Counselling & Psychotherapy in Harpenden AL5 near Luton, Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City
During the current Coronavirus outbreak in the U.K I am following Government advice and my professional organisations - BACP and UKCP by ceasing face to face consultations. I am now offering telephone therapy and online therapy consultations to clients if we agree it is appropriate for your circumstances. I am also able to suggest other resources to support you during this crisis see Further help. If you wish to discuss this with me please Email or phone me on
07484 222175 (confidential line for my consulting room with answerphone)
Coronavirus in the UK is affecting every area of people's lives. Being in "lockdown", working at home, looking after children 24/7, job losses, concerns over illness and the future may be triggering unbearable levels of anxiety or depression. Alternatively some people's lives have become less frantic and they feel calmer in the face of real challenges. If it would help to have a confidential conversation by telephone or online about your situation, give me a call or send an email. It is worth reflecting that past events in your life can often underlie current difficulties or stress, this may be exacerbated by the current Coronavirus crisis. Gaining some perspective on your life - present and past can often help.
You may find the following advice on Coronavirus Anxiety helpful (click on link) this is published by my professional organisation British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The NHS and Public Health England have a good website to help people during Coronavirus called Every Mind Matters
Stuck indoors with the family?
An article from BBC News advises "Call a truce and be kind" - click blue text to read article and with advice from Relate in Wales
The normal situation....
Registered Psychotherapist with The UK Council for Psychotherapy
Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)
Recognised by AXA PPP Healthcare , Aviva Health Insurance & VitalityHealth to accept clients on health care insurance schemes and Healix Health Services on application.
Recognised by Employee Assistance Programmes - Workplace Options and Lifeworks
It is not always necessary to make big changes in your life to be happier! It may help to just have a quiet place to think in conversation with another person.
I can offer short-term counselling in Harpenden or longer term therapy to help you deal with:
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.
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 am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. See Qualifications for more details.
My page on Questions and Answers gives more details.
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 with parking outside or nearby - and if you are seeking a Luton counsellor I am on the Luton side of Harpenden only 15 to 20 minutes away 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).