Counselling in Hitchin

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Hitchin & Welwyn Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety and depression, trauma, self-harm, addiction, relationship and family issues, stress and self-esteem, sexuality and emotional issues, issues with self image.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety and depression, trauma, self-harm, addiction, relationship and family issues, stress and self-esteem, sexuality and emotional issues, issues with self image.
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Heather McKenna
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Do they impact on your confidence and day-to-day life? Or perhaps you have experienced painful losses, abuse or traumatic events that are affecting you? Do you have patterns of behaviour that no longer feel beneficial to you? Sometimes we think and act in certain ways that function to protect and preserve us. These have felt necessary in the past, but are no longer useful and can instead impact negatively on our life.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Do they impact on your confidence and day-to-day life? Or perhaps you have experienced painful losses, abuse or traumatic events that are affecting you? Do you have patterns of behaviour that no longer feel beneficial to you? Sometimes we think and act in certain ways that function to protect and preserve us. These have felt necessary in the past, but are no longer useful and can instead impact negatively on our life.
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Sue Delaney Hitchin SG5
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Waitlist for new clients
Need help with anxiety & stress, feeling sad & depression, or loss & bereavement? Counselling can help you see your current situation in a new light, depth and clarity. Instinctively, we know talking helps, but when life’s challenges and struggles overwhelm us, it may be difficult to talk to those we're closest to about how we truly feel. When dealing with transitions, dilemmas and crises, or times of uncertainty and loss, we may need the support of someone trained to help us move forward.
Need help with anxiety & stress, feeling sad & depression, or loss & bereavement? Counselling can help you see your current situation in a new light, depth and clarity. Instinctively, we know talking helps, but when life’s challenges and struggles overwhelm us, it may be difficult to talk to those we're closest to about how we truly feel. When dealing with transitions, dilemmas and crises, or times of uncertainty and loss, we may need the support of someone trained to help us move forward.
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Cedar Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
I am here to help with all kinds of things which may be troubling you, from your relationships with families, friends or work, to depression, anxiety and addiction or simply finding that you are going through life without as much zest or happiness as you would like or perhaps feeling that you don't belong in your own life. I am also able to see couples in need of help with their relationship or family members who have problems relating to each other.
I am here to help with all kinds of things which may be troubling you, from your relationships with families, friends or work, to depression, anxiety and addiction or simply finding that you are going through life without as much zest or happiness as you would like or perhaps feeling that you don't belong in your own life. I am also able to see couples in need of help with their relationship or family members who have problems relating to each other.
01462 413871 View 01462 413871
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Helen Margaret Springer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
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Loraine Rawson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hitchin SG5
I am currently able to work face to face, via skype or phone for individuals or couples. You may be concerned about your relationships, sad about the past or just want to look forward to your future.You may want to feel that you can live a happier life. You may be fed up with finding yourself in the same situation over and over again. You may want to be able to better able to listen to yourself and others. We can look at these troubling issues together and find greater peace with them over time, in order to find yourself in a happier life.
I am currently able to work face to face, via skype or phone for individuals or couples. You may be concerned about your relationships, sad about the past or just want to look forward to your future.You may want to feel that you can live a happier life. You may be fed up with finding yourself in the same situation over and over again. You may want to be able to better able to listen to yourself and others. We can look at these troubling issues together and find greater peace with them over time, in order to find yourself in a happier life.
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Elisa Gatti
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
I work with individuals, couples and families that need to face a trauma, a loss, problems of anxiety, depression, fears or relational problems (such as couple conflict, emotional or behavioral problem in a child, alimentary disorder, relational closure in an adolescent). Working together will help everyone finding new energy to change and when everyone is involved in a transformation, it will be stronger and lasting. As an Italian psychotherapist I work in Italian and in English with the foreign community in UK. Sharing the experience of migration always helps to face a new life in a different country.
I work with individuals, couples and families that need to face a trauma, a loss, problems of anxiety, depression, fears or relational problems (such as couple conflict, emotional or behavioral problem in a child, alimentary disorder, relational closure in an adolescent). Working together will help everyone finding new energy to change and when everyone is involved in a transformation, it will be stronger and lasting. As an Italian psychotherapist I work in Italian and in English with the foreign community in UK. Sharing the experience of migration always helps to face a new life in a different country.
