Dr Emma Jartell CPsychol, HCPC Reg, UKCP Reg
I have experience of a wide variety of therapeutic settings, working with loss and bereavement, work-related stress, migration, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. In therapy I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where we can explore the challenges in your life and how you can make the choices that are right for you at this point in your life.
I work mainly in an existential and phenomenological way and also have experience in the other main therapeutic approaches, which means we can find the solutions most appropriate to your present concerns. I will not use pre-established templates or put labels on you in our therapeutic work, instead I will aim to untangle issues, relationships and thoughts you may be struggling with.
I provide therapy in English and in Swedish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, HCPC and UKCP registered with experience of working in short and long-term therapeutic settings since 2006. As well as private practice I presently work with major healthcare providers.
Previously I have worked for a bereavement service, providing individual therapy for up to two years. Additionally, I have worked in the NHS with clients who have complex mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, addiction and phobias, as well as facilitating group therapy, carrying out assessments and further referrals.
For my doctorate I researched the experience of losing a sibling in adult life.
I have also trained in Counselling for Depression (CfD) with the University of Nottingham, which is part of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in the NHS, as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
DCPsych Professional Doctorate in Existential Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (2017) - Middlesex University and New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, researching the experience of the death of a sibling in adult life
CPD in working with issues related to Human Sexuality (2013) New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling
MSc in Existential Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (2007) Middlesex University and New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology (2004) - The Open University
HCPC Registered no. PYL34719
Chartered Counselling Psychologist no. 143358
Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) no. 2011163267
Member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) - no. 143358
Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) at the BPS
Member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
The fee for individual sessions is £90 in Hertford and £80 in Welwyn Garden City and each session lasts for 50 minutes. We will usually meet on the same day and time for an agreed number of sessions or ongoing, depending on what you feel you need. In the initial session we can discuss whether short or long-term therapy would be most beneficial for you.
The fee for online or telephone sessions is £60.
I am registered with The Private Practice Register and Healthcode, which include a number of private medical insurance companies such as AXA PPP, BUPA, Aviva, WPA and Allianz.
Some reduced rates available, please contact me to discuss possible days and times.
Cancellation policy: Inevitably there may be times when you need to cancel a session. However, the session is booked for you and will not be filled by someone else should you cancel near the time of the scheduled session. The cancellation policy is:
- In advance (minimum of 48 hours) cancellation: no fee
- Cancellations within 24 - 48 hours: £20 admin fee
- No attendance/cancellations within 24 hours – full fee
I adhere to HCPC's Standards of Proficiency, the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct and UKCP's Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
At my office in Welwyn Garden City there is a lift for wheelchair access.
At present I only have availability for short term therapy of around eight weeks, alternatively longterm online therapy. Please feel free to call me.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to qualified therapists as well as to trainees.