Counselling in AL2

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Photo of Isidora Valetti, Psychotherapist in AL2, England
Isidora Valetti
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
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Sue Pallenberg
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Hello, I have been working as a psychotherapist for 35 years, helping people to overcome problems when they are feeling overwhelmed, confused, perhaps depressed and anxious, struggling with relationships, or whatever difficulties life has thrown at them. As a Psychotherapist I can work with you in a unique and individual way that best suits your needs. I offer a safe and reliable therapeutic relationship in which to explore your presenting problems in a comfortable and confidential environment. I am also offering telephone, Skype or Zoom Sessions.
Hello, I have been working as a psychotherapist for 35 years, helping people to overcome problems when they are feeling overwhelmed, confused, perhaps depressed and anxious, struggling with relationships, or whatever difficulties life has thrown at them. As a Psychotherapist I can work with you in a unique and individual way that best suits your needs. I offer a safe and reliable therapeutic relationship in which to explore your presenting problems in a comfortable and confidential environment. I am also offering telephone, Skype or Zoom Sessions.
01727 875212 View 01727 875212
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Mandy Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor offering individual or couples therapy face to face or online, I am also a counselling supervisor. Taking the first steps to access counselling may feel a little overwhelming but this can lead to increased self esteem and knowledge, better relationships with loved ones and a greater quality of life. I offer a safe, warm and comfortable environment to work together to explore what may be going on for you and discover opportunities for change.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor offering individual or couples therapy face to face or online, I am also a counselling supervisor. Taking the first steps to access counselling may feel a little overwhelming but this can lead to increased self esteem and knowledge, better relationships with loved ones and a greater quality of life. I offer a safe, warm and comfortable environment to work together to explore what may be going on for you and discover opportunities for change.
01923 603692 View 01923 603692
Photo of Nima Nowruzi, Psychologist in AL2, England
Nima Nowruzi
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I am very good at treating people with Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, as well as those with traumatic experiences. I apply a very modern and effective type of dynamic psychotherapy called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). I work on repressed feelings and emotions and help you to get rid of the pain and suffer to become a mature personality. For most people, psychological stress and unresolved traumas are so overwhelming that often leads to many other problems, such as low performance, low confidence, unpleasant encounters and a gradual destruction of well-being. If left untreated, these psychological issues can be transferred from one generation to the next, due to its lasting effects on children. Modern treatments in psychotherapy can help you overcome many types of psychological problems. People suffering from these problems can be helped to regain their sense of pride, efficiency, and effectiveness. My clients need to be well motivated, and cooperative.
I am very good at treating people with Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, as well as those with traumatic experiences. I apply a very modern and effective type of dynamic psychotherapy called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). I work on repressed feelings and emotions and help you to get rid of the pain and suffer to become a mature personality. For most people, psychological stress and unresolved traumas are so overwhelming that often leads to many other problems, such as low performance, low confidence, unpleasant encounters and a gradual destruction of well-being. If left untreated, these psychological issues can be transferred from one generation to the next, due to its lasting effects on children. Modern treatments in psychotherapy can help you overcome many types of psychological problems. People suffering from these problems can be helped to regain their sense of pride, efficiency, and effectiveness. My clients need to be well motivated, and cooperative.
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Valley Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Problems are personal, bereavement, depression, stress, relationship breakdowns and anxiety can all feel unbearable and isolating. The reasons for seeking counselling or psychotherapy are as unique and varied as we are. Sometimes we have an idea of what is annoying or upsetting us. Sometimes we struggle to understand issues that darken our days. We might enter a cycle of blame or self-loathing in which we get lost, finding it difficult to move forwards in our lives.
Problems are personal, bereavement, depression, stress, relationship breakdowns and anxiety can all feel unbearable and isolating. The reasons for seeking counselling or psychotherapy are as unique and varied as we are. Sometimes we have an idea of what is annoying or upsetting us. Sometimes we struggle to understand issues that darken our days. We might enter a cycle of blame or self-loathing in which we get lost, finding it difficult to move forwards in our lives.
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Photo of Harrie Wilson, Counsellor in AL2, England
Harrie Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Therapy is one time when it is all about you. Your experiences, your feelings. When things feel difficult – whether or not you know the reasons why, therapy can really help. How? At the heart of therapy is your relationship with your therapist. When your therapist offers you space to think and to feel, uninterrupted and without judgement, you can start to make more sense of things, together. So it’s important to find a good connection. There are many types of therapist – it’s not necessarily sensible shoes and long silences.
Therapy is one time when it is all about you. Your experiences, your feelings. When things feel difficult – whether or not you know the reasons why, therapy can really help. How? At the heart of therapy is your relationship with your therapist. When your therapist offers you space to think and to feel, uninterrupted and without judgement, you can start to make more sense of things, together. So it’s important to find a good connection. There are many types of therapist – it’s not necessarily sensible shoes and long silences.
