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About me

I offer a time and space for people to look at their concerns, to be listened to, heard and acknowledged.  To endeavour to understand why we are the way we are, make sense of feelings and emotions which occur within us and to look forward to accepting ourselves.

I began to learn more about counselling after a tragic work related incident and I now balance counselling with my career in education.

I would not say that I specialise in any one area i.e. anger, trauma, debt or couples but I adopt a 'person centred' way of working which places each person at the heart of the counselling not the presenting behaviour or situation. Counsellors are not all the same and it is important that you feel comfortable and safe with the counsellor you choose to work with.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

I have worked with addictions in agencies in Bedfordshire, and within a mental health setting in Hertfordshire. I now work with young people in Hitchin in Primary and Secondary education alongside my private practice.

Diploma in Clinical Supervision CPPD Counselling School. I continue to supervise counsellors, students and colleagues in public sector

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have been working with young people in school settings for some years as well as adults and am happy to engage with young people away from the school environment and to work with the different issues which affect our young persons.

I am also willing to work in clients homes, so if you have difficulty in travelling then that should not affect your choices. Skype, Zoom or telephone work is also available.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


Initial session is charged at 50% of full fee.

Further sessions on a weekly basis £50.00 per 50 minute session. Rates for students and young people by negotiation. A late notice cancellation fee will apply.

Supervision for counsellors is also available, reduced rates for students.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

The decision to enter counselling is in itself a difficult decision, if you are uncertain please do e mail or phone for a confidential discussion.

You may be asked to leave a voice mail so please leave a contact number and I will get back to you.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekdays afternoons and evenings, Skype or Zoom. I can travel to meet with others.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Since completing my Diploma in Clinical Supervision I have been supervising private practice cousellors, schools counsellors, mentors and members of Senior Teams in education.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Adam Laycock MBACP

Adam Laycock MBACP