About me

If you feel low in mood, or depressed, (including postnatal depression), have anxiety, phobias, low self esteem, post traumatic stress disorder, health anxiety, work or relationship problems, or just feel that something in your life is not quite right but do not know why, then I will be glad to hear from you. Together we can discuss the best way forward in a gentle manner and tailor the work to your needs and wishes. I also offer couple and relationship counselling and am happy to work with couples in need, enabling the relationship to move forward to a more secure and happy place.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their code of Ethics

I provide a professional service within a private and comfortable setting. I offer a confidential space for you to explore your difficulties guided by the counselling process.
I believe counselling can make a huge difference to how you view yourself, your relationships and your life. Why not contact me for an initial chat? You can then decide if counselling would be right for you with no obligation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Skills
Counselling Studies
Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Certificate in couple and relationship therapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Additional information

Individuals £45.00 per session (50 minutes) weekly, or fortnightly, couples £60.00 per session (60 Minutes) usually fortnightly.


availability - flexible.

Further information

disabled access.
Flexible availability including weekends.

Great Gaddesden
Hemel Hempstead

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

Karen Russell

Karen Russell