The Counselling Foundation

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St Albans, Herts, AL3 4PA
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About us

The Counselling Foundation is a provider of BACP accredited counselling and training services. We have been working to support people since 1974 and we are committed to making counselling training and services accessible and affordable. Our counselling service offers in person counselling across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and remote counselling for anyone aged 18+ years old across the UK. 

In addition to our counselling service, we prepare trainees for a career in counselling, contribute to professional development and offer a workplace counselling service to organisations. We are also a leading local provider for the NHS and take NHS referrals from 16+.

Please visit our website if you would like to find out more about our services, our counselling training provision or how you can get involved and support the work of the Foundation.

Training, qualifications & experience

We are a BACP accredited counselling service. Our counsellors have a wide range of skills and experience. The majority of counsellors who work for our service are at different stages of training. All work is supervised by senior clinicians and all our counsellors abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.

We are a BACP accredited provider of professional counselling training. We provide clinical supervision and placements to our trainees.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

We offer psychodynamic counselling to adults on a weekly basis.

We also deliver a range of professional counselling training courses which include; Introduction to Counselling, Foundation Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Counselling.

Details of all of our training can be found on our website.


Additional information

Please refer to our website for guidance on fees.

The Foundation is a ‘not for profit’ organisation, a charity whose aim is to make counselling accessible and affordable. 

When we work

Phone and Online
Morning, afternoon and evening appointments available.
All counselling is by appointment only.

Further information

We also have a rich and varied CPD programme – details can be found on our website. 

1 College Yard, Lower Dagnall Street, St Albans, Herts, AL3 4PA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Availability at our centres by arrangement. Please speak to our centre administrators.

The Counselling Foundation
The Counselling Foundation