Dr Muriel Walshe
I am a psychoanalytical psychotherapist in the St Albans area with over 13 years experience of working with people with a range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety and emotional difficulties brought on by relationship problems, bereavement, abuse or trauma. Sometimes big life changes such as parenthood, separation, divorce and career changes can catch us unawares and be more difficult to navigate than you might expect. I am committed to making a difference in the lives of the people I work with when facing the challenges life throws at us.
Alongside my private practice in the St Albans area, I have many years’ experience of working within the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist at the Psychotherapy Department, Maudsley Hospital London and Camden and Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service. I am trained in both brief and long term psychotherapy.
What to expect at our first meeting.
The purpose of this first therapy session is to give us a chance to meet each other and get a sense of how we might work together. We will talk about what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping to resolve or achieve. You have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the different therapy options. At the end of this session you will hopefully have the information you need to help you decide what the next step is for you. It might be that you go on to schedule sessions for an open ended or brief therapy but sometimes a consultation can be enough in itself.
I am registered with a professional organisation (UKCP) that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). This means that I have met the PSA's required professional standards to practise. As advised by the NHS on their finding a qualified therapist page, you can check the accreditation and professional status of any psychotherapist using the PSA check a practitioner page.
Private Medical Insurance Registers for Psychotherapy
I am a registered psychotherapist for a number of private medical insurance companies including; AXA PPP, PruHealth, WPA, Aviva, Vitality Health and BUPA.