Helen Lehrle Adv.Dip.Psych.Couns MBACP

Helen Lehrle  Adv.Dip.Psych.Couns        MBACP

Hemel Hemsptead

Acorn Counselling
The Old Town
Hemel Hempstead

07538 175557

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Hemel Hemsptead

Acorn Counselling
The Old Town
Hemel Hempstead

07538 175557

About me

I offer confidential Counselling in a comfortable setting within the centre. A discrete setting with a car park close by. I have an office in the Old High St Hemel Hempstead and one in Bovingdon.

I realise making the first step is sometimes the hardest part, I encourage you to try either calling me or email me and I will come back to you as soon as possible, mostly on the same day and usually a session booked in within a week. I feel it's most important we gain a therapeutic relationship and we work together on your issues.

I use two rooms one is upstairs in the centre and one is on ground level with easy access.
I am just around 5 minutes away from the M1 at junction 8. Busses do run to the old high St however they stop in Queensway near the fire station.
Car parking is very close by and as little as 60p an hour or park in Gadebridge park and take a short walk into the old town. The Bovingdon office has street parking and is wheelchair friendly.

I offer one to one and couples counselling and now CBT. I work in relationship issues, depression, bereavement and loss. My experience also is in addictions and many other issues for example mothers and daughters relationships. I specialise in Loss and bereavement and can help you through such a difficult time.

I work with couples in short term and long term sessions.
I also work with military families offering lower cost Counselling. Discounts for student counsellors and children.

I have completed a post graduate course in Psychotherapeutic counselling and have an post graduate diploma in CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy)

I have evening, weekday and Saturday appointments.
If you have any questions please contact me.
My aim is to put you at ease to make the process less scary, I work creatively especially with young people.

Training, qualifications & experience

level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Level 5 Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Level 5 CBT post graduated Diploma

Having worked in the local Hospice of St Francis as part of the Supportive care team I feel I can offer an extended service in my own practice.
I have worked in addiction and rehab situations I feel I have gained skills to help with any concerns you may have around alcohol consumption and have a rounded experience in many issues related to this.

I work with Couples too and have Saturday Appointments as well as evening to help with childcare issues.

I feel I can offer therapy to learning disabled clients in a warm and friendly environment.

My counselling room is upstairs so this may cause mobility issues so I also use a space that is wheelchair accessible, if mobilty is an issue please tell me when you call or email so I know to book your appointments in at the Bovingdon office.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work creatively in my work, we can try using drawings, worksheets and tailor the sessions to your needs.


I offer low cost sessions for those on low incomes, however generally my sessions are £45 for one to one therapy. Couples therapy is £60 per session and Student rates vary depending on income and age of student.
Student counsellors can access the sessions for the course at a reduced rate of £30 per session.

Further information

I work with families and serving members of the armed forces.
I have experience with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues.
I also work with addictions and run group sessions alongside my practice.

Maps & Directions

Hemel Hemsptead, HP3
Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have appiontments during the day and some late evenings, I also see clients on Saturdays for those who can not be seen on weekdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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