Pieter Nel

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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has worked for over 20 years in the NHS. In the 30 years since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I have worked with people in both physical and mental health services. I have substantial experience in helping and supporting children, young people, parents, adults couples and families who are experiencing difficulties in life. I have a strong belief that people are inherently resilient and resourceful, and that with the right help and support people can overcome their problems and lead a happy and fulfilling life. In all my work I aim to help people to develop, restore and/or strengthen connections with those who are important in their lives.

I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental and confidential space for people to explore their difficulties and to develop effective ways of overcoming the current dilemmas and difficulties in their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PhD (Child & Family Psychology)
  • MA (Clin Psych)
  • BA Hons (Applied Psychology)
  • BCom Hons (Accounting)
  • BCom (Accounting)


I have worked for over 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. I have worked for about 15 years in a CAMHS as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During this time I haeld senior leadership positions, including that of Divisional Manager and Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist. 

I also have extensive experience in the higher education sector. I have 20 years' experience as a trainer of Clinical Psychologists and is currently the Programme Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Hertfordshire. I specialise in innovative pedagogical approaches to clinical training.

I hold various other appointments, including as an external examiner on doctoral programmes and as a BPS National Assessor.

I am research active and have published widely in peer-reviewed journals. I have also done many presentations at conferences, both national and international. 

Member organisations

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Additional information

Self-funding clients

The cost of each appointment is £120 per 50 minutes. I have a limited number of spaces available at a reduced rate for low income clients, including trainees and students. 


I am a registered provider for some of the major insurance companies. Please contact me to discuss if you would like to access an insurance policy to pay for your sessions.


The cost of each appointment is £80 for 50 minutes, or £100 for 80 minutes.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Type of session

In person
Pieter Nel
Pieter Nel