Counselling St Albans & Letchworth
Lauren Street - Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist
Hello, my name is Lauren Street and welcome to my site. I am an accredited Psychotherapist based in St Albans & Letchworth, Hertfordshire. I primarily work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/ Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, however, I am also able to work with other therapeutic models that compliment this type of therapy. This gives me lots of tools to work with you in order to move forward and create lasting emotional change.
I have a passion for helping people and keep my clients at the heart of everything I do. My core belief is that if no two people are the same why should their therapy be? I'll work with you as an individual to find the most effective way to work through your issues.
I currently work out of 2 beautiful therapy practices after moving into private practice in 2017. I initially set up my practice in the heart of St Albans and I have now extended my growing practice to include Letchworth Garden City. Prior to that I spent just over 2 years working in Central London for the charity Mind. All my work is with adolescents, of a senior school age, & adults.
My clinical experience includes, although not limited to:
Relationship difficulties - individuals only
Gender Identity/ Dysphoria
Emotional & physical burnout
As well as being accredited by the National Counselling Society I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical guidelines at all times. I also adhere to the BACP's 2019 Young Persons Framework for my work with adolescents. I have an enhanced DBS certificate for working with children & adults which I can evidence, upon request.
What's new with me?
As a therapist I choose to work on my own personal health and well-being in order to be the best that I can be for my clients. I love sharing my thoughts, news & positive energy with a wider audience. In order to do this I set up my blogsite and also my Instagram feed. I am delighted to now be able to share @laurenstreetcounselling with you here on my website. Each time I upload a post on Instagram it'll appear here on my website for you to see. If therapy isn't possible for you at the moment or you're still unsure about what you'd like to do why not follow me? Click on the Instagram icon at the top of the page, and follow my account!
My Professional Qualifications & Experience
In order for psychotherapists to become accredited/ registered we have to undertake extensive training courses and clinical hours with clients. This is the minimum standard prospective clients should be looking for when searching for a therapist. Below is a brief overview of my training, however, I am more than willing to discuss this with you in more detail should you wish to.
Ethics & Counselling Skills - CCBT, London
2015 - 2017
Advanced CBT/REBT Diploma - CCBT, London
2018 - 2019
Advanced Integrative Diploma parts 1 & 2 (part 2 completed post Accreditation) - CCBT, London
CBT for Children & Adolescents - SDS Seminars, London
Online & Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor
2020 - 2022
MSc in Psychology - University of Northumbria
Continued Professional Development
I continue to develop myself with training courses and continued learning in line with NCS & BACP guidelines
2016 - 2018
Counsellor, Brent, Wandsworth & Westminster Mind
2017 - Present
Psychotherapist, private practice, St Albans
2018 - Present
Psychotherapist, private practice, Letchworth
2018 - Present
National Counselling Society, Accredited Registrant
2020 - Present
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Registered Member