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About us

Counselling at AFC

An affordable and accessible service for the local community

Life can be challenging

Anxieties, pressures and stresses can be rooted in the past, while making an impact in the present. They can also be the consequence of current circumstances, which are challenging and difficult to manage. Whatever the nature of the problems you are facing, they can lead to: overwhelming thoughts that run away with you; a struggle to make decisions; the feeling that your behaviours or those of people around you are hard to understand; or you can be driven to a sense of isolation and struggle to find somewhere to turn.

Counselling can help

Counselling offers the opportunity to work towards gaining understanding, finding acceptance or making the change you seek. Sometimes we are unsure about why we feel as we do and would like to work through why that is. Counselling is a valuable way of achieving this, offering therapeutic support which enables you to explore your thoughts and feelings freely, without the impositions of daily life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Who we are

We are a group of qualified and experienced counsellors. Through short term therapy, we offer a range of approaches and techniques which means that we can tailor sessions in the most effective way to help you with the issues you face. We can offer support with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Loss
  • Trauma
  • Health anxiety
  • Carer role
  • OCD
  • Sexuality
  • Phobias and fears
  • Life changes
  • Work issues

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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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Affordable rates 1-1 £20-£40

Couple £30-£50

Counselling student £30-£40

(Sliding scales dependant on financial circumstances)

When we work

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Further information

Sessions, donations and location

We offer up to 12 sessions to each person. You are invited to use some or all of these sessions, depending on the nature of your issues. We ask for an agreed donation of £20 to £40 per session booked, which can be paid in advance or session-by-session. Please get in touch if you need extra financial support to access our service. Our service is located at Adeyfield Free Church Centre on Maylands Avenue in Hemel Hempstead.

How to get in touch and what happens next

Our contact details are at the bottom of this page. Once you have got in touch by phone or email, you will be offered a short telephone assessment with one of our Counsellors. The assessment will help us to identify how we can help you best. We are here to help and we look forward to hearing from you.

Adeyfield Free Church Centre, Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4GZ

Type of session

In person