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About us

With clinic rooms in Letchworth, Local Counselling Centre, (LCC), provides counselling and psychotherapy for people from all walks of life in a safe, non-judgemental manner.

We offer low and full cost services from only £15 per session.

At LCC we appreciate that finding the right therapist can be daunting. There are many types of therapy and therapists often have different kinds of approaches or styles. Through our professional practice management service we will direct you to the right type of therapy and the right therapist for you, selected from our highly skilled and professional team. Therapists can only register with LCC if they are accredited with a nationally recognised counselling or psychotherapy professional body. Our specialist sex and relationship therapists have completed a minimum two year post graduate diploma in Psychosexual Psychotherapy in addition to their core nursing or counselling qualification. We believe that a weekend course in couple therapy is not enough to work in this field.

Our team covers the full range of counselling approaches, including CBT, Integrative, Psychosexual, Art, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. We offer NICE recommended specialist treatments for anxiety, OCD, depression, bereavement, emotional eating, sex and relationship issues, child, adolescent and families.

We also offer group therapy for Over 70's, Bereavement and Mindfulness.

Please see our website for a fuller description of our services or contact our Practice Manager, Kathy Freeman on 01462 674671 hello@localcounsellingcentre.co.uk.

Our rooms in Letchworth are available to hire by professionals or charities on a long term or ad hoc basis for just £15 an hour. Please contact Kathy Freeman, Practice Manager, at hello@localcounsellingcentre.co.uk, for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our therapists are fully insured, DBS checked, hold professional body membership and are highly qualified. In addition to the qualified team up to 10 trainees work with us on placement and this enables us to provide a low cost service. The trainees come from recognised training institutions and work under close supervision.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Additional information

Low cost fees start from £15
Full cost fees start from £55

When we work

We are open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 9pm

Suite 2, Venture House,, Fifth Avenue, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 2HW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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