Kelly Baker

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP Bsc Hons Dip
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hertford SG14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with individuals and couples predominantly face to face at my practice in Hertford or according to my client's preference, sometimes online.   I provide a confidential space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in order to help you move forward.  I utilise a range of theories with a practical, change-oriented approach.

I have experience in helping people who are having troubles following a bereavement as well as those experiencing anxiety or depression due to relationship or family difficulties. I have also helped people who have problems with self-esteem or feelings of low self-worth.

You might have thought about talking to someone close to you but worry about burdening them or that they may judge you. It doesn’t matter what brings you to counselling, my approach will be to make you feel comfortable enough to share what’s on your mind at your own pace.

How can psychodynamic counselling help me?

Through building a trusted therapeutic relationship we can work together to explore your life experiences and how they may be affecting you.

Psychodynamic Counselling is a collaborative process, working closely together to identify who you really are and understanding how your life experiences have shaped how you may be feeling today.

How long will I be coming for counselling?

Everyone is unique so the the length of the counselling relationship can be tailored to suit the need.  We can limit the number of sessions if there is one particular problem/difficulty or we can work in an open-ended way and you have the freedom to end whenever you like.  This sometimes allows for a deeper exploration of the difficulties you wish to bring.

How will I feel after counselling?

Everyone is different, but by understanding and managing your anxieties, you can feel more peaceful and better able to make decisions.

After counselling many clients tell me that they feel more robust and less overwhelmed when difficulties arise.

Also, you may feel more accepting of your thoughts and feelings.

How soon can sessions begin?

An initial session can be booked soon after you contact me.

I am currently able to see clients either in person on a Wednesday or online on a Tuesday or Thursday.

What can I expect in a session?

We sit together and you talk about what you want to share at your own pace.

Sometimes you may talk about everyday things and other times, deeper more personal thoughts and feelings may come up. Everything can be useful.

You will be able to ask any questions at all - there are no right or wrong questions and no topic is off-limits.   I will explain how psychodynamic counselling may be able to help you and we can set out how we plan to go forward.

What do I do next?

If you think you'd like to work with me or if you'd just like to have an initial chat (free of charge) to figure this out, drop me a message and we can sort out a time that's good for you. Just click the green "Message Me" tab underneath my photo.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling - The Counselling Foundation, St Albans
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling – The Counselling Foundation, St Albans
  • Certificate in Working with Couples - National Council of Integrated Psychotherapists
  • BSc Hons in Social Psychology – Loughborough University
  • Experience working as a Staff Counsellor for Highgate Counselling Centre, North London
  • I have also trained in the areas of relationship breakdown, disordered eating, bereavement and building resilience and self-esteem
  • I am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£50 per session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have availability on weekdays for weekly, 50 minute sessions.

We can meet in person on a Tuesday or online on a Wednesday or Thursday

Further information

I work from an easily accessible location close to Ware and Hertford with convenient free parking nearby.  

Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14

27 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


Kelly Baker
Kelly Baker