Carina Scales: psychodynamic psychotherapist
about me
I am a fully qualified, experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist offering a warm and caring environment.
I believe counselling is about being listened to in a non-judgmental and respectful manner. It is an opportunity to think about your problems together, to make sense of what is happening with an aim for personal growth. Understanding these will help you develop your own choices and way forward. My private practice is located in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 and I offer privacy in a comfortable setting.
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choosing a counsellor
Choosing a counsellor is very personal and can feel rather daunting. If you would like to meet for a consultation, we can think together about what is best for you without obligation.
Whether you are experiencing physical symptoms such as anxiety and panic attacks or feeling low and miserable, you need a space to talk. Perhaps you just don't know what is wrong at present, but something isn't quite right?
counsellor is counselling for me?
If you are anxious, panicky or feeling depressed, counselling can help. I have experience working with:
Personal problems such as anxiety, panic, anger management, eating disorders, phobias, low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), stress, depression.
Relationship and family issues such as abuse, sexual problems, separation and divorce, post-natal depression, termination, miscarriage, bereavement.
what is psychodymanic counselling?
Counselling is meeting with another person in order to explore an area of personal difficulty, it gives one the opportunity to understand oneself more fully, discover different options and gain greater strength. It involves becoming aware of past patterns looking at the limitations we all experience in ourselves and perhaps taking risks to gain new strengths. For some people it may provide an experience of acceptance, for others a way of coping with life. Counselling may also help a person make considerable changes.

how long does it last?
therapy room Many people go initially for short-term focused work to deal with a specific problem. Some people decide they want to make deeper changes in their lives and continue in longer term work. The nature of this commitment will depend but something we would talk about together. The sessions are for 50 minutes, either once or twice a week.

where is it held?
I have a private practice in Rickmansworth, just a 7 minute walk from the Metropolitan line train station. I have free and convenient parking. I also provide Skype counselling. Confidential telephone line with voicemail facility - call 0797 9064 386 for an initial consultation.

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is counselling for me?
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist licensed to work in twice weekly work WPF London Post Graduate Diploma & Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies Post Graduate Certificate in CBT Post Graduate certificate in Couples Counselling MA in Ed.
Member of the following associations:
BPC British Psychoanalytic Council FPC UKCP
counsellor is counselling for me?
50.00 initial consultation
Sessions 45 - 55 depending on your circumstances
Low fee concessions sometimes available
Concessions for trainee counsellors
I work to the BPC/UKCP/FPC Ethical Framework for good practice.