Counselling in Stanstead Abbotts

Photo of Heather Brennan, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Heather Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stanstead Abbotts SG12
Hello and welcome. My approach to counselling is respectful, sensitive, thoughtful and underpinned by a psychodynamic training. I offer a private, safe and confidential setting to explore and help you manage your feelings and thoughts that may be overwhelming, confusing or even frightening. This may enable you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and explore deep rooted beliefs and assumptions in order to resolve them. Together we can find your strengths, build your confidence and self esteem, enabling you to make choices where previously you may have felt there were none.
Hello and welcome. My approach to counselling is respectful, sensitive, thoughtful and underpinned by a psychodynamic training. I offer a private, safe and confidential setting to explore and help you manage your feelings and thoughts that may be overwhelming, confusing or even frightening. This may enable you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and explore deep rooted beliefs and assumptions in order to resolve them. Together we can find your strengths, build your confidence and self esteem, enabling you to make choices where previously you may have felt there were none.
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Photo of Jane Lee, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Jane Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stanstead Abbotts SG12
Working with adults, children and young people, it's my intention to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for clients, helping you to gain understanding and clarity round your situation and difficulties, and to find a positive way forward.
Working with adults, children and young people, it's my intention to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for clients, helping you to gain understanding and clarity round your situation and difficulties, and to find a positive way forward.
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Photo of Tina Rawlings, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Tina Rawlings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stanstead Abbotts SG12
I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor with 20+ years experience in treating addictions and mental health, including disordered eating patterns and relationship difficulties, and any underlying issues such as depression and anxiety disorders. I have worked in various settings such as; GP Surgeries, and Group Treatment Therapies. I help you to uncover and process any underlying emotional and psychological blocks so that you can achieve full recovery and a happy future, living out your full potential.
I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor with 20+ years experience in treating addictions and mental health, including disordered eating patterns and relationship difficulties, and any underlying issues such as depression and anxiety disorders. I have worked in various settings such as; GP Surgeries, and Group Treatment Therapies. I help you to uncover and process any underlying emotional and psychological blocks so that you can achieve full recovery and a happy future, living out your full potential.
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Photo of Lisa Carr, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Lisa Carr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stanstead Abbotts SG12
If you find you have become overwhelmed by feelings such as anxiety, anger or sadness I offer a safe and supportive space to unpack those emotions and gain a better awareness of your own processes. We can work together to understand better what is happening in your life today and perhaps how previous events and patterns may be affecting you. I work with a range of emotional and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, abuse, work stress, abortion, life transitions, isolation and low self-esteem.
If you find you have become overwhelmed by feelings such as anxiety, anger or sadness I offer a safe and supportive space to unpack those emotions and gain a better awareness of your own processes. We can work together to understand better what is happening in your life today and perhaps how previous events and patterns may be affecting you. I work with a range of emotional and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, abuse, work stress, abortion, life transitions, isolation and low self-esteem.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Olivia Kellett, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Olivia Kellett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hertford SG14
Thank you for visiting my page. I am a BACP registered counsellor, mindfulness teacher and a clinical hypnotherapist. This background enables me to use an Integrative Counselling approach to help my clients to achieve their therapy goals. Sessions with me are always client based and very flexible. I aim to bring a note of levity to everything I do, including the work with my clients. My current work with the organisation Headspace involves engaging with young adults and helping them to overcome mental health issues, as well as various types of destructive behaviours, addictions, stress, self sabotage and relationship problems.
Thank you for visiting my page. I am a BACP registered counsellor, mindfulness teacher and a clinical hypnotherapist. This background enables me to use an Integrative Counselling approach to help my clients to achieve their therapy goals. Sessions with me are always client based and very flexible. I aim to bring a note of levity to everything I do, including the work with my clients. My current work with the organisation Headspace involves engaging with young adults and helping them to overcome mental health issues, as well as various types of destructive behaviours, addictions, stress, self sabotage and relationship problems.
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Photo of Amber Bartlett, Psychotherapist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Amber Bartlett
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Ware SG12
I specialise in supporting children and young people from age 4-18 and their families. My focus areas include anxiety, low self-esteem, regulating emotions, behaviour, and improving communication. I have 15 years experience working with children and YP with Autism. I have a passion for nurturing the parent-child attachment relationship. Sessions are held in any of the two purpose built creative therapy rooms. I can work with your child on a long or short term basis depending on your needs. I offer sessions to parents/caregivers and adult students at Hertfordshire University, and clinical supervision to arts therapists and trainees.
I specialise in supporting children and young people from age 4-18 and their families. My focus areas include anxiety, low self-esteem, regulating emotions, behaviour, and improving communication. I have 15 years experience working with children and YP with Autism. I have a passion for nurturing the parent-child attachment relationship. Sessions are held in any of the two purpose built creative therapy rooms. I can work with your child on a long or short term basis depending on your needs. I offer sessions to parents/caregivers and adult students at Hertfordshire University, and clinical supervision to arts therapists and trainees.
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Photo of Nicholas Jagels Counselling, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Nicholas Jagels Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hertford SG13
I provide a safe, gentle and non judgemental space to talk. As an integrative counsellor, I accept that as individuals we are all unique and have different needs when seeking therapy and support. I believe that it is ultimately the relationship between the client and therapist that is fundamental for a trusting, understanding and safe therapeutic alliance and this allows for the opportunity to explore your feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
I provide a safe, gentle and non judgemental space to talk. As an integrative counsellor, I accept that as individuals we are all unique and have different needs when seeking therapy and support. I believe that it is ultimately the relationship between the client and therapist that is fundamental for a trusting, understanding and safe therapeutic alliance and this allows for the opportunity to explore your feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
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Photo of Daren Messenger, Psychotherapist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Daren Messenger
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Hertford SG14
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
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Photo of Sarah Cannon-Gibbs, Psychologist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Sarah Cannon-Gibbs
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Hertford SG13
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome. I suspect if you have come across this page it is because you hold some interest in engaging in therapy. Everyone will have their own reason as to why that is the case. I am a chartered psychologist, trained to Doctoral level, with over 10 years experience working in mental health. I believe that everyone has mental health, however, I believe, it occurs a long a spectrum, at varying different degrees and causing varying levels of distress to an individual. Thus, I see my clients as individuals with their own voice, their own story and their own experience of mental health.
Hello and welcome. I suspect if you have come across this page it is because you hold some interest in engaging in therapy. Everyone will have their own reason as to why that is the case. I am a chartered psychologist, trained to Doctoral level, with over 10 years experience working in mental health. I believe that everyone has mental health, however, I believe, it occurs a long a spectrum, at varying different degrees and causing varying levels of distress to an individual. Thus, I see my clients as individuals with their own voice, their own story and their own experience of mental health.
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Photo of Laura Smith, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Laura Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
Hello, I'm Laura. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who will listen to your concerns with sensitivity and without judgement. I offer a confidential, supportive environment where you can freely express and 'unburden' yourself. Somewhere you will feel truly 'heard'. I work relationally, which means I believe that the ability to build a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship with you will form the foundation of our work together.
Hello, I'm Laura. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who will listen to your concerns with sensitivity and without judgement. I offer a confidential, supportive environment where you can freely express and 'unburden' yourself. Somewhere you will feel truly 'heard'. I work relationally, which means I believe that the ability to build a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship with you will form the foundation of our work together.
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Photo of Dr Maria Tucknott, Psychologist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Dr Maria Tucknott
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hertford SG14
Hello, I am a HCPC clinical psychologist and EMDR therapist. I specialise in helping people suffering from depression, anxiety and trauma (including PTSD) so that they can feel better and stay better for longer. In sessions with me, I offer evidence based talking therapy within a confidential space to explore your difficulties & make sense of them so that you can learn new skills and begin to make changes in the areas that are important to you.
Hello, I am a HCPC clinical psychologist and EMDR therapist. I specialise in helping people suffering from depression, anxiety and trauma (including PTSD) so that they can feel better and stay better for longer. In sessions with me, I offer evidence based talking therapy within a confidential space to explore your difficulties & make sense of them so that you can learn new skills and begin to make changes in the areas that are important to you.
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Photo of Nicola Wainer Ma, Psychotherapist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Nicola Wainer Ma
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Hertford SG13
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor, Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator and Supervisor working in Enfield, North London. Either One to One, in open-ended therapy, or solution-focused short-term therapy depending on what is suitable for you at the present time. Group Therapy also has an important role to play in change. I am excited to announce that a new group will be starting in Enfield on 15th April 2024 at 7 pm. Please contact me for more information and to join. Limited places.
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor, Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator and Supervisor working in Enfield, North London. Either One to One, in open-ended therapy, or solution-focused short-term therapy depending on what is suitable for you at the present time. Group Therapy also has an important role to play in change. I am excited to announce that a new group will be starting in Enfield on 15th April 2024 at 7 pm. Please contact me for more information and to join. Limited places.
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Photo of Joshua Holmes, Psychotherapist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Joshua Holmes
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACP
Verified
Hertford SG14
I am qualified to work with parents, infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 25.
I am qualified to work with parents, infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 25.
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Photo of Nisa Farooq, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Nisa Farooq
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hertford SG13  (Online Only)
