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About me

As a qualified counsellor and life coach, I will work with you to design a therapy program that will help you get the most out of life.

​The aim of the sessions you will attend is to enable you to live in the day. However, to do this, you must first confront the past and also work on your goals and relationships. You will find out both who you are and who you want to be.

​Having had 18 years of working in a corporate/legal environment, whilst bringing up two children, I know how important it is to prioritise and to manage stress levels. It is easy to feel like life is spiraling out of control. I have also experienced a rehabilitation environment and actively participate in local addiction programmes. I know that it is possible to change your life and achieve things you did not think possible.

My aim is to help you move forwards with self confidence and improved self esteem in relationships, communication and life planning.

For further information, please contact me or visit my website at www.balancerickmansworth.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Private Practioner
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • BA Law

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


Additional information

Prices start from £40 per hour for a Rickmansworth or Watford office visit

Prices start from £45 per hour for a home visit

66 The Queens Drive
Mill End

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Claire McCartan

Claire McCartan