About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who offers a comfortable, safe and confidential environment for individuals, couples or families to discuss concerns, problems and thoughts about personal difficulties. I will help you to find your own solutions to resolve the situation that is bothering you and become more content. I am a good listener and will provide reassurance so you feel comfortable enough to share your private thoughts and feelings.

To make our sessions productive you will get my full, undivided attention, understanding and empathy and I encourage a positive rapport to build trust between us to make our time together effective. As an integrative therapist, I adapt my way of working to suit your needs. By working therapeutically I can enable you to manage and maintain you own mental health and well-being. You will learn to understand the difficulties you may be experiencing in your life and to make the desired changes that will empower you to move forward.

I offer counselling for a variety of different issues, which may be relationship based, career-orientated or in areas such as addictions, eating disorders, trauma and loss. I will establish a counselling contract, which outlines what will be covered during our sessions. Where required, I may refer you to other helpful agencies. I am passionate about my work and aim to bring about positive changes in people’s lives and welcome the opportunity to work with you.

My therapy room is located a few minutes walk from Harpenden station. St Albans and Luton are both one stop from Harpenden on the same Thameslink train line.

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to Counselling CPCAB, 2006; Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB, 2007; Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB, 2008; Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB, 2010;

My experience has been working  with large charities providing one to one counselling and group therapy to clients suffering from addiction, mental health and relationship issues. Including, extensive experience of working with families and carers who are impacted by the addiction of significant others.

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.


Additional information

£45 for individual sessions
£55 for couples


Evenings and Weekends

22A Station Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Susan Ventris

Susan Ventris