Colin Cramphorn PGDip, Registered MBACP

Colin Cramphorn PGDip, Registered MBACP

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St Albans

07555 239216

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St Albans

07555 239216

About me

If you find yourself distressed or confused by a current situation, or affected by experiences from the past-I may be able to help you.

You may sense that something is wrong, but cannot quite put a finger on it, and feel unable to share these feelings with family or friends-counselling might be a better alternative.

As a qualified counsellor, experienced in working with people in various states of distress, I will support you throughout your counselling journey, while we explore together the difficult feelings that you are facing, with the aim of helping you to express, understand and make more sense of them.

By gaining greater understanding and awareness of yourself, you may begin to recognise repeated, unhealthy, and disordered thoughts and behaviours. This will enable you to identify alternative choices, offering you the possibilities for change that could lead to a healthier, more confident and fulfilling way of life.

My approach to counselling is flexible, sensitive, respectful, and adapted to your personal needs

I am an ardent believer in the lasting benefits that counselling (a 'Talking Therapy') can bring about, and I bring that enthusiasm into my work with clients

I also offer counselling sessions via Skype-please see below for more details (under 'other areas of counselling').

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor, with a BACP accredited Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, both from the University of Hertfordshire.

I currently work in private practice, with adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds. I am based in Markyate, (close to Harpenden, St Albans, Redbourne, Luton and Dunstable).

I also work for the highly respected Counselling team at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living and have previous experience of counselling with Her Majesty's Prison Service.

I have particular experience and interest in working with issues around:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • self-esteem
  • relationships
  • bereavement and loss
  • identity
  • work related issues

I work with adults and adolescents (male and female), on an individual basis.

Dependant on the nature of your current problem, we can agree to work on a short or longer term basis, or alternatively, we can adjust to your needs as we progress; there is no limit to the number of sessions a client can receive, therapy is allowed to come to a natural end to meet the needs of each individual client.

I’m a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: and adhere to the BACP ethical framework - this can be viewed by clicking this link (and includes detail on principles around confidentiality):

I’m committed to continuing my professional development and as such I regularly attend training events and workshops.

I hold an enhanced DBS check as well as private indemnity insurance

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Have you considered the option of counselling via Skype?

It is simple to set up, free to use, offers flexibility, whilst maintaining confidentiality.

This could be a useful alternative should you be unable to attend a face to face session (eg due to work commitments), thus allowing us to maintain regular counselling sessions at a mutually convenient time.

Therapies offered


My fee is £45 per 60 minute session; limited concessions may be available on an individual, discretionary basis (including counselling students).

Further information

My practice is located in the quiet Hertfordshire village of Markyate, close to Harpenden, St Albans, Dunstable, Redbourn and Luton, and only5 minutes from J9/10 of the M1

Parking available directly behind my house or in the street outside.

Maps & Directions

St Albans, AL3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I hold my sessions during the day and evenings, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme