About me

Jane Lovatt Counselling  www.janelovattcounselling.co.uk email janelovattcounselling@gmail.com or phone 07754580660.

Face to Face Counselling in central Watford, daytime and evening appointments available. Watford town centre location near The Palace Theatre. I am currently taking on new clients but only online please do contact me for an initial appointment.  I hope to be able to offer limited Face to Face appointments again in September 2021. Thank you.


Whatever is troubling you I will encourage you to tell me about it in a safe and nonjudgmental setting.  You can share things that perhaps you don’t want to talk to friends or family about.  Together we will endeavour to fully explore and understand your feelings,  reduce distress, and support you to move forward as you choose.

What is Counselling

Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and talking to a counsellor can help to get things into perspective.  Counselling offers you a secure space to explore what is going on for you,  with someone trained to listen carefully, with respect and really try to fully understand you and your feelings.  Counselling is not about someone “telling you what to do, giving advice, or simply granting your wishes” but can be about supporting you to explore your feelings and concerns which may then make decision making clearer.

Current crisis / deeper issue / Self Care

Surprisingly quite often the thing that brings a person to seek support e.g. some sort of current crisis may be a way in to understanding deeper causes of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people live with a feeling of "something just not being quite right". Counselling can help develop Self-Awareness which in turn can be life changing!  That’s the good news - but like most things in life it doesn’t happen without effort,  and can be painful.  However from personal experience I would say the results are definitely worth it!  So be brave,  aren’t you worth it?  Answering “Yes” to that question is the first step on your journey (with me by your side), to personal growth and hopefully increased happiness.  I look forward to hearing from you.

"Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request" Philip Stanhope. I am an attuned Counsellor ready to hear your story, to try to understand and make sense of it with you, and empower you to seek the solution you truly desire.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP Full member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
L4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) Education and Theology

Attended "The Unmaking of Them". A Diploma in Specialist Psychotherapy with Ex-Boarders at post-graduate level in 2016. With Nick Duffell - author of "The Making of Them". Looking at the effects on children of being sent away to Boarding School at a young age and how this can impact the adults they become and their relationships.

What to expect

I work mainly from a person-centred perspective but may include relevant Psychodynamic aspects and CBT and TA tools if appropriate. Sessions are usually once a week for 50 mins and can be either short term  (around 6-10 weeks) or long term (this will be discussed in the initial session).

Issues I have experience in are:-

Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Low Self Esteem, Low Confidence,   Not feeling Good Enough, Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Relationship Issues / Abusive Relationships, Family Issues, Separation and Divorce, Affairs and Betrayals, Bereavement,   Sexuality, Addictions, Bullying and Loss.
Specialist Issues related to Ex Boarders from Boarding School, Boarding School Syndrome, Strategic Survival Personality, and Boarding School Survivor.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Further Info.

Specialist training in issues related to Boarding School, Boarding School Syndrome, Boarding School Survivor, & Strategic Survival Personality.

Sometimes the issue is a combination of things, or just hard to categorise precisely. If you don't see the specific subject area listed please do feel free to contact me.

Short term 6-10 weekly sessions and Long term weekly on-going counselling available.

www.janelovattcounselling.co.uk  07754580660  janelovattcounselling@gmail.com


From £55.00 to £70.00

Additional information

Watford Counselling  Central Watford location (WD17 1BJ)

Appointment Fees

I can only offer online / phone appointments currently due to Covid. 

Appointment till 4pm £55

Appointments after 5pm £60

I hope to be able to offer limited face to face appointments from September 2021. When it is possible for me again to work face to face the following fees will apply. 

Appointment till 4pm £65

Appointments after 5pm £70


Short term is between 6 - 10 weekly sessions.

Long term is open ended weekly sessions.

Sessions are usually once a week for 50 mins over a number of weeks.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me on janelovattcounselling@gmail.com  or call on 07754580660.  Thank you Jane.


Due to Covid 19,  I am only able to offer appointments online. Please contact me jane.lovatt@hotmail.co.uk  07754580660.

Further information

Central Watford town centre Location at The Barn.  Watford House Lane. WD17 1BJ within easy walking distance from Watford Junction / Watford Tube line and on numerous bus routes. Very close to the Watford Palace Theatre.

Unfortunately there is no parking at the venue, but for car parks within 5 mins walk, please see  http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/watford_high_street/

Online / Telephone counselling also available.

Please also see my website www.janelovattcounselling.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/janelovattcounselling/  Thank you.

Jane Lovatt Counselling
The Barn
1 Watford House Lane
WD17 1BJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Reluctantly I would say no. Counselling rooms are upstairs. There is a lift, but unfortunately is not very user friendly. Do contact me for more info.