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Catherine Bajpai

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7EQ
07895 660756 07895 660756 Registered / Accredited
St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7EQ

About me

(Free initial consultation if appropriate)

Hello. If you are looking for a counsellor, you are probably struggling in some area of your life at the moment. Do not despair; realising that some part of your life isn’t working for you is the first step to doing something about it. Often life catches us out or catches up with us and we discover that we simply do not have the skills or experience (or sometimes strength) to know how to deal with it.

Having someone to talk things over with really helps - friends and family are not always able to see your point of view even when they have your best interests at heart. So if you have a specific problem such as addiction or a more general one like anxiety or depression, let’s tackle it together.

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a bereavement care volunteer for the national charity Cruse.

Issues covered include:
Lack of confidence; low self-esteem; depression; bereavement; relationship difficulties; anxiety; stress; anger; lack of motivation; compulsive eating or other behaviours; addiction.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

MA Hons Law, BA Hons English Literature.

I am a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and the National Counselling Society. I trained with Chrysalis Not For Profit Limited.

I can also help with career and life coaching and am a Lumina Spark practitioner. Lumina specialises in individualised psychometric portraits for career and self- development purposes.

Existential therapy: I have a particular interest in existential issues i.e. life purpose: What is it all for? Why am I here?

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Existential therapy: I have a particular interest in existential issues i.e. life purpose: What is it all for? Why am I here?

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Free initial consultation if required to assess appropriateness of therapy.

£50 per 50 minute session (payable in advance).

24 hours' notice is required to cancel a session.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I like to work from my dedicated studio which is away from distractions and interruptions, a calm, comfortable, neutral space where we can talk and you can just be yourself but I am happy to come to you if you would prefer that or it is difficult to get to me. So if you feel that now is the time to address an issue which is holding you back, please get in touch. Call me for an initial chat in complete confidence and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

7 Crouch Hall Lane
St Albans

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm Saturday 8.00 am to 1.00 pm. Home visits possible - please enquire.

Types of client

Catherine Bajpai

Catherine Bajpai