About me

I am a psychodynamic accredited counsellor registered with BACP. I work in private practice and am friendly and approachable. I offer a safe,confidential and non-judgemental space to my clients where issues can be discussed and explored. I have over 28 years experience and work with individuals,couples and families who are experiencing all types of emotional distress.
I am experienced and specialise in working with families who have children with special needs, disabilities or have behavioural difficulties.
I also offer consultancy in parenting issues.

I also have experience in:
Relationship issues
Work related stress
Low self esteem
Confidence issues

Training, qualifications & experience

Telephone Counsellor for Childline - 1990
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Manor House Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy 1991
Training in Autism - Anna Freud Centre and IPOP
Parenting Skills Training - Family Links 2007
Government Facilitator of Parenting Course
Senior Practitioner in the Family Support Team at Norwood
Diploma in Child Psychology - IANLPC 2014

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.


Additional information

£55 Individual Counselling and Consultancy on parenting issues
£65 Couples and Families

Concessions can be offered to students and unwaged


Monday - Thursday 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Further information

I am based in the Leverstock Green area of Hemel Hempstead. I am accessible by bus and there is parking available in the street.
I am a recognised therapist provider for BUPA, Health Assured and Workplace Options.
For many years I worked for a leading charity supporting vulnerable children and families and worked closely with parents of children with special needs and disabilities.
My belief is that everyone should be able to live the life they choose and I work towards helping my clients achieve this.

24 Burleigh Road
Leverstock Green
Hemel Hempstead

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Ruth Conroy

Ruth Conroy