Psychotherapy in Harpenden AL5 near Luton, Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City
Online therapy consultations available by Zoom or Skype. Please contact me if you wish to discuss the possibility of face to face meetings (in September/October) in my consulting room, either by Email or phone me on
07484 222175 (confidential line for my consulting room with answerphone)
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 not always necessary to make big changes in your life to be happier! It may help to just have a quiet place or a special time each week to reflect with another person.
I can offer short-term counselling in Harpenden or longer term therapy to help you deal with:
As we move towards the "new normal" following the Covid-19 pandemic of the last 18 months some people are anxious about re-entering their workplace or resuming social activities. Others are suffering from "burn out" or have high stress levels because of demands placed on them over the last 18 months. This is quite understandable after the many challenges we have all had to face during the pandemic. See advice on coping with stress in this recent article from The Guardian.
It is worth reflecting that past events in your life can often underlie current difficulties or stress, this may have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus crisis. Gaining some perspective on your life - present and past can often help.
The NHS and Public Health England have a good website to help people during Coronavirus called Every Mind Matters. It is also worth looking at the resources on BBC Head Room.
My Professional Registration
Registered and Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Reg. No. 085697). For further details see Qualifications
Recognised by Bupa and AXA PPP Healthcare to accept clients on health care insurance schemes.
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.
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).