Ann Bell MBACP accredited. UKRCP

Ann Bell MBACP accredited.  UKRCP

Welwyn Garden City

01707 326967 / 07806636552

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Welwyn Garden City

01707 326967 / 07806636552

About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and EFT practitioner offering individual therapy and couples counselling. Clients seek counselling for a wide range of difficulties including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, bereavement, low self esteem, loss of confidence and the effects of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

I have been counselling for over 16 years and in private practice for the last 9. Before that my experience included couples counselling at Relate for 3 years and with individuals in a local GP practice for 2 years, as well as for a local counselling agency for 5 years.

A psychodynamic training guides my thinking - this is a way of understanding how patterns from the past influence the present, often unhelpfully! Understanding these unconscious influences can then bring about change.

My aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental experience for my clients and to use my best endeavours to help us both understand the issues. Sessions take place in a self contained consulting room which is quiet, private and comfortable and looks out over pleasant gardens. Parking is available. Unfortunately, as there are steps into the room I cannot offer wheelchair access.

Sessions are normally between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm weekdays, however I am happy to arrange a time outside these hours and on Saturday mornings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Parentline telephone counselling 1996-1998

University of Hertfordshire Certificate in counselling 1996.

University of Hertfordshire Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) 2001

Relate training in couples counselling 1996-1998

WPF (Herts and Beds) Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 1999-2001

WPF (Herts and Beds) Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2001-2003

BACP Accreditation 2004

EFT (Tapping) practitioner qualification level 2 2005

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a great deal of experience of working with clients who are undergoing some sort of life crisis, e.g. redundancy, separation and divorce, mid life, retirement or bereavement.
I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or 'tapping', when appropriate, for the relief of symptoms of anxiety and distress. I am also particularly interested in the connection between anxiety and some forms of physical illness.


£35-£40 per session for individuals
£40-£50 per session for couples
Reduced fees are available in certain circumstances

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their Code of Ethics.
I have 6 years experience of working successfully for EAPs (Employee Assistance Providers).
I can also provide counselling/therapy for counsellors in training

Maps & Directions

Welwyn Garden City, AL8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


My normal working hours are weekdays between 9.00am and 8.00pm. If necessary, however, I am happy to make appts outside these times and on Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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