling can help you to put in place mechanisms to cope in difficult situations. I would like to help you discover these strengths. I provide a unique blend of psychotherapy that emphasizes self discovery and self acceptance as a way to facilitate social, emotional and behavioural well being. My work is based on a deep respect for the client and a belief in their potential to heal and grow.

While psychodynamic theory serves as my clinical foundation, I also use an integrative approach which enables me to combine Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other approaches for various issues including stress, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, post-natal depression, addiction and issues with food. My approach to human issues are very integrative bringing all these experiences and understanding together.

Finding a good match with a counsellor and establishing therapeutic rapport is an important factor for successful therapeutic outcomes. I offer a confidential space where you can be safe in the knowledge that I am BACP member and adhere to the BACP code of practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as working at St Albans Counselling Bernard’s Heath, I also work for The Counselling Foundation, Herts and Beds, and for MIND, a mental health charity offering a wide variety of counselling services. I have worked extensively with young people, bereavement, people who have suffered abuse and trauma as well as eating issues and post natal depression offering a solution based therapy incorporating a psychodynamic approach.

I studied Body Dysmorphia and Eating Disorders (CPD) at the Tavistock Clinic in London and have a PGDip in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from The University of Hertfordshire.

My own personal development is important to me and I to stay up-to-date with current practices and theories by attending regular courses. I am also a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Member organisations

BACP

Therapies offered

 

Fees

The initial consultation is £55. I believe that the first session should be an opportunity to discuss what has brought you to counselling and will be an opportunity to get to know each other.

Further sessions are £50 per session. I offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for individuals on low incomes (subject to availability). Please feel free to enquire about these.