Counselling in St Albans

Photo of Carole Salter, Counsellor in St Albans, England
Carole Salter
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Why counselling? Sometimes life throws some pretty awful things at us and we should not have to cope on our own. Thankfully these days we don’t have to. This is where counselling comes in. It is a safe place which is yours each week to talk confidential about what ever you want. Sometimes all we need is to be heard and to have someone who is non-judgemental, who listens, is empathetic and kind.
01727 648580
St Albans AL1
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Not accepting new clients
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Lauren Haycox
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You might be feeling low, anxious, stuck in a rut in a relationship or at work or, alternatively, repeating the same old mistakes. You might have decided it's time to make sense of things that have happened in the past or wondering how to resolve a situation that's happening right now. Perhaps things are feeling very distressing or difficult. You might be looking for clarity and a way forward or just some space to be heard.
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St Albans AL1
Not accepting new clients
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Mandy Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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.
01923 603692
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St Albans AL2
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Sue Pallenberg
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I have been working as a psychotherapist for 31 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
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St Albans AL2
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Amy Engleman
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
01727 638148
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St Albans AL4
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Nicola M. Richter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I wish you during these extraordinary times of world changes - and any other challenges - the very best for yourself and those close to you. My practice is open for in person & video sessions. I am here for you to talk about your emotional, psychological and spiritual/transpersonal and mindfulness issues. I taught at Universities and present at conferences. With 25+ years of practice I offer you a confidential space to explore your feelings and thoughts e.g. about anxiety, depression, suicide, relationships, death and dying, spiritual journey, meaning in life. I am here for you for any other issue you wish to talk about.
01727 750088
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St Albans AL1
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Dr Karen Murphy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist offering psychological support for young people, adults and families. I offer the opportunity to explore the challenges you may be experiencing from an integrative psychological perspective and specialise in helping people manage difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and adjusting to medical conditions.
020 4538 2830
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St Albans AL1
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Waitlist for new clients
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Dr Aroshini Wijetunge
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I work with people experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. I have 20yrs+ clinical experience in the NHS & private settings. I work part-time providing Expert opinion in family and criminal proceedings. My training is in evidence-based psychological therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. I am able to integrate these models to embody a compassionate approach that is tailored to the individual. My specialist interest is in Schema Therapy, which is an integrative therapy that aims to treat personality & mental health concerns that do not always respond to other treatments.
01727 638978
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St Albans AL1
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Waitlist for new clients
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Milo Brandon - accredited EMDR trauma therapist
MSc
Are you living with PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, accident trauma, grief/loss, surgical trauma, phobias, performance anxiety, traumatic memories, low self-esteem, trust and relationship issues? For adults and children, EMDR is an effective way to release you from the debilitating effects that trauma and anxiety are having on your mind and body, your personal and working life. Please look at my website for more details and videos that explain how I work and how I can help you.
01727 638162
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St Albans AL1
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Waitlist for new clients
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Christina Johnson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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. It could be you’re finding the Covid-19 crisis has changed things and you want to explore what that means for you. Or maybe you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right.
01727 634556
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St Albans AL3
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Waitlist for new clients
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Rochelle Craig Msc Adap Ncac
MSc
I am a professionally qualified addiction counsellor. I can help with anxiety & depression. My specialist area is working with food addiction & all the destructive behaviours that are often displayed. My journey to becoming qualified and working in this particular field began as a result of my own lived experience. I recognise the similarities between this and any other type of addiction and that is why I use an addiction model integrated with a person centred approach. Ultimately it is the relationship and trust in the therapy room that takes priority in my work. I provide support to help make changes & sustain those changes.
01727 649788
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St Albans AL1
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Jacqui Whittingham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you worry all the time? Are you scared of what other people think of you? Does your life feel exhausting and overwhelming? Maybe it's hard to put into words exactly what life is like for you? Perhaps it’s hard for you to say no when people ask you to do things even if you don't want to do them? Maybe this affects work and relationships and stops you going out or applying for that new job or just puts you under pressure the whole time. Perhaps you feel isolated and lonely because it's just too hard to connect with others. I wonder if all you want is to feel comfortable in your own skin? If this is you - I get it, I see you.
01727 260355
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St Albans AL4
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Annie Morag Lonie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I'm Annie, MBACP registered and highly experienced having spent years in law, industry and media as well as psychotherapy. I use a mixture of tradition and modern therapeutic techniques. My background means I work with professionals who may have anxiety and stress at work or experiencing life's transitions including navigating divorce, relationships or issues with addiction. It might be you feel anxious, overwhelmed or something just feels not right at work or home. Many of my clients find that working with me is often the bridge they need between where they are now and where they want to be and go on to lead fulfilling lives.
01727 229969
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St Albans AL1
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Dr Emma Rose
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Emma, I am a Psychologist and I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for you to talk and share your experiences. I have 13 years experience working in the NHS, charities & counselling services. I have a BSc, MSc and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I can usually offer appointments within a fortnight. I support people who are facing issues such as relational problems, family issues, stress, anxiety, low mood, eating disorders, anger problems, illness, life changes, bereavement and addiction, abuse, among many more.
01548 800095
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St Albans AL1
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Mosaic Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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.
01727 227299
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St Albans AL1
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Claire Cooper
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing a challenge that feels too difficult to cope with? Or maybe you are dealing with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement and are feeling sad? Are you managing these emotional challenges with unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Having experienced some difficulties in my own life, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step towards therapy. I offer a safe and confidential space where, together, we can work with the issues that are unique to you. I work holistically by using a variety of therapy approaches that will help support you in finding a way forward.
01727 648598
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St Albans AL4
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Doug Hobson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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 may be able to help. ​ 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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St Albans AL3
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Photo of Dr Hannah Levy, Psychologist in St Albans, England
Dr Hannah Levy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I'm a Clinical Psychologist specialising in parental wellbeing. I am experienced in supporting families to talk about difficult and emotive topics, and adjust to challenges including the transition to parenthood, loss and bereavement. I offer psychological therapy to mothers and fathers during the perinatal phase, including for people experiencing anxiety and/or low mood during pregnancy or after their baby is born and following a traumatic birth experience. I support parents when a child or parent/carer has a physical illness, or following the death of a baby or child.
01727 260472
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St Albans AL1
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Samantha Amanda Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
A warm welcome to you. As a humanistic counsellor, my focus is to support you in re-discovering your innate sense of goodness and wholeness. Whether your troubles are underpinned by trauma or overall depressed feelings, our work together can build an understanding of who you are and what you need. I offer a genuine curiosity and a gentle offering of what emerges for me as you share. This can be a powerful tool in therapy, particually if you experience your belief system as rigid or fixed and wish to explore a fuller view of yourself. I always respect and honour your journey so far, and your innate desire to grow.
01727 649241
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St Albans AL1
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Pieter Willem Nel
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
In the 30 years since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I have worked with people in both physical and mental health services I have substantial experience in helping and supporting children, young people, parents, adults, couples, families who are experiencing difficulties in life. I have a strong belief that people are inherently resilient and resourceful, and that with the right help and support people can overcome their problems and lead a happy and fulfilling life. In all my work I aim to help people to develop, restore or strengthen connections with those who are important in their lives.
01727 649787
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St Albans AL3
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in St Albans?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in St Albans specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.