Shahhul Haji

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19 4LF
07947 752840 07947 752840
Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19 4LF

About me

Hello. Counselling is sought for many reasons and acknowledging your need to seek help is a major breakthrough. Perhaps this is something I can help with. I follow strict ethical and professional standards and I will respect confidentiality at all times, working supportively with Adults and Young people to address a wide range of emotionally challenging issues.

There may be many reasons why you feel you are struggling to cope. It may be that somehow you managed in the past but are now struggling. Perhaps destructive behaviours are affecting your relationships and are now suffering, or maybe you‘re having other difficulties like coping at work. Troubling concerns can gnaw away and grow into fears which can fuel anxieties.

Your usual strategies no longer seem to work and your sources of help are either unwilling or unable to assist. All these can be explored safely and confidentially. Finding the right person to gain insights into such difficulties can be a daunting task, so to explore these concerns through an initial consultation (at a reduced rate) can often be helpful to make sure you feel comfortable and understand what is involved.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Honours) - History and Philosophy (University of Hertfordshire)

Diploma - Counselling (University of Hertfordshire)

Post Graduate Diploma - Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling (University of Hertfordshire)

I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor, Psycho dynamically trained with more than 10 years of clinical experience. I have also worked extensively with Mental Health Charities in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and North London.

I offer counselling for many issues including Anger Management, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Addiction(s), Relationship Issues, Adolescent Issues, Low Self-Esteem and Lack of Confidence, Separation, Divorce, Eating Disorders, LGBT, Trauma, Stress, Abuse, Bullying, Work Related Issues and others listed below.

As part of my ongoing professional development I have attended many courses and workshops

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Sessions are normally fifty minutes.

The initial session is at reduced rate of £45.

Further sessions are £50 (evenings £55).

Couples sessions are £65 (weekends £75).

Low income and Students fees can be negotiated depending on circumstances.

Please note

Cancellations require at least 24 hours notice. Non attendance without appropriate notice will be

charged at the full rate.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

I have more than forty years experience in the business world. I have also lived on three continents as a result of which I speak several languages. This has made me appreciate how similar we all are despite holding different views due to differing cultures and traditions. Yet beneath all this diversity lays the common thread of our shared experience about the frailty of our human condition. Given the current pandemic and it's disruptive effects, it is even more so now than has ever been the case before.

70 Brookdene Avenue
WD19 4LF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Swahili, Hindi/Urdu, Gujarati & Kachi


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

To assist persons with restricted mobility there are supporting rails, wide steps with short in-steps and grab rails.


Please contact me to discuss current availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Shahhul Haji

Shahhul Haji