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About me

You’re probably wondering how you got here, searching through profiles to find the right person who can help you. Maybe you’re feeling low, maybe life just feels all too difficult now. I can help you see a way through, we can work together, discovering what brought you here, at a pace that feels right for you. By exploring your concerns together, in a safe, confidential and supportive space, we can gain insights into issues that may have arisen from the past or present. Armed with these insights I can help you move forwards with your life; able to make the positive changes you need to live your life to the fullest.

Our sessions will be 50 minutes at an agreed time and day each week, with an initial assessment to discuss your needs and whether working together is right for you.

I work from several locations, which include Watford, Leavesden Green,Abbots Langley and Bushey so I can offer you some choice and flexibility to suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My work is supervised in accordance with their professional requirements and I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. I also hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

My qualifications are:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2:1
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

I am committed to further ongoing training as part of my professional development and regularly attend workshops and training sessions which to date include:

  • Facilitating Groups
  • Working with our Inner Child
  • Understanding and Supporting Autism
  • Working with Sexualised Trauma
  • Belonging and Connectivity in the Digital Age
  • Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People
  • Spot the Signs and Save a Life - Suicide
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
  • Safeguarding Level 3

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

Individual counselling session fees range from £45-£50 per 50 minute session, depending on location, which are payable in advance.


9am until 20.00hrs.

Further information

As well as my private practice, I work with a local charity, offering counselling to young people aged from 11-25 years on a one-to-one basis and in groups, where I co-facilitate a regular art media workshop. I have also worked with Age UK offering counselling to people in their own homes over the age of 50 years, with a range of issues. I have also worked with MIND as a support worker, providing support to individuals in the community to maintain wellbeing, independence and social inclusion.

I have gained extensive experience working with both adults and young people presenting with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse and trauma, bereavement, living with a disability or disorder and carers supporting partners or relatives suffering from a range of mental and physical health issues including dementia and Alzheimer’s.

My work with autistic spectrum disorders has given me a special interest in this area.

High Street


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.

Kathryn Nicolai

Kathryn Nicolai