I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a banker living a fast-paced life. I always had a passion listening to people, guiding them to live more meaningful lives,better manage stress and anxiety. Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy isn’t easy to do, especially if you haven’t gone to therapy before. Therapy can feel challenging and daunting, and it takes courage to realise that we need help, and we no longer want to suffer and struggle to cope on our own. Counselling could make the difference between continuing to struggle or developing inner strength to bring a change
I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a banker living a fast-paced life. I always had a passion listening to people, guiding them to live more meaningful lives,better manage stress and anxiety. Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy isn’t easy to do, especially if you haven’t gone to therapy before. Therapy can feel challenging and daunting, and it takes courage to realise that we need help, and we no longer want to suffer and struggle to cope on our own. Counselling could make the difference between continuing to struggle or developing inner strength to bring a change
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Photo of Lucy Shaw, Psychotherapist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Lucy Shaw
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
Hertford SG13
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.
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Photo of Laura Goodall, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Laura Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hertford SG13
Finding someone to talk to who listens and understands you can be the first step of the journey towards positive change. Maybe you're feeling low and don't know why? Maybe you are trying to overcome big life events and everything has changed around you and you need some support? Perhaps you just don't know why you can't sleep, or why your tears surprise you and you want to know more? The good news is that Gestalt counselling can help.
Finding someone to talk to who listens and understands you can be the first step of the journey towards positive change. Maybe you're feeling low and don't know why? Maybe you are trying to overcome big life events and everything has changed around you and you need some support? Perhaps you just don't know why you can't sleep, or why your tears surprise you and you want to know more? The good news is that Gestalt counselling can help.
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Photo of Hande Aysal Ozer, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Hande Aysal Ozer
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Hertford SG13
Taking the step to attend therapy can feel like a big decision, one that brings up questions and can feel overwhelming. These questions may include, ‘what type of problems can I bring?’, ‘what if there is something wrong with me?’, ‘will I be able to cope with what comes up?’. All these questions are valid and I endeavour to work with you to make sense of those concerns. I provide a safe, warm and supporting environment, valuing clients’ confidentiality and ensuring that the space can be effective in the time provided, ultimately allowing you and I to take the journey together in understanding recurring thoughts and feelings.
Taking the step to attend therapy can feel like a big decision, one that brings up questions and can feel overwhelming. These questions may include, ‘what type of problems can I bring?’, ‘what if there is something wrong with me?’, ‘will I be able to cope with what comes up?’. All these questions are valid and I endeavour to work with you to make sense of those concerns. I provide a safe, warm and supporting environment, valuing clients’ confidentiality and ensuring that the space can be effective in the time provided, ultimately allowing you and I to take the journey together in understanding recurring thoughts and feelings.
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Photo of The Counselling Connexion Stevenage, Counsellor in Stanstead Abbotts, England
The Counselling Connexion Stevenage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hertford SG13
Hello and welcome to my page My name is Eileen Whaymand And I  am an experienced Person Centred counsellor offering confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Stevenage and surrounding areas.
Hello and welcome to my page My name is Eileen Whaymand And I  am an experienced Person Centred counsellor offering confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Stevenage and surrounding areas.
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Photo of Emma Azzopardi, Psychotherapist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Emma Azzopardi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hertford SG13
I have a psychodynamic approach to therapy, with a particular focus on relationships to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you may do what you do and find alternative ways to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences. I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.
I have a psychodynamic approach to therapy, with a particular focus on relationships to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you may do what you do and find alternative ways to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences. I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.
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Photo of Paul Linger, Psychotherapist in Stanstead Abbotts, England
Paul Linger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hertford SG13
Welcome to Lingering Thoughts Counselling, where authenticity is our foundation. With over a decade of experience in mental health, we offer a space for exploring life's complexities—a genuine commitment to understanding your story. We focus on your challenges, fostering authentic self-reflection, growth, and resilience. Embrace uncertainty as we navigate your past, present, and future. Lingering Thoughts Counselling is about your journey, not inflated promises, but an environment to seek an understanding of the root causes of your current suffering.
Welcome to Lingering Thoughts Counselling, where authenticity is our foundation. With over a decade of experience in mental health, we offer a space for exploring life's complexities—a genuine commitment to understanding your story. We focus on your challenges, fostering authentic self-reflection, growth, and resilience. Embrace uncertainty as we navigate your past, present, and future. Lingering Thoughts Counselling is about your journey, not inflated promises, but an environment to seek an understanding of the root causes of your current suffering.
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Number of Counsellors in Stanstead Abbotts

< 10

Counsellors in Stanstead Abbotts who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Addiction

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Stanstead Abbotts see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stanstead Abbotts?

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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.