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Muriel Walshe, PhD. Psychotherapist UKCP Acc.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4
07555 689957 07555 689957 Registered / Accredited
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

About me

I am a psychotherapist trained at the Bowlby Centre, London, and have many years experience of working in private practice and within the NHS.  Some of the reasons people come to see me are to do with: stress or anxiety, emotional difficulties brought on by relationship problems,  divorce, struggling to adjust to change, and experiences of loss. I am committed to making a difference in the lives of the people I work with when facing the challenges life throws at us.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): I am continuing to work by offering remote sessions via Zoom or telephone. I have set up guidance about working in this way. Contact me for details.

NHS Clinical Experience

I have been an honorary psychotherapist in the adult and perinatal sections of the Psychotherapy Department, Maudsley Hospital London and the adult service, Camden and Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service. I am trained in both brief and long term psychotherapy.

Brief Therapy

Psychotherapy can be short-term with a specific focus. I offer a 16 week structured therapy for people struggling with anxiety and depression called Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT). DIT is a relatively new therapy and growing in popularity. It is offered within the NHS and is one of the five therapies recommended for the treatment of depression in the Department of Health’s guide Which talking therapies for depression?

How to take things forward

If you are interested in arranging an initial consultation then please ring or email me and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

What happens at the first meeting?

The purpose of this first therapy session is to give us a chance to meet each other and get a sense of how we might work together. We will talk about what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping to resolve or achieve. You have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the different therapy options. At the end of this session you will hopefully have the information you need to help you decide what the next step is for you. It might be that you go on to schedule sessions for an open ended or brief therapy but sometimes a consultation can be enough in itself.

Private Medical Insurance Registers for Psychotherapy

I am a registered provider for a number of private medical insurers including: PruHealth, WPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality Health and BUPA. Please contact me for details.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Attachment Based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Training, The Bowlby Centre, London
  • PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurology, King's College London

Recent Additional Training

  • Mentalizing Based Psychotherapy, Anna Freud Centre
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Anna Freud Centre

Professional Accreditation and Membership

  • UKCP Accredited Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
  • British Psychoanalytical Council (Accreditation for Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Psychoanalysis
  • Forum for Independent Psychotherapists

NHS Experience

  • Honorary Psychotherapist, Camden Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service, London
  • Honorary Psychotherapist, Psychotherapy Department, Maudsley Hospital, London

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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For open ended long-term psychotherapy there is a sliding scale depending on frequency (between £60 and £65). For the brief therapy the sessions are £65.00

All sessions are 50 minutes and take place weekly at the same time and day each week.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

The consulting room is on the ground floor and there is free off street parking.

St. Albans

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Weekdays during the day.

Types of client

Muriel Walshe, PhD. Psychotherapist UKCP Acc.

Muriel Walshe, PhD. Psychotherapist UKCP Acc.