Theresa Ryan, MA, MBACP Accredited

Theresa Ryan, MA, MBACP  Accredited


107 Bancroft

01462 440881 / 07516 201282

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107 Bancroft

01462 440881 / 07516 201282

About me

I offer professional, high quality and confidential counselling to adults and young people in a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment, with the possibility of long term work, or short term, to work on specific issues.
I work in an open and non judgemental manner and offer warmth, empathy, clear thinking and insight.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA University of London
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Cambridge University
MA Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling University of Hertfordshire.

I attend regular continuing professional development to keep my skills up to date and stay up to date with current research.

I am a staff counsellor at a counselling charity in North London, a counsellor in a secondary school, and I also work in private practice.

Accredited member of the BACