Eleanor Boulton

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MBACP (Accred), MSc
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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Qualified to Masters level, I have many years' experience of working (in the NHS and elsewhere) with individuals who are going through emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and stress. 

It might be that you are in the midst of a particularly stressful life situation such as a difficult relationship, or that you are struggling with past experiences which are having a negative impact on your life. Or perhaps you are experiencing painful or puzzling feelings whose source is not immediately obvious.

In any of these situations, I would pay close attention to your concerns, fears and personal story, engaging with you in a series of creative and therapeutic conversations, with the aim of helping you to understand yourself better so that a way forward can be found.

I enjoy offering therapy to individuals of many ages and backgrounds. I am experienced in providing therapy to counselling trainees, and previously supervised and trained counsellors at The Counselling Foundation, (from 2019 until July 2022). 

I have a particular interest in working with individuals adjusting to parenthood, in working with women experiencing fertility issues, and in working with those who act as carers for family members.

Having counselled students at the University of Hertfordshire for fourteen years, I also have expertise in working with young adults (aged 18 plus) and supporting them with the challenges they may face.  

Appointments last 50 mins and the cost is £65.00,. Reductions are available for students and Counselling Trainees.

I am based in a quiet, confidential setting, within walking distance of the St Albans City Station, and currently am working with clients in person, on Zoom, or on the phone. I take confidentiality extremely seriously, adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework, and am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include:

  • BA Hons in English Literature from the University of York (1994)
  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling (Dist) from Birkbeck College, University of London (2006)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision from The Albany Centre, (2021)
  • I have also undertaken some training in the following areas: Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion-Focussed Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer concessions for students, including trainee counsellors. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

BACP Accredited counsellor since 2009

Formerly the editor of professional journal Psychodynamic Practice, and currently a member of their editorial board.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

Qualified, experienced supervisor able to offer supervision to psychodynamic and integrative practitioners.

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Eleanor Boulton
Eleanor Boulton