Maria Luisa Urey Counsellor and Child Therapist MBACP Registered

Maria Luisa Urey Counsellor and Child Therapist MBACP  Registered

13 Chiltern House
81 High Street
N Dunstable

Better Care Clinic
53 Queens Road
WD17 2QN

07788 947420

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About me

Sometimes we need someone to simply be there to listen...

Hello, My name is Luisa And I’m a fully qualified integrative counsellor at Vocalise Counselling Therapy.

Life can be a challenge and may leave you feeling unhappy,experiencing anxiety, confusion or disconnected and isolated from family or loved ones. Counselling helps when you’re having difficulty by having someone to share your feelings without judgement .Counselling enables you to experience positive changes, promotes emotional resilience and reduces stress and improves your emotional wellbeing.

Drawing on 20 years personal experience working with both adults and Children in varied settings, I offer you a tranquil safe haven to heal and grow and process your emotions, feelings and to make sense of thoughts in the lovely therapy rooms at the Bettercare Clinic, on Queens Road in central Watford near the Intu shopping centre.

My counselling experience and Training is extensive in working with:-

  • Adults and Families
  • Children and young people.
  • Trauma Counselling
  • I see clients In Watford, Tring and Dunstable

What vocalise Counselling offers you...

I place a great emphasis on empathy, compassion and warmth, I am someone who straight talking ,friendly , approachable and I offer you a private safe space to share your feeling.

I am incredibly passionate about working with Adults, Children, teenagers and families seeking guidance with issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, anger issues, struggling after divorce or family break down, experiencing traumatic experiences,Domestic Abuse or needing support with social difficulties such as ASD, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, learning difficulties, Child Bullying, friendship issues. i understand the many pressures parents may face in balancing family life with work and home life.

I offer 30 minutes telephone consultation to discuss your current concerns and explore what you hope to change or overcome from having counselling.

I see both male and females clients, both long and short-term.

The Counselling is tailored and centred around your individual needs and expectations.

I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor. This means I combine multiple therapeutic techniques, approaches, including the Person-Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis, Humanistic theories, CBT and Creative Therapy to support you (each session Is up to 50 minutes dependent on age)

Support for young people and children

Initially, I offer an consultation to discuss if the child is experiencing any social difficulties, anxiety, anger issues or behavioural issues in school or at home

Together we discuss a plan of what support can be offered and if you're are happy to continue, at a time and place mutually agreed the Child will be offered 1to1 support.

I work using creative resources and Interventions, Parents are invited to wait during the session in the waiting room. (The session lasts up to 50 minutes depending on the child’s age)

It's ok to not feel okay

Why not call or email me today, the first step towards getting the support your seeking...

either call , visit my website @ Better care clinic page or visit my Facebook page.

For further information please contact me in total confidence

Training, qualifications & experience

I  am currently free lance as a Children therapist, Adult counsellor at Challenging behaviours Therepy in Dunstable alongside my private practice.

I previously co-ordinated Leavesden Children Centre Counselling Service working with Adults with mental health issues, vulnerable adults and their families - and experiencing relationship difficulties, domestic violence, postnatal depression, anger issues and anxiety disorder.

And worked as Child Therapist for Kings Langley Pupil Support Service, providing emotional support, counselling and mentoring to children experiencing mental health difficulties in 6 schools around Hertfordshire before settling up in private practice.


  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF).
  • BACP Certificate in Proficiency.
  • Counselling Children and Young People certificate.


  • ADHD & Autism Support.
  • Anger management Training.
  • Self-harm- Mind Training.
  • Grief Training - Open-Toy Box.
  • PODS DID and Dissociation: The Fundamentals.
  • KCA Associates Vulnerability, Trauma and Recovery.
  • re-wind technique certificate
  • Certificate in working with couples
  • OCN Certificate in Counselling supervision


  • National Centre for Domestic Violence – Domestic Violence Training.
  • Herts Community Safety Unit - Domestic Abuse, Honour Based Abuse /Forced Marriage.
  • P2be/ Herts safeguard board Safeguarding Children Training.
  • NSPCC-Child Protection level 2.
  • Suicide and Risk Assessment Training at Herts-rite.
  • Protective Behaviour Training HGFL.
  • Attachment and Brain Neuroscience Training five to thrive
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)Training Cahms

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  • Free 30 min telephone assessment.
  • Adult Counselling £50-£60  Monday-Friday
  • Adult trauma Counselling £60-£70  Monday-Friday
  • Adult Phone Counselling £50 (evenings & Weekends)
  • Child sessions £60-£70 or £300 for 5 sessions
  • Couples therapy £70

The session must be paid in advance, Please note I have a 48-hour cancellation policy, Concession rates are available to students, or low waged.

Further information

I work from the Bettercare Clinic close to the Intu shopping centre in central Watford on the Queens Road.

My practice Vocalise Therapy can be found at in central Watford, where parking is available. I also freelance in schools and in the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.

  • I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and Date protection.
  • I am fully insured and police checked and hold an enhanced DBS.
  • English and Italian speaker.

Maps & Directions

Dunstable, LU6 1JJ
Watford, WD17 2QN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian


Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, weekends 9am-3pm

Types of client

Young people