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Anthony Curran, B.A.(Hons), M.A., Uni Dip.Coun., Dip. Psyc.

Watford WD18 & St. Albans AL2
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About me

I offer Individual counselling, either on a short-term or long-term basis, which involves meeting online or via phone on a weekly basis over a period of time which is determined by the nature of the issue you want to explore.

Short-term counselling is offered with a maximum of twelve sessions.

At the moment I can only offer telephone and video call counselling sessions.

My aim is to provide you with the support you need to regain perspective, focus and direction in your life. From time to time everyone needs to rethink, refocus and reorient their direction in life and counselling is a great gift and tool to use in that process. It makes no difference who you are or what you do for a living - sometimes it is good to stop and take stock of what has been, what is going on right now and what is to come in the future...

Telephone and on-line counselling sessions.

How is telephone and on-line counselling different?

You don’t have the opportunity of sitting together, of being in the same room, but online and telephone counselling offers different possibilities.

It’s convenient – you don’t have to be able to get to a particular place
It can mean that there are more times that you would be able to go online for your therapy, whereas having to get to a particular place can be a barrier in itself
More flexibility – and during this difficult time, while we all try to understand the impact of the coronavirus (covid 19), it offers a solution when social distancing has become necessary. There are no fears of picking up germs.
It means that more people get access to therapy, people who might not have been able to travel to see the therapist they wanted to see.
If people are anxious about travelling, or about leaving their home it is often a simple and practical solution.

Online or telephone counselling and psychotherapy

The benefit of good telephone and mobile phone signal means that you can see and speak to your counsellor without necessarily leaving your own phone. You can arrange to speak as normal, or you can start to see a counsellor for the first time.

There are a few things you might want to bear in mind:

Find a quiet and confidential space – you don’t want to worry about people listening in.
You might experiment with using headphones or a headset to keep the conversation more private.
Make sure your phone, tablet or laptop is charged and has good signal, you don’t want the conversation to suddenly break off mid-session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • University Diplomas in Counselling (Person Centred & integrative)
  • Trauma Support Training
  • Cruse loss and bereavement training
  • International Coaching Federation Trained

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

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are calculated depending on in-come and personal circumstances. I believe that counselling is so important that no-one should be put off because of the cost. I am always happy to discuss what is best for you.


I currently have availability on:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday

Further information

Whether you’re suffering from panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, unrelenting worries, or an incapacitating phobia, it’s important to know that you don’t have to live with anxiety and fear. Counselling can help, and for many anxiety problems, therapy is often the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy—unlike anxiety medication—treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them. Please feel free to make contact for an initial chat to see how I might be able to support you.


London Colney
St. Albans

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Anthony Curran, B.A.(Hons), M.A., Uni Dip.Coun., Dip. Psyc.

Anthony Curran, B.A.(Hons), M.A., Uni Dip.Coun., Dip. Psyc.