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Carrie Pollard
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Hello and welcome. I'm Carrie. I wonder why now feels the right time for you to start your therapy? Does life feel heavy? Or relationships feel difficult? Perhaps you are finding you are experiencing anxiety in your day to day life. Or experiences from your past feel so difficult. Whatever has prompted you to make your way here today, rest assured I provide a non judgemental, confidential and safe space to explore emotions, relationships and life experiences. We can think about your past and present, creating a feeling of safety and processing the pain.
Hello and welcome. I'm Carrie. I wonder why now feels the right time for you to start your therapy? Does life feel heavy? Or relationships feel difficult? Perhaps you are finding you are experiencing anxiety in your day to day life. Or experiences from your past feel so difficult. Whatever has prompted you to make your way here today, rest assured I provide a non judgemental, confidential and safe space to explore emotions, relationships and life experiences. We can think about your past and present, creating a feeling of safety and processing the pain.
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Sue Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
If you feel you need to gain insight and self awareness, deal with current or historical difficulties, then I would be happy to discuss this in an initial appointment to decide whether my approach can help you. I have 40 years experience of therapeutic work with individuals, couples and groups, as well as training and supervising other practitioners both in training and qualified.
If you feel you need to gain insight and self awareness, deal with current or historical difficulties, then I would be happy to discuss this in an initial appointment to decide whether my approach can help you. I have 40 years experience of therapeutic work with individuals, couples and groups, as well as training and supervising other practitioners both in training and qualified.
01462 418490 View 01462 418490
Photo of Sandra Brown - Sandra from Elsali CBT, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Sandra from Elsali CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Its all about you... Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking therapy that can help you make connections between what you think, what you feel and how you behave. Having this knowledge about yourself can help you to break cycles of Depression or Anxiety. The point of therapy is that you get what you need to feel able to live the life you want to. You are the expert of your life and I know CBT, so lets work together to improve your emotional wellbeing. (Pricing is from £80).
Its all about you... Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking therapy that can help you make connections between what you think, what you feel and how you behave. Having this knowledge about yourself can help you to break cycles of Depression or Anxiety. The point of therapy is that you get what you need to feel able to live the life you want to. You are the expert of your life and I know CBT, so lets work together to improve your emotional wellbeing. (Pricing is from £80).
01462 558877 View 01462 558877
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Karen Kennedy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Life can be hectic, stressful, and at times you might find it overwhelming, possibly causing you anxiety and stress, and sometimes even leaving you feeling sad, down or simply "stuck". Perhaps your confidence and self esteem have taken a hit and you are struggling to see a way forward. I get that. If this resonates - you do not need to experience this alone - I can help. I work in a person-centred way with my clients, meaning I will work alongside you, offering you support and understanding as you navigate through your current issues and challenges.
Life can be hectic, stressful, and at times you might find it overwhelming, possibly causing you anxiety and stress, and sometimes even leaving you feeling sad, down or simply "stuck". Perhaps your confidence and self esteem have taken a hit and you are struggling to see a way forward. I get that. If this resonates - you do not need to experience this alone - I can help. I work in a person-centred way with my clients, meaning I will work alongside you, offering you support and understanding as you navigate through your current issues and challenges.
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Rachael Brown Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4  (Online Only)
Reaching out for therapy is a brave step but it can also be a daunting one. It can be hard to know where to turn to or who to trust. I understand this firsthand as I too sought therapy many years ago to help address my own battle with depression. Indeed it was this experience that ignited my passion for helping others struggling with their mental health and which led me to re-train as a therapist. I feel very privileged to be able to support people in their time of need and strive to do so by providing a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative space for talking.
Reaching out for therapy is a brave step but it can also be a daunting one. It can be hard to know where to turn to or who to trust. I understand this firsthand as I too sought therapy many years ago to help address my own battle with depression. Indeed it was this experience that ignited my passion for helping others struggling with their mental health and which led me to re-train as a therapist. I feel very privileged to be able to support people in their time of need and strive to do so by providing a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative space for talking.
01438 576924 View 01438 576924
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Dr Reena Devi Ali
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
Hi, my name is Dr Reena Ali and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have significant experience helping people who are experiencing emotional distress including but not limited to low mood, anxiety, trauma and more. I offer an individual, evidence based psychological therapy to individuals. I am an integrative psychologist, drawing on a broad range of approaches and specialist interventions to help create positive change. I also offer therapeutic coaching and consultations. In our sessions we work collaboratively to help make sense of your difficulties and offer treatment that is tailored to your needs.
Hi, my name is Dr Reena Ali and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have significant experience helping people who are experiencing emotional distress including but not limited to low mood, anxiety, trauma and more. I offer an individual, evidence based psychological therapy to individuals. I am an integrative psychologist, drawing on a broad range of approaches and specialist interventions to help create positive change. I also offer therapeutic coaching and consultations. In our sessions we work collaboratively to help make sense of your difficulties and offer treatment that is tailored to your needs.
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Monica Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
If you are suffering from relationship difficulties, rootlessness, or just feeling stuck, I may be able to help. I provide a caring and compassionate space with the aim of helping you find more effective ways to resolve issues and concerns that are negatively impacting your life. Distressing, painful feelings in the present might have their origins in the past, and the person experiencing these feelings might or might not be aware of this link. Psychodynamic counselling aids individuals in discovering these hidden links, which will allow him or her greater freedom of thought and action.
If you are suffering from relationship difficulties, rootlessness, or just feeling stuck, I may be able to help. I provide a caring and compassionate space with the aim of helping you find more effective ways to resolve issues and concerns that are negatively impacting your life. Distressing, painful feelings in the present might have their origins in the past, and the person experiencing these feelings might or might not be aware of this link. Psychodynamic counselling aids individuals in discovering these hidden links, which will allow him or her greater freedom of thought and action.
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Dr Sonia Borghino
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
020 3893 2192 View 020 3893 2192
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Julie Sale
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
As a sex and relationship specialist my aim is to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations and practices, acknowledging that difference does not equal deviance. I am a UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Senior Accredited Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I also teach a two year post graduate course in Clinical Sexology.
As a sex and relationship specialist my aim is to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations and practices, acknowledging that difference does not equal deviance. I am a UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Senior Accredited Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I also teach a two year post graduate course in Clinical Sexology.
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Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
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Jo Gibson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
I am a post graduate qualified BACP registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with fifteen years experience. I work using the internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out models, with a Humanist and Somatic core training. I work with many different life challenges, and over the years have specialised in trauma, complex trauma, relational trauma and shame. Supporting you to process what has happened to you and move on from your past to live your life fully. I work face to face or online with individuals, couples and groups.
I am a post graduate qualified BACP registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with fifteen years experience. I work using the internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out models, with a Humanist and Somatic core training. I work with many different life challenges, and over the years have specialised in trauma, complex trauma, relational trauma and shame. Supporting you to process what has happened to you and move on from your past to live your life fully. I work face to face or online with individuals, couples and groups.
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Suzi Jane Robisnon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG5
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or struggling with low mood and anxiety? perhaps you are trying to overcome the effects of long-term trauma or bereavement, or perhaps you feel you aren't living the life you want. Whatever your reasons, counselling can really help you achieve positive changes in your life as you develop a greater self-awareness and understanding.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or struggling with low mood and anxiety? perhaps you are trying to overcome the effects of long-term trauma or bereavement, or perhaps you feel you aren't living the life you want. Whatever your reasons, counselling can really help you achieve positive changes in your life as you develop a greater self-awareness and understanding.
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Lizzie Mitchell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hitchin SG4
I am a psychotherapist that specialises in working with children and adolescents. Is your child struggling with anxiety, low mood, managing their emotions or attending school? I also specialise in offering mental health support to children and adolescents with an ASD or ADHD diagnosis. My goal is to provide timely and individualised private therapy, helping your child navigate these complexities, by fostering resilience and empowering both you and your child.
I am a psychotherapist that specialises in working with children and adolescents. Is your child struggling with anxiety, low mood, managing their emotions or attending school? I also specialise in offering mental health support to children and adolescents with an ASD or ADHD diagnosis. My goal is to provide timely and individualised private therapy, helping your child navigate these complexities, by fostering resilience and empowering both you and your child.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hitchin

50+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Hitchin who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
94% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
88% Stress
80% Trauma and PTSD
78% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Hitchin see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
6% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hitchin?

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.