Hitchin Counselling And Psychology Centre
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Hitchin Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre is comprised of a group of highly qualified and experienced professionals who offer a wide-ranging and comprehensive therapeutic service.
Working from premises in central Hitchin, Hertfordshire, we provide high quality counselling, psychotherapy and psychological therapies. We will work with you to address many different issues.
What we offer
We work with adults and teenagers with a range of emotional and behaviour problems. We welcome patients from a range of different cultures, ethnicities and nationalities, and work with gender and sexual diversity in an affirmative manner.
We are able to offer training to groups of staff, counsellors in training, school and children’s centres on a range of issues. Please contact us to discuss the needs of your group or organisation further.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our therapists are CRB checked and affiliated to professional bodies which regulate and set out legal and ethical frameworks within which we work.
The professional bodies include the following: BACP, BABCP, BPC, UKCP.
If you would like to see full details and profiles of our individual therapists then please visit our website at www.hitchincounselling.co.uk
Member organisations *
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 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.
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
£50.00 - £70.00
Fees vary depending upon the time of your session and the type of therapy that you decide upon. Below is a rough indication of the costs for therapy sessions with the centre.
Counselling for individuals:
Typical fees for counselling sessions for individuals range from £50 to £70 per session
Counselling for couples:
The fee for couples counselling is £60 per session
For seeing our psychologist fees start from £80
Support for families, groups and organisations:
Fees to be negotiated with the individual therapist
The fee for supervision is £45 per session
When we work
Open hours: 08:00 - 21:00 Monday to Friday. It may also be possible to arrange a session on a Saturday morning. Please enquire for current availability.
How to get started:
We recognise that taking the first step can be challenging. Choosing a therapist is an important decision, you need to find someone you feel comfortable with.
If you would like to contact us by phone, one of our team will be happy to assist you to help you decide who may be best able to support you.
We offer the possibility of daytime, evening or weekend appointments. If we cannot answer your call straight away, then please leave a message on our answer machine, leaving your name, number and any preferred times for us to return your call.
Any messages left on the machine are treated with the strictest confidentiality and we will do our utmost to return your call at a time convenient for you.
Otherwise please feel free to contact us via the email buttons on this page or on the contact form on our webpage and we will reply promptly to your enquiry.
What is involved:
In an initial session you will be encouraged to talk about what has been concerning you and of what you would like to get out of therapy; if after this you feel happy to continue then a second session will be arranged and you will be able to schedule weekly sessions with your therapist.