Shirl Hicks

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Stevenage, Herts, SG2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Qualified, Experienced Counsellor of over 14 years. I am registered with BACP. 

I regularly work with anxiety, depression, burnout and work-related stress. I can help to rebuild your self-esteem. 

I am integrative in my approach. I work well with compassion, mindfulness, and the ability to explore your inner self.

I can work online/via telephone or face-to-face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Qualified Professional Counsellor. Registered with BACP.

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with CPCAB

Introduction to CBT.


Compassion-focused therapy

Short-term focused therapy. 

I am integrative in my approach. I also use short-term focus to help you get back on track. I have had my Private practice for 14+ years.

Member organisations

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £50 per session for individuals

Please pay by bank transfer before your appointment so that you can book your session in my diary.

Concessions for students, low-income or NHS staff.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Afternoons, evenings and some weekend sessions are available.

Further information

I can Counsel via TEAMS or face-face. 

1 to 1 is always better but sometimes it comes down to connecting within a relationship.

Stevenage, Herts, SG2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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