Rachael Lashmar, PGDip, MBACP

Rachael Lashmar, PGDip, MBACP



07795 660400

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About me

My Approach

I am a qualified and experienced therapist, helping people through many difficulties.  Therapy is an individual experience and I adapt to the needs of the person in front of me.

My approach helps clients to look at worrying and difficult emotions in a safe, confidential environment. You may want to explore a particular problem or may be feeling overwhelmed by life pressures. I offer a professional objective viewpoint at a time you may find it difficult to talk to partners, family or friends.

As a counsellor I encourage you to talk about what is bothering you, helping to uncover any root causes of distress and identify your specific ways of thinking. Each session is tailored to you as an individual.
I work with a range of issues including, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, work or life stress and trauma.

If you are considering having counselling and would like more information of the service I provide then feel free to contact me on 07795 660400 or email me rachaellashmarcounselling@gmail.com

What to expect

Your first session may feel like a big step and we will use it to explore how we can work together. It will give you a sense of what counselling would be like. If counselling is right for you we will arrange a regular time to meet weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

•  Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling.
•  Diploma in Counselling
•  BACP registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psycholtherapy

I currently work in general practice, as a school counsellor and in private practice with adults and teenagers age fourteen and above.

I have a wide range of experience which includes working with Self-Harm,  Chronic Illness, Anxiety, Family and Parenting difficulties, School Refusal, Depression, and Relationship problems.

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical and legal guidelines and this includes a commitment to regular, ongoing supervision to maintain a good quality of care for my clients. I am also committed to professional development to support me in working with a diverse client base.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Sessions are booked at a set time and day each week and last 50 minutes.

Charges are between £40-£55 per session.

Further information

My Counselling Practice

I work in private practice on the outskirts of Hertford Town Centre, within easy reach of Ware, Welwyn, Stevenage and the outlying villages.  There is ample parking available.

I also share a counselling practice in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, which is a 5 minute walk from the station.

Maps & Directions

Hertford, SG14
Cheshunt, EN8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday daytime and evening Saturday daytime in Hertford. Also in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, please contact me for further details

Types of client

Young people
Older adults