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Counselling St Albans for Individuals & Couples
For Better Relationships
Do you struggle with not feeling good enough?
Are you kind to others but extremely critical about yourself?
Are you a people pleaser, even when it is at your own expense?
Do you spend so much time being there for others that you forget about yourself?
Do you need your own space to talk and be heard without the fear of judgement?
If some of these feelings resonate, then counselling can be the right fit for you.
A warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting New Frame Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My name is Lizandra Leigertwood and I'm an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist in St Albans, Herts.
I help people to improve their relationships,
whether that's the relationship that you have with yourself,
or the relationships that you have with others.
Therapy Can Help You
→ Improve your self awareness
→ Learn practical coping strategies
→ Challenge the negative or critical thoughts and behaviours that hold you back
→ Become Self Compassionate
→ Develop healthy boundaries and have equality in your relationships
Counselling St Albans
My private counselling practice is based in Hertfordshire, St Albans which is easily accessible from nearby areas such as Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Potters Bar, Kings Langley, Harrow, Finchley, Barnet and North London.
I am also available online, meaning that I can work with you from anywhere in the UK.
I work with individuals over the age of eighteen and couples for short-term counselling or longer-term psychotherapy.
Ready to book your online counselling session?
Focusing on self care, personal development and coping strategies for emotional resilience for a variety of issues
Improving communication, emotional connection and intimacy in committed relationships.
Improving relationships with family members and those who are important to you
Trauma informed therapy for emotional & physical abuse, healing narcissistic abuse and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)
Understand your anxiety and develop practical techniques to manage anxiety, panic and overwhelm (includes cognitive behavioural techniques CBT)
Online Counselling from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a phone/laptop/tablet and a good internet connection.
My special interest areas are working with relationships, anxiety and trauma.
I am an integrative relational therapist, which means I am able to use different ways of working to create an individual therapy experience that is catered to you.
Through counselling you can:
- Learn effective ways to communicate
- Identify what your needs are and get them met
- Feel calmer when facing stressful situations
- Develop problem solving skills
- Increase your confidence and self esteem
Maybe you want to feel better about some difficult family relationships and move on from past hurtful experiences.
Perhaps you feel that you react out of anger or resentment and would like to make a change, or you feel unable to make a decision or feel like you make the wrong choices.
I'm a firm believer in hope and the power to change, you don't have to go through difficult times alone.
Counselling can help you to hear your own voice and make sense of what it is that is causing you distress.
Please contact me for a free initial 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your individual needs and to see how therapy can help you.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
How Counselling and Psychotherapy Can Help
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in the same or similar situations - perhaps you are feeling unsatisfied in your relationships – feeling used, unheard or just misunderstood. It can be difficult to expect others to change without knowing more about our selves and what we can do to sustain healthier relationships. We can’t always change the situation, but we can learn, develop and change how we deal with difficulty. Counselling and Psychotherapy can facilitate in finding a new frame of reference, which can reframe your experience, helping you to find clarity and understanding.
This is the first step towards help and change. Counselling can provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment to fully explore your wants and needs. Together, we can work towards finding new ways to improve your relationships with others, and most importantly, your self.
The therapeutic relationship offers a unique experience where you are able to develop personal insight and awareness. This is facilitated by understanding how past experiences can impact the present. Understanding our patterns of thought and behaviour can lead toward lasting positive change so that you can lead a happier and more fulfilling life.