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Al Tyers

Therapy in Clerkenwell and St Albans

Hello, I'm Al. I am a qualified and experienced BACP--registered therapist. I work with people who are having difficulties like anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and relationship problems. Starting therapy might feel like a big step so I offer a free initial consultation for us to decide together if I'm the right counsellor for you.


People come to therapy for different reasons. Perhaps a specific event like a bereavement or the ending of a relationship has left you feeling lost, or low. Or perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression, but it feels harder to put your finger on exactly why, and why now. It might be that everything going at the moment with Covid, work, kids, home, money, relationships and all the rest feels overwhelming.

I will work with you to help you understand your feelings by listening in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive space.

Here, you can find out more about how I can help you, the type of therapy I can offer you, and you can contact me.

I work in Clerkenwell, offering counselling and therapy near Farringdon Station in London EC1 in consulting rooms that are convenient for people seeking counselling in Islington, The City, Barbican and Holborn. I also provide therapy in St Albans, Herts and can offer therapy online via Zoom, FaceTime and Skype.

Therapy

If you're unsure whether therapy might be right for you, why not get in touch with me for a chat by phone or email? I will be very happy to answer any questions you have.

Therapy gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, private and non-judgmental environment. Many of us have the same recurring worries, or relationships that cause us troubles in ways that feel familiar but we can't quite figure out how. By understanding more about yourself and your past, you can live a happier, more fulfilled life in the present. I believe that even when things are very tough and seem overwhelming, there is always hope.

 

I will listen, I will value you and what you say, and I will support you. Together, we will think about ways you can make the changes you are seeking.

 

Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. I offer long-term, open-ended therapy or short-term therapy depending on what is best for each individual person.

Starting therapy can feel daunting, especially if you've not done something like this before. So why not take a small first step? You can phone or email me for a free, confidential, no-obligation chat, ask me any questions and we'll take it from there.

 

How I work

In your sessions, we will talk about what is going on right now in your life, how that might connect to past events or relationships, and we might notice something that’s happening in the present moment in the room and how it may relate to your life in general.

I will give you a safe, confidential and supportive environment to explore your feelings without judgement or prejudice.

 

My fees are agreed on a sliding scale based on what clients can afford and feel comfortable paying. Given the current situation a lot of people are in with Covid, lay-offs, furlough etc I am happy to discuss this once you get in touch.

Once you make contact, we will book an initial consultation. This is free and there is no obligation to continue after it. In this, we will think together about what has brought you to counselling, gather any relevant background information, and establish together if I am the right person to help you. If you wish to go ahead, we will then meet for regular 50-minute sessions.

Covid-19: I am now able to offer in-person sessions again from my consulting room in Clerkenwell, near Exmouth Market and Farringdon Station, and from my practice in St Albans in Hertfordshire. Both locations have thorough and sensible Covid precautionary measures in place. You can also see me for counselling online (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime).

I have experience of working with life issues including:

  • anxiety

  • depression and low mood

  • relationship difficulties

  • low self-esteem

  • trauma

  • family issues

  • anger

  • loss and bereavement

  • workplace stress

  • drug and alcohol issues

  • sexual identity

  • fertility issues

  • anxiety and loneliness related to Covid

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP) and I abide by its ethical principles.

 

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

 

I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London.

 
 

Contact Me

You can call or text me on 07961 601275

 

Please leave a message including a convenient time to call you back, and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

You can email me: al@altyerstherapy.com

Or you can fill in the form below.

 

All three of these methods are private and information on them is not accessible by anyone other than myself.

Locations

Clerkenwell and Islington: I work from a consulting room near Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, a few minutes walk from Farringdon Station in London EC1.

The address is: 9 Coldbath Square, Farringdon, London EC1R 5HL.

This is a one minute walk from Farringdon Road and Rosebery Avenue: buses 19, 38, 63 and 341. Also nearby is Farringdon Station, on the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, and National Rail services. Angel Northern Line Station, King's Cross and Chancery Lane are all within walking distance.

The consulting room is comfortable, private and peaceful and is located in a quiet square.

St Albans: I work from rooms in the centre of St Albans, a short walk from St Albans City station.

The address is: St Albans Rooms, 21 Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JJ.

This is about 13 minutes walk from St Albans City Station. The New Kent Road Car Park and the NCP Car Park London Road and very close by.

 

Clients say...

Long-term client, female, 30s

"Al listened to me. That was what I really needed at the time. He didn't rush me or tell me what to do or how to think. He just listened and let me talk. It might not sound like much but it was for me. Gradually I was able to think about my problems differently and get out of a stressful work situation I had felt trapped in."

Long-term client, male, 50s

"I was feeling very lost and disconnected from my family and I started therapy as a last resort. Having a space to talk each week gave me a chance to reconnect with myself and, although it was often painful, to explore things that had happened to me in childhood and how I have been carrying them with me."

Short-term client, female, 40s

"I saw Al for 12 sessions when I was struggling to get over the death of a relative last year. Although there was other stuff going on for me as well, Al and I decided together to keep our focus on that main issue, my grief. The sessions helped me talk about my feelings, not just the sadness but the happy memories as well. I feel like that person's life and how much I miss them are things I can think about now without being so overwhelmed."

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Contact Me

You can call or text me on 07961 601275

 

If I cannot pick up the phone, please leave a message and suggest a time that I can call you back.

You can email me: al@altyerstherapy.com

Or you can fill in the form above.

 

All three of these methods are private and information on them is not accessible by anyone other than myself.

 

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