Julian Mauger MA, PgDip, MBACP

Julian Mauger MA, PgDip, MBACP

3 Paynes Park

07963 740048

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3 Paynes Park

07963 740048

About me

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 or worthless, finding family situations or relationships difficult or having thoughts that worry you. You can show up as you are and bring everything: all the difficult stuff, the mess, the feelings. 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.

Or may be you are the opposite, finding it finding it difficult to talk about things or difficult to know what you are feeling. Maybe you are not sure what is wrong.

Either way, I see you, the whole person. Come and talk and we will start making 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 the north London (Barnet) and Hertfordshire areas. 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 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 violence or abuse.

Training, qualifications & experience

Core counselling training (level 7)
Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling

Specialist counselling training
Traumatic bereavement (Road Victims Trust)

Other qualifications
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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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.


£45 per session.
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.

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.)

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Hitchin, SG5 1EH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I currently have a few spaces available during the week and new spaces on Saturday mornings. (Introductory sessions also available for £20.)

Types of client

Young people
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