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Cyndi Draper - Mental Health Counsellor MBACP

Hertford SG13 & Welwyn Garden City AL7
07950 110230 07950 110230

About me

*FIRST SESSION OF COUNSELLING IS FREE* (MEN ONLY) There is still a stigma surrounding men seeking counselling, therefore I am offering the first session free of charge in the hopes that men come forward and seek the therapy they would like.

Hello and a warm welcome!

You have found my page for a reason and I hope I'll be able to connect with you and support you on your counselling journey.

Life can sometimes throw us off balance, whether it be a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or a global pandemic! It's OK to feel worried, anxious to find yourself within a negative place.

We can become consumed with "the right way" of being and feeling and this can sometime block our ability to see that we are exactly where we are meant to be in the present moment!

Rather than asking the age old question of "why is this happening to me?" I'm here to assist you in being able to ask yourself "how can I grow through this?"

My ways of working are sometimes unorthodox and I work holistically by encompassing the whole person, mind, body and soul.

I believe in uncovering the root of the distress whatever it may be and metaphorically expelling it from the body. This will allow the soul to heal and a positive fresh out look on life to begin.

Training, qualifications & experience

About Me

I began my Counselling career in 2010 and have accumulated over 10 years of experience working within the counselling field.

I am an NLP Life Coach and have completed many CPD courses including suicide prevention, self harm, mindfulness, Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

I work under many different approaches including CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Person Centered, Solution Focused Therapy and NLP depending on what you and I feel is most suitable to ensure changes within your life.

2010-2012 Level 2-4 in Therapeutic Counselling
2013-2015- Level 5 Advanced Dip in Therapeutic Counselling
2016-2019 BSc (Hons) Psychology
2020- Diploma in Life Coaching

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sometimes people are unsure as to whether the require counselling or just some direction in life so I am available for life coaching. Packages and details can be found at www.thehealingcounsellor.com

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology



I offer both long-term and short-term for both adults and children. My sessions are £50.00 per 60 minutes. I do block bookings of 6 sessions for £250.00 and I also offer reduced fee's to students and those on low income, subject to proof of benefits.

Some people find it easier to write down their feelings instead of talk so I am available for email/whatsapp Counselling at a rate of £20.00 for a 30 minute session.

Initial session includes free assessment.

I require 48 hours cancellation notice or full fee will be charged unless extenuating circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Hatfield premises Monday- Friday (telephone/zoom/email)

Welwyn Garden City premises- Thursday

Welwyn Garden City


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


Face to face sessions available, as well as Zoom/WhatsApp counselling.

For counselling discounts and life coaching packages please see my website www.thehealingcounsellor.com

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Supervision available


Cyndi Draper - Mental Health Counsellor MBACP

Cyndi Draper - Mental Health Counsellor MBACP