About me

If you are feeling low or depressed and are struggling with the ups and downs of everyday life or experiencing periods of anxiety, it may be time to allow yourself to look for some help.

Counselling can offer you an opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you. It is often a great relief to share our concerns and distress and to let someone help us to understand what may be causing the difficulties we are experiencing. From the insight gained through Counselling, the capacity to make changes in your life can be developed.

To be truly heard and understood can be a life changing experience.

I am Caroline Olive MBACP, a qualified counsellor with over 12 years experience working with a wide range of issues. I offer counselling to clients from across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire at my practice based in Harpenden.

You can find out more about me and how I may be able to help you by visiting my website www.carolineolivecounselling.co.uk

To discuss your needs you can either call or text me on: 07980 581917
Or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been trained in the Psychodynamic approach. This type of counselling focuses on thinking about our inner world - how past and present experiences have influenced us and how patterns emerge in our lives and our relationships with those around us.

I am registered with and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy- the professional body that represents counselling and psychotherapy. I work within their professional code of conduct as outlined in their ethical framework. This covers confidentiality, professionalism and non-discrimination.

My specialist areas include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress and work related issues

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.


Additional information

My fee is £45 per 50 minute session.

3 Hollybush Lane


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults