Sally Bunce Counselling & Psychotherapy
Harpenden, Hertfordshire & Online

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Psychotherapist in Harpenden AL5 near Luton, Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City

Face to face consultations now available (see Covid-19 Protocol) or by Zoom or Skype. Please contact me by Email or phone me on
07484 222175 (confidential line for my consulting room with answerphone). Quick response guaranteed.

It is not always necessary to make big changes in your life to be more at ease with yourself and others. 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 psychotherapy to help you talk about the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Loss
  • Anger
  • Moods
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Low self-esteem
  • Workplace stress
  • Redundancy
  • Retirement decisions
  • Study difficulties or exams

  • Post-pandemic
    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 the pandemic called Every Mind Matters. It is also worth looking at the resources on BBC Head Room. Also see advice on coping with stress in this recent article from The Guardian.

    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 am a fully qualified Psychotherapist which means I have undertaken an extensive training over 6-8 years and am qualified to work with many issues on an intensive basis. All sessions are strictly confidential and I comply with the privacy requirements for data in line with GDPR (May 2018) Privacy Policy and my registration can be checked on ICO Public Data Protection Register. I also hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

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    Therapeutic Approach:
    I work together with my clients to help them gain understanding of their lives and help them work with the issues or problems that are of concern to 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 and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 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.

    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.


  • £60 - £70 per 50 mins session for individuals, the agreed fee depends on frequency and anticipated length of the therapy.
  • 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 college/university students (aged 18-25), unemployed and low wage earners aged 18 or older (subject to initial consultation & discussion)

  • My page on Questions and Answers gives more details.

    As a mature professional I am aware of the need for clients to find a psychotherapist or 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).

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