The Albany Centre, for personal growth and professional development, is a private, independent counselling and psychotherapy centre in the heart of St Albans, Hertfordshire. We have a range of practitioners with specialisms and theoretical orientations ranging from Person Centred to Gestalt and Psychodynamic to CBT; they work with issues as diverse as relationship and parenting problems, trauma / PTSD, addictions, abuse, LGBTQ, learning disabilities and self harm. Our practitioners work with adults, young adults and children from age 5 years upwards.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our counsellors / psychotherapists are professionally qualified, fully insured and members of a professional body such as BACP or UKCP
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Please see website for the fees of individual practitioners.
When we work
practitiioners are available from 8:00am- 10:00pm 7 days a week and you will usually be seen within a couple of days of getting in touch.
We also have consulting and training / meeting rooms for hire and have an extensive program of CPD training and ongoing therapy groups