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27th May 2016 

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Harpenden AL5 near Luton, Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City

I am a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
I am able to offer short-term or open-ended counselling or longer term psychotherapy.
Email for an appointment or
Tel: 07484 222175 (confidential line for my consulting room with answerphone)
Appointments available from May 2016

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  • 50 per 50 mins for a once-weekly session

  • If you cannot afford the full fee we can discuss your situation in the first session.

  • A limited number of concessions are available in the daytime for students, unemployed and low wage earners aged 18 or older (subject to initial consultation & discussion)

  • My page on Questions and Answers gives more details.

    My Background:
    Prior to setting up a counselling and psychotherapy practice in Harpenden I was based in Hatfield at The University of Hertfordshire as a tutor for 12 years. Before this I spent over 25 years as a manager in private companies and in the public sector. I have completed a four year training course to be a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at The Guild of Psychotherapists in London and am a Member of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (aligned to UK Council for Psychotherapy). See Qualifications for more details.

    Why come to counselling this Spring?
    Maybe your life feels like it's all too much for you at the moment and you could benefit from a place to take some time-out. Could you use a regular quiet time each week....?

    Bluebells in Harpenden

    ... to explore your thoughts & anxieties
    ... to talk about low feelings or depression
    ... to manage your stress levels
    ... to discuss your relationships
    ... to share feelings of grief or bereavement
    ... or just to reflect on possible changes to your life

    Therapeutic Approach:
    I work with my clients in the way that best suits them, most research shows that whatever the theoretical approach that is chosen by the client - it is the relationship with the counsellor or psychotherapist that matters. My general theoretical approach is based on the principles of Psychodynamic Counselling where I can help you think through how your current difficulties or stress might be based on things that have happened in the past. For more details see my page on Talking Therapy.

    People come to see me for counselling/therapy in Harpenden for many reasons but these can include:

  • Stress (click for details)
  • Relationship problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss or bereavement
  • Low self-esteem
  • Workplace stress or issues linked to redundancy
  • Anxiety about ageing or retirement
  • Study difficulties -exam anxiety
  • Difficulties in communicating within an organisation
  • Career counselling - finding the right direction

  • Location:
    As a mature professional I am aware of the need for clients to find a counsellor who can offer a quiet, confidential space away from the stress of work and home life. My consulting room is in a private house in Harpenden (click here) with parking outside - and is ideal for clients seeking a counsellor near to Luton as I am only 15 to 20 minutes from Luton . I also offer psychotherapy and am near to Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas. For access from motorways my counselling psychotherapy practice can be reached from Hatfield A1 Junction 3 and from Luton, Hemel Hempstead and Watford as I am only 10 minutes' drive from M1 Junction 9 (Dunstable & Redbourn) or Junction 10 (Luton Airport). The mainline station at Harpenden (First Capital Connect) and Harpenden High Street are both 10-15 minutes' walk away with fast trains from London St Pancras International (30 mins).