Counselling in London Colney

Photo of Mark Aitchison, Counsellor in London Colney, England
Mark Aitchison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London Colney AL4
I opened Ataraxia counselling at the beginning of 2018. Just over a year in and the practice is growing faster than expected. I work with clients with all types of issues and personalities. My experience so far is predominanty mental health as i have worked for Mind in mid Herts and addiction as i also work for ADAS a drug and alcohol agency. If i was to say i had a niche it would be that i can make shy clients feel at ease early on using a relational supportive style of counselling. I would love to welcome new clients to Ataraxia. Look forward to hearing from you. Mark
I opened Ataraxia counselling at the beginning of 2018. Just over a year in and the practice is growing faster than expected. I work with clients with all types of issues and personalities. My experience so far is predominanty mental health as i have worked for Mind in mid Herts and addiction as i also work for ADAS a drug and alcohol agency. If i was to say i had a niche it would be that i can make shy clients feel at ease early on using a relational supportive style of counselling. I would love to welcome new clients to Ataraxia. Look forward to hearing from you. Mark
01992 351822 View 01992 351822
Photo of Aguilera Psychology, Psychologist in London Colney, 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.
01438 584393 View 01438 584393
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Awa S. Ottiger
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
London Colney AL2  (Online Only)
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
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Photo of Christian John Liberati, Counsellor in London Colney, England
Christian John Liberati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London Colney AL2
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
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Photo of Hayley Ryan, Psychotherapist in London Colney, England
Hayley Ryan
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
London Colney AL4
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 Dr Alex Doherty, Psychologist in London Colney, England
Dr Alex Doherty
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1  (Online Only)
Coming to therapy can be anxiety provoking and that's why I offer a free brief consultation phone call where we can discuss your difficulties and any worries you may have. From coming to therapy you can expect: a deeper understanding of your difficulties and reasons why you may feel 'stuck'; a personalised approach which is tailored to your individual needs; an opportunity to be heard and validated; to work with a clinician who has knowledge of the most up-to-date, empirically supported therapies.
Coming to therapy can be anxiety provoking and that's why I offer a free brief consultation phone call where we can discuss your difficulties and any worries you may have. From coming to therapy you can expect: a deeper understanding of your difficulties and reasons why you may feel 'stuck'; a personalised approach which is tailored to your individual needs; an opportunity to be heard and validated; to work with a clinician who has knowledge of the most up-to-date, empirically supported therapies.
01462 547023 View 01462 547023
Photo of Kate Wiggs, Psychotherapist in London Colney, England
Kate Wiggs
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
St Albans AL1
People who sincerely want change and are willing to look within will find a committed cheerleader in me. Identifying unconscious patterns is often uncomfortable work. Learning to have grace and self-compassion in those tight spots ought to be taught in schools. Until then, there's person centred therapy. (Search 'Carl Rogers and Gloria' for a fantastic, if grainy intro to Unconditional Positive Regard)
People who sincerely want change and are willing to look within will find a committed cheerleader in me. Identifying unconscious patterns is often uncomfortable work. Learning to have grace and self-compassion in those tight spots ought to be taught in schools. Until then, there's person centred therapy. (Search 'Carl Rogers and Gloria' for a fantastic, if grainy intro to Unconditional Positive Regard)
020 3910 8367 View 020 3910 8367
Photo of Ruth Chappin, Counsellor in London Colney, England
Ruth Chappin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
Is life overwhelming or getting you down right now? Or perhaps you have felt this way for a long time. Maybe you're struggling with painful feelings like jealousy, anger or guilt. Or you're struggling with anxiety or depression and you're not sure what's causing it. Perhaps you are struggling with low self-esteem or relationship difficulties. It's hard to know who to turn to sometimes because of feelings of shame, or feeling like a burden. Whatever is troubling you it seems you have made that first step to seeking the right help.
Is life overwhelming or getting you down right now? Or perhaps you have felt this way for a long time. Maybe you're struggling with painful feelings like jealousy, anger or guilt. Or you're struggling with anxiety or depression and you're not sure what's causing it. Perhaps you are struggling with low self-esteem or relationship difficulties. It's hard to know who to turn to sometimes because of feelings of shame, or feeling like a burden. Whatever is troubling you it seems you have made that first step to seeking the right help.
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Photo of Dr Tom Graham, Psychologist in London Colney, England
Dr Tom Graham
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL4  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered and BABCP accredited Counselling Psychologist offering specialist CBT for anxiety related problems and misophonia. Having worked with Prof David Veale and colleagues at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (NHS), my current NHS commitments are with Prof Paul Salkvoskis and colleagues at Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre. For many years I have also worked with Dr Jane Gregory researching and treating misophonia, and I am among a small number of clinical experts in this area. I have helped many people struggling with anxiety, OCD, misophonia, and the effects of trauma.
I am an HCPC registered and BABCP accredited Counselling Psychologist offering specialist CBT for anxiety related problems and misophonia. Having worked with Prof David Veale and colleagues at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (NHS), my current NHS commitments are with Prof Paul Salkvoskis and colleagues at Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre. For many years I have also worked with Dr Jane Gregory researching and treating misophonia, and I am among a small number of clinical experts in this area. I have helped many people struggling with anxiety, OCD, misophonia, and the effects of trauma.
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Photo of Hannah Wilkinson in London Colney, England
Hannah Wilkinson
MSc
St Albans AL3
I offer psychanalytic psychotherapy to adults suffering with their mental health. Psychotherapy is a way of relating to each other, patient to therapist, where more formative patterns of thinking can be identified and thought about in a safe and confidential environment. You may need help with a more recent set of circumstances, a loss, stress or pressure, depression or anxiety. You may feel it is now time to put words to and perhaps come to terms with a much earlier experience or traumatic period that seems to have had long term effects. You might have no idea why you feel the way you do. Psychotherapy may offer some relief.
I offer psychanalytic psychotherapy to adults suffering with their mental health. Psychotherapy is a way of relating to each other, patient to therapist, where more formative patterns of thinking can be identified and thought about in a safe and confidential environment. You may need help with a more recent set of circumstances, a loss, stress or pressure, depression or anxiety. You may feel it is now time to put words to and perhaps come to terms with a much earlier experience or traumatic period that seems to have had long term effects. You might have no idea why you feel the way you do. Psychotherapy may offer some relief.
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Photo of Daryl Nicholas, Psychotherapist in London Colney, England
Daryl Nicholas
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging space for self exploration, growth, and development? If so, the comprehensive INSIGHT self-discovery programmes are for you. Gain all-round and in-depth insight into who you are, how you've developed, your current and past relationships, and where you are heading. The INSIGHT programmes have been built to provide more structure, guidance, intensity, and rapid self discovery to allow you to reach your potential. To find out more, including the difference between the INSIGHT programmes and unstructured/open-ended therapy sessions, visit darylnicholas.com/insightprogrammes
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging space for self exploration, growth, and development? If so, the comprehensive INSIGHT self-discovery programmes are for you. Gain all-round and in-depth insight into who you are, how you've developed, your current and past relationships, and where you are heading. The INSIGHT programmes have been built to provide more structure, guidance, intensity, and rapid self discovery to allow you to reach your potential. To find out more, including the difference between the INSIGHT programmes and unstructured/open-ended therapy sessions, visit darylnicholas.com/insightprogrammes
020 3962 0587 View 020 3962 0587
Photo of Jenny Williams, Counsellor in London Colney, England
Jenny Williams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Wheathampstead AL4
If you are feeling confused, stuck, anxious or just feel that you want life to be different; if you are struggling to cope with change or want to make a change but don't know where to start; if the demands made on you by other people, or by your own expectations feel overwhelming; if past experiences have left a negative impression on how you see yourself or life in general; if loss and change have left you feeling disorientated and struggling, I offer a safe space to open up in confidence and without judgement, to someone who is there to help you feel understood and move forward with a clearer sense of direction.
If you are feeling confused, stuck, anxious or just feel that you want life to be different; if you are struggling to cope with change or want to make a change but don't know where to start; if the demands made on you by other people, or by your own expectations feel overwhelming; if past experiences have left a negative impression on how you see yourself or life in general; if loss and change have left you feeling disorientated and struggling, I offer a safe space to open up in confidence and without judgement, to someone who is there to help you feel understood and move forward with a clearer sense of direction.
01582 377001 View 01582 377001
Photo of Beth S Dixon, Counsellor in London Colney, England
Beth S Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bricket Wood AL2
Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or have experienced traumatic life-events and are looking for a safe and confidential space where you can mentally re-group and begin to thrive rather than just survive life's challenges. You might be facing a loss or going through some kind of transition that is challenging your sense of self. Together we can carefully explore how you really feel and identify any changes you might want to make.
Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or have experienced traumatic life-events and are looking for a safe and confidential space where you can mentally re-group and begin to thrive rather than just survive life's challenges. You might be facing a loss or going through some kind of transition that is challenging your sense of self. Together we can carefully explore how you really feel and identify any changes you might want to make.
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Marc Hamilton
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL3
My approach to therapy is informed by ongoing developments in psychological knowledge and research, and is caring and sensitive to your individual needs. Therapy and treatment for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, relationships, couple therapy, depression, stress, trauma, self esteem, workplace issues, dealing with health difficulties, drug and alcohol problems, life difficulties and transition and well being.
My approach to therapy is informed by ongoing developments in psychological knowledge and research, and is caring and sensitive to your individual needs. Therapy and treatment for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, relationships, couple therapy, depression, stress, trauma, self esteem, workplace issues, dealing with health difficulties, drug and alcohol problems, life difficulties and transition and well being.
01727 222440 View 01727 222440
Photo of Rachel Marfleet, Psychologist in London Colney, England
Rachel Marfleet
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albans AL1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults and families. I have worked in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adults and families. I have worked in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
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Photo of Stacy Holland, Psychotherapist in London Colney, England
Stacy Holland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1  (Online Only)
