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About me

Relationships are not always easy. Are you looking for someone to talk to in confidence? I am currently offering online and phone sessions to individuals and couples. I am a Relate trained counsellor specialising in relationship counselling. I also work with a range of other issues such as anxiety, stress and depression. Relationships come in many forms: partnerships, marriages, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friendships. In the current climate you may feeling anxious, stressed, lonely and unsure how to cope? If so, please do get in touch.

My aim when working with you is to build up a strong therapeutic relationship based on safety, respect and empathy. I hope this will help you to explore your current position and move forwards towards a stronger sense of personal wellbeing and more fulfilling relationships. I work within a well-established framework, drawing on psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapies in order to tailor my approaches to meet your individual needs. As an accredited member of the BACP, I am bound by its ethical code for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I attend regular training events to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up to date.

Getting started

If you decide to contact me (by email, text or phone) I will endeavour to answer you as soon as possible. We can then set up an initial session where we can discuss the issues you bring and consider what you hope to get out of counselling. If you feel happy to continue we can make arrangements for ongoing sessions. I will provide you with a clear contract for our future work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained my counselling qualifications and experience with Relate and I specialise in relationship counselling, working with both couples and individuals. I have experience of counselling clients presenting with a broad range of issues which include: anxiety, communication difficulties, repetitive rows, affairs and betrayals, parenting and step-parenting concerns, stress, work / financial pressures, separation / divorce and other major life changes (eg. having a baby, menopause, retirement, bereavement). I have a background in psychology and education and have a special interest in Asperger relationships.

My qualifications include:

M.Ed (Cantab) Psychology and Education, 2006

MBPsS Member of British Psychological Society, 2006

FHEA Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2009

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma Relationship Counselling, 2016

Relate Certificate of Proficiency, 2016

Registered and accredited member of BACP

Member organisations

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.


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Communication
  • Parenting issues (including step-parenting)
  • Major life changes eg. retirement.

These are not exhaustive lists and issues are often complex and overlapping.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Individuals: £55 per session; Couples £65 per session. I accept payment by bank transfer.

Sessions last for 50 minutes. The first session will introductory, enabling you to see whether you feel comfortable with me, share what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality and assess whether ongoing counselling could benefit you.


Daytime and evenings by negotiation.

Further information

In the current situation I am working with clients via the internet or phone in order to safeguard us all against the Corona virus.

Under normal circumstances I see clients in a private consulting room which is within easy walking distance of the station and has nearby parking facilities. Harpenden is easily accessible from nearby towns including St. Albans, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn and local villages such as Redbourn and Wheathampstead.

I have professional insurance and supervision to support my practice. I am the data controller for 'escounselling' and am registered with the ICO in accordance with the requirements of current data protection legislation (GDPR) (registration no. ZA341935). My privacy statement is available to clients on request.


Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

I am offering phone and online video sessions via Zoom for people who cannot access face to face counselling.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
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Elizabeth Sach. MBACP (Accred), MBPsS, M.Ed.

Elizabeth Sach. MBACP (Accred), MBPsS, M.Ed.