Monica McLeod Hill

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Hitchin SG4 & SG5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Maybe you are struggling with feelings of low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or depression; or experiencing personal and relationship difficulties; or trying to come to terms with particular life events.  It could be that you have suffered from loss or bereavement. I provide a safe, confidential space in which to help you to talk about and explore personal issues.  I am non-directive in my approach which means that you are able to explore your feelings in your own way and at your own pace.

I will listen to you very carefully, with empathy, warmth and understanding.  I will help you to express your feelings and what is on your mind.  In this way, a trusting therapeutic relationship will develop where there is no judgement.  

I believe that within that special therapeutic relationship with a skilled and effective counsellor, you can begin to understand your feelings, situations and relationships in a new way.  You will begin to find that you will be able to understand yourself better.  You will then be able to find your own solutions for things that you previously felt were unmanageable and from that can follow healing and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Therapeutic Counsellor and a Registered Therapist with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). 

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • AEB/CSCT Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BEd Hons
  • Professional Registered Member MBACP Reg. No 389935

I hold full professional indemnity insurance and a current Enhanced DBS. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £55.00

Additional information

The charge is £45 for online sessions and £55 for in-person sessions. 

I also offer some sessions at a reduced fee for students or those on a lower income,  please do contact me for further information.

You are very welcome to have an initial conversation with me by telephone and this is free.

Further information

Each sessions lasts one hour and will usually take place at the same time and on the same day of the week.  However, I am able to be flexible around your other commitments.  

I offer in-person sessions in rooms in the town centre of Hitchin.  I also offer online sessions using Zoom.

It is important to find a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable so please do call and have a conversation with me to see whether you would like to work together.

Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4

LEAF Health Hitchin, Ground Floor, 47 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA

Type of session

In person
Monica McLeod Hill
Monica McLeod Hill