However you're feeling or what ever you would like to explore, i can offer you the time and space to feel heard, to express yourself in a way that you may not have been able to before. I offer a place where you can be yourself, and express yourself freely, supporting you as you try to make sense of your experience, feelings. Counselling is a journey of self discovery, a place where you should feel safe and supported so you can learn to understand and love yourself.
However you're feeling or what ever you would like to explore, i can offer you the time and space to feel heard, to express yourself in a way that you may not have been able to before. I offer a place where you can be yourself, and express yourself freely, supporting you as you try to make sense of your experience, feelings. Counselling is a journey of self discovery, a place where you should feel safe and supported so you can learn to understand and love yourself.
01525 659958 View 01525 659958
Photo of Wendy O'Neill, Psychologist in London Colney, England
Wendy O'Neill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Wendy and I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and Charity sector. I currently work within a specialist services with individuals and families with emotional difficulties. When we first meet, we will think together about your experiences, why you have come to therapy now, and your hopes for change. I hope to offer you a warm, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic safe to help explore current difficulties and to find ways to overcome the challenges that are having an impact on your life.
Hello, I'm Wendy and I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and Charity sector. I currently work within a specialist services with individuals and families with emotional difficulties. When we first meet, we will think together about your experiences, why you have come to therapy now, and your hopes for change. I hope to offer you a warm, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic safe to help explore current difficulties and to find ways to overcome the challenges that are having an impact on your life.
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Photo of Sameer Munjal, Psychotherapist in London Colney, England
Sameer Munjal
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
St Albans AL1
I get it. I've been there. You seem confident, ambitious and are always there for others. People think you lead a great life but it doesn’t always feel that way. You got through childhood and teenage years and have lots to be grateful for. Despite all of your effort and achievement in life, something doesn't feel quite right. An anxious, nagging feeling sits in your mind and body and makes you uncomfortable in your own skin. You’ve ignored it and carried on but you have many questions. It’s frustrating and exhausting but something has prompted you to find answers. You want to be more relaxed within yourself and feel good enough.
I get it. I've been there. You seem confident, ambitious and are always there for others. People think you lead a great life but it doesn’t always feel that way. You got through childhood and teenage years and have lots to be grateful for. Despite all of your effort and achievement in life, something doesn't feel quite right. An anxious, nagging feeling sits in your mind and body and makes you uncomfortable in your own skin. You’ve ignored it and carried on but you have many questions. It’s frustrating and exhausting but something has prompted you to find answers. You want to be more relaxed within yourself and feel good enough.
01923 961151 View 01923 961151
Photo of Dr Hannah Osborne, Psychologist in London Colney, England
Dr Hannah Osborne
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
St Albans AL1
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am Dr Hannah Osborne. I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in health and emotions. If you are living with a long term health condition, chronic pain or persistent physical symptoms that just don't seem to go away and are finding life hard, I am here to help. I have specialisms in the management of and adjusting to a range of health conditions (pain, fatigue, long covid, functional symptoms, gastro symptoms, cancer, diabetes), as well as managing stress, anxiety, depression, ptsd and most other emotions that show up when life is tough. I work hard to help you to feel and live better.
Hello, I am Dr Hannah Osborne. I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in health and emotions. If you are living with a long term health condition, chronic pain or persistent physical symptoms that just don't seem to go away and are finding life hard, I am here to help. I have specialisms in the management of and adjusting to a range of health conditions (pain, fatigue, long covid, functional symptoms, gastro symptoms, cancer, diabetes), as well as managing stress, anxiety, depression, ptsd and most other emotions that show up when life is tough. I work hard to help you to feel and live better.
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Photo of Dr Roxanne Barrett, Psychologist in London Colney, England
Dr Roxanne Barrett
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
St Albans AL2  (Online Only)
I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience of working within a range of psychological services within the NHS. I have worked across both mental and physical health settings and I am experienced in working with a range of psychological difficulties such as depression, low self-esteem and anxiety. I have an interest in working with individuals who are struggling with long term physical health conditions, as well as issues relating to pregnancy and the postpartum period. My overriding goal is to support clients to move their lives in the direction they personally feel is most meaningful and rewarding.
I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience of working within a range of psychological services within the NHS. I have worked across both mental and physical health settings and I am experienced in working with a range of psychological difficulties such as depression, low self-esteem and anxiety. I have an interest in working with individuals who are struggling with long term physical health conditions, as well as issues relating to pregnancy and the postpartum period. My overriding goal is to support clients to move their lives in the direction they personally feel is most meaningful and rewarding.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London Colney

< 10

Counsellors in London Colney who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem
80% Domestic Abuse
80% Eating Disorders

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Vitality

How Counsellors in London Colney see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London Colney?

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.