About me

I specialise in helping people come to terms with difficult life experiences, particularly ones that were traumatic.

I am non-judgemental and resilient, and will help you to feel comfortable about exploring how you feel about your experiences and what they mean to you. I will provide strong support so that we can face difficulties and challenges together.

Your aims and expectations through coming to counselling are very important and will determine a prominent part of our work together.

These may include feeling better about yourself (or others), reducing any current impacts on thoughts or behaviour, managing times when anxieties intrude, leading a more content and fulfilled life.

Part of you may be uncertain about what you will be able to discuss and the outcomes that can be achieved.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Registered psychodynamic counsellor with a wide range of experience working in clinical practice.

I work as part of a team of counsellors in warm, secure, discreet, centrally located rooms, where we will have the space and freedom to develop our therapeutic relationship in confidence and explore what is usually left unspoken.

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.

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.


Additional information

First Assessment Session £50.00

Counselling 50 minute session £50.00


Day time and evening appointments available

Counselling Solutions
35 Market Place
St. Albans

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Please contact me should you require home visits.

James Polledri

James Polledri