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About me

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and qualified Clinical Supervisor. I have over 35 years experience in health care and know that anyone can, almost without realising what's happening, find him or herself in a situation where day to day life feels increasingly stressful and uncomfortable.

Issues that affect us may include bereavement, relationship problems, family stresses, eating disorders, financial pressures or workplace issues. All of these can lead to emotions such as anger, anxiety, loss of confidence, low spirits and feelings of helplessness or indecision.

Should you be experiencing feelings which are affecting your quality of life, you may find it helpful to come and talk to me to see how I might help you make sense of your situation. Together we can work towards an understanding of what is causing you to act and feel the way you do. We might also look at whether you are repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour which, once identified, can be changed.

I am delighted to offer short, medium and long term counselling to individuals and couples and work in an atmosphere of support and respect. I believe a warm, comfortable, confidential and non-judgmental environment gives you the freedom to explore and understand the complexity of your thoughts and feelings. My approach is as broad based as my experience and together we can find a way back to a better perspective for you, based on common sense and practical support.

My Background:
I originally trained and qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in my native New Zealand before settling in Britain in 1971. Having gained my Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Hertfordshire in 2001, I worked happily for many years within the NHS as a counsellor in GP surgeries. I subsequently set up my own Hertfordshire private counselling practice which has now been running successfully for some time.

I am also a network counsellor providing short tem counselling for several Employee Assistance Providers and a fully qualified Clinical Supervisor.

Additional areas of practical experience include working with:
Cancer patients and their families
Pupils in secondary schools
Community counselling services
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic

The Way I Think:
I believe in straightforward, clear communication to help you make sense of whatever situation you find yourself dealing with.

It is vital for you to be able too choose a counsellor who is right for you and I am always more than delighted to answer any questions you may have and talk about what you feel you need. I hope you won't hesitate to get in touch by phone or email, whichever feels more comfortable for you.

* 07946 420 721
* 020 84287767
* jan@korucounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered General Nurse NZ 1971

Certificate in Counselling (University of Hertfordshire.) 1999

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Hertfordshire) 2001

Diploma in Integrative Supervision (Minster Centre) 2011

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor

UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50-£65 Individual/Couples. (Concessions to Trainees on request)

Further information

I am bound by the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice and have Professional Insurance.

I attend regular supervision, in line with BACP requirements, to support my work and further my professional development.

Evening and weekend appointments available

Quiet location

Easy Parking

Approx 10 mins walk from Carpenders Park Rail Station

Carpenders Park, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19

Type of session

In person


In person

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision (Minster Centre) I offer individual or group supervision to qualified and student counsellors.

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