Julian Mauger MA, PgDip, MBACP
3 Paynes Park
When you come to me, we can look together at whatever you are finding upsetting or difficult.
This might be your anxiety, depression, anger or obsessions.
It might be feeling bad about yourself or having thoughts that worry you.
It could be finding some situations or relationships difficult.
Maybe you are not sure what is wrong and need some help to understand what is happening.
If there are past or childhood experiences which still affect you now, my counselling approach helps you to explore your feelings about these and find ways to develop emotionally despite them.
Either way, I see you, the whole person. You can show up as you are and bring everything. From there we can start to make sense of it all, so that you can move forward in your life.
I have 30 years' experience working in counselling, mentoring and providing individual support.
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, working in private practice in Hertfordshire (St. Albans and Hitchin). I work one-to-one with adults and young people, mostly from 16 years upwards.
As well as working in private practice, I am a volunteer counsellor for a north London charity providing services for people who have lost a pregnancy, baby or child, including through miscarriage or termination; and people facing domestic abuse. Previously, I have provided counselling for people who have a lost a family member or been traumatised in a road crash.
I have lived and worked in a probation hostel for young offenders and in a hostel for homeless men with alcohol addiction, as well as mentoring young offenders from 8-18 years old in Glasgow's housing estates. In my spare time, I have run an online support group for people with gender identity issues, managed a charity shop and worked with teenagers with behavioural issues in a London youth club.
I have also held directorships at charities dealing with welfare rights and human rights violations and chaired housing panels relating to people with mental health problems, with disabilities and facing domestic abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
Core counselling training (level 7)
Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
University of Hertfordshire
Specialist counselling training
Traumatic bereavement (Road Victims Trust)
MA, University of Oxford
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I am committed to on-going professional development and work within their Code of Ethics. I hold comprehensive civil liability insurance and have been Enhanced DBS checked to work with vulnerable adults and children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with people who:
- are transgender
- have multiple personalities or Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
- dissociate or have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
I also enjoy helping people to find their own, very personal identity and place in the world, sometimes related to ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are weekly at the same time each week. At the first session we can talk about what help you would like and how counselling / therapy might help you. You are not under any obligation to continue.
My fee is £45 per session. Low-cost sessions are available.
If you cannot afford the full fee, please ask for an introductory session (£20) and we can talk about this when we meet.
If you are not sure about counselling, please ask for a one-off introductory session for £20 instead of the full fee. (Introductory sessions also last 50 minutes.)
Just call or text me (07963 740048) or email me from this page if you are considering counselling for yourself or someone close to you.
I aim to reply the same day or at least within 24 hours.
Hitchin - The room is very close to Waitrose car park and a couple of minutes walk from the High Street. There is plenty of public parking nearby. The building, room and w.c. are wheelchair accessible.
St. Albans - The rooms are at the intersection of St Peter's Street (the main shopping street) and Victoria Street. Access is via stairs only.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have spaces available for weekday evenings and Saturday morning. (Introductory sessions also available for £20.)
Types of client