01727 638227 View 01727 638227
Photo of Celia Jarvis, Counsellor in AL2, England
Celia Jarvis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with women to explore and strengthen their low self-esteem. If you feel not good enough, often experience jealousy or comparison or you're prone to people pleasing, then self esteem counselling may be for you. We live in a high pressure world and many things can contribute towards low self-esteem – a difficult childhood, a hurtful comment or a disappointing relationship. But self-esteem can be renewed and repaired. Many of my clients report feeling significantly better after completing our counselling sessions together. And they go on to create a life they love.
I work with women to explore and strengthen their low self-esteem. If you feel not good enough, often experience jealousy or comparison or you're prone to people pleasing, then self esteem counselling may be for you. We live in a high pressure world and many things can contribute towards low self-esteem – a difficult childhood, a hurtful comment or a disappointing relationship. But self-esteem can be renewed and repaired. Many of my clients report feeling significantly better after completing our counselling sessions together. And they go on to create a life they love.
01548 808659 View 01548 808659
Photo of Effie Molyva, Psychotherapist in AL2, England
Effie Molyva
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
St Albans AL2  (Online Only)
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist with extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and depression both in the NHS as well as privately. In my practice I work together with clients to offer support for a range of anxiety disorders including social anxiety, health anxiety, treatment of phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic attacks, OCD and Generalised anxiety as well as difficulties with low mood. An area of particular interest for me is offering support to women and men who may struggle during the perinatal period. Having a baby is an exciting
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist with extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and depression both in the NHS as well as privately. In my practice I work together with clients to offer support for a range of anxiety disorders including social anxiety, health anxiety, treatment of phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic attacks, OCD and Generalised anxiety as well as difficulties with low mood. An area of particular interest for me is offering support to women and men who may struggle during the perinatal period. Having a baby is an exciting
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Photo of Penny Glazebrook Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in AL2, England
Penny Glazebrook Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych
Verified
If you have been struggling with anxiety and low mood that has affected your self esteem due to personal relationships or within your workplace. I can help you rebuild your life with renewed confidence in yourself and in your relationships with others.
If you have been struggling with anxiety and low mood that has affected your self esteem due to personal relationships or within your workplace. I can help you rebuild your life with renewed confidence in yourself and in your relationships with others.
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Photo of Hayley Ryan, Psychotherapist in AL2, England
Hayley Ryan
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
If we never take a leap of faith then we never know. More significantly we remain stuck. I often talk to clients about the power of change. In my work I am for people to gain a greater understanding of who they really are. Whilst enabling them to explore their feelings, circumstances and relationships. The goal of our work together is to challenge any destructive patterns or behaviours and work towards positive active change. In the end this enables people to live a more fulfilling and calmer life.
If we never take a leap of faith then we never know. More significantly we remain stuck. I often talk to clients about the power of change. In my work I am for people to gain a greater understanding of who they really are. Whilst enabling them to explore their feelings, circumstances and relationships. The goal of our work together is to challenge any destructive patterns or behaviours and work towards positive active change. In the end this enables people to live a more fulfilling and calmer life.
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Photo of Lucy Shaw, Psychotherapist in AL2, England
Lucy Shaw
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
I understand it can be hard to approach therapy for the first time, or maybe you are currently in need of support during an uncertain time or are feeling distressed. It can feel difficult knowing where to start. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can support you and give you understanding about your emotional responses to life events and skills to cope in times of stress. I offer a safe and confidential space, where you can begin to make sense of your feelings and to identify how you would like to move forward.
I understand it can be hard to approach therapy for the first time, or maybe you are currently in need of support during an uncertain time or are feeling distressed. It can feel difficult knowing where to start. We would work together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours so you can better understand yourself and others. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can support you and give you understanding about your emotional responses to life events and skills to cope in times of stress. I offer a safe and confidential space, where you can begin to make sense of your feelings and to identify how you would like to move forward.
01727 222209 View 01727 222209
Photo of Michael Feldman, Counsellor in AL2, England
Michael Feldman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I am a very experienced counsellor working with a wide range of clients presenting with a broad spectrum of issues. I work with both individuals and couples and have a particular interest in working with relationships, depression and anxiety. I also specialise in working with porn and sex addiction. I have additional training in IAPT Counselling for Depression as well as a Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling.
I am a very experienced counsellor working with a wide range of clients presenting with a broad spectrum of issues. I work with both individuals and couples and have a particular interest in working with relationships, depression and anxiety. I also specialise in working with porn and sex addiction. I have additional training in IAPT Counselling for Depression as well as a Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling.
01727 227293 View 01727 227293
Photo of Georgina Sherling, Psychologist in AL2, England
Georgina Sherling
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Are you feeling low, anxious or stressed? Are you struggling to manage overwhelming emotions or battling with thoughts or behaviours? Would you like to feel understood and supported to explore effective solutions?
Are you feeling low, anxious or stressed? Are you struggling to manage overwhelming emotions or battling with thoughts or behaviours? Would you like to feel understood and supported to explore effective solutions?
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Photo of Dr Carly Keyes - Ba(Hons) Pgcert Pgdip Dclinpsy Cpsychol, Psychologist in AL2, England
Dr Carly Keyes - Ba(Hons) Pgcert Pgdip Dclinpsy Cpsychol
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
My name is Dr Carly Keyes and I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. I am here to understand your current difficulties, to work with you and help you get equipped with strategies to help you cope during the down times in order for you to enjoy the ups. I offer psychological therapy that is personalised to you to help you blossom. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and for you to build trust in me and feel relaxed in the sessions and to start living a richer and more fulfilling life.
My name is Dr Carly Keyes and I am a compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. I am here to understand your current difficulties, to work with you and help you get equipped with strategies to help you cope during the down times in order for you to enjoy the ups. I offer psychological therapy that is personalised to you to help you blossom. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and for you to build trust in me and feel relaxed in the sessions and to start living a richer and more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Mosaic Counselling Services, Counsellor in AL2, England
Mosaic Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Welcome to Mosaic Counselling Services. We are a low cost counselling service run by professional and trainee counsellors. Our aim is to provide counselling services for a range of mental health issues to the local and surrounding communities within St Albans and Hertfordshire. We are here to provide affordable open ended therapy for anyone who needs counselling. At difficult times in our lives, a quiet, non-judgemental space with a counselling professional can offer a unique so important both for you and for those around you.
Welcome to Mosaic Counselling Services. We are a low cost counselling service run by professional and trainee counsellors. Our aim is to provide counselling services for a range of mental health issues to the local and surrounding communities within St Albans and Hertfordshire. We are here to provide affordable open ended therapy for anyone who needs counselling. At difficult times in our lives, a quiet, non-judgemental space with a counselling professional can offer a unique so important both for you and for those around you.
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Photo of Dr Ellen Mackey, Psychologist in AL2, England
Dr Ellen Mackey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I'm an online and Hertfordshire based Clinical Psychologist supporting Autistic young people, young adults and their families around mental wellbeing, sleep and behaviours that can be challenging. I offer interventions directly with young people, young adults and/or with parents/ carers and families. I can support around challenges with anxiety, low mood, emotional regulation, and sleep. I also offer work around aspects of understanding diagnosis, identity and self-esteem.
I'm an online and Hertfordshire based Clinical Psychologist supporting Autistic young people, young adults and their families around mental wellbeing, sleep and behaviours that can be challenging. I offer interventions directly with young people, young adults and/or with parents/ carers and families. I can support around challenges with anxiety, low mood, emotional regulation, and sleep. I also offer work around aspects of understanding diagnosis, identity and self-esteem.
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Photo of Aguilera Psychology, Psychologist in AL2, England
Aguilera Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London Colney AL2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced, registered and chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in a variety of psychological models and tailor my approach to suit individual client needs.
I am an experienced, registered and chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in a variety of psychological models and tailor my approach to suit individual client needs.
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Photo of Doug Hobson, Psychologist in AL2, England
Doug Hobson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL2  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Struggling to concentrate or sleep due to worry? Avoiding going out because you are scared of what other's may think of you? Paralysed by panic attacks? Feeling trapped by intrusive thoughts? I can help you break free of the symptoms of anxiety and low mood that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. As a qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist I have a wealth of experience working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Health or Death anxiety. ​
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Struggling to concentrate or sleep due to worry? Avoiding going out because you are scared of what other's may think of you? Paralysed by panic attacks? Feeling trapped by intrusive thoughts? I can help you break free of the symptoms of anxiety and low mood that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. As a qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist I have a wealth of experience working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Health or Death anxiety. ​
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Photo of Christina Johnson, Counsellor in AL2, England
Christina Johnson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who are navigating life’s ups and downs. Perhaps you’re managing change or feeling stuck, finding relationships difficult and wondering why, or you may be struggling with loss. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right.
I work with people who are navigating life’s ups and downs. Perhaps you’re managing change or feeling stuck, finding relationships difficult and wondering why, or you may be struggling with loss. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right.
01727 634556 View 01727 634556
Photo of Stephen Johnson Therapy, Counsellor in AL2, England
Stephen Johnson Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who is approachable, caring and thoughtful. My focus is on building a safe and supportive relationship with you. I believe in demystifying mental health. I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy. I listen to and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I sometimes focus on the dynamics of our relationship and your past relationships to enable us to explore root causes. This approach can make longer-lasting change for you possible.
I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who is approachable, caring and thoughtful. My focus is on building a safe and supportive relationship with you. I believe in demystifying mental health. I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy. I listen to and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I sometimes focus on the dynamics of our relationship and your past relationships to enable us to explore root causes. This approach can make longer-lasting change for you possible.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in AL2

30+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in AL2 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
68% Bereavement
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% Vitality
70% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in AL2 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in AL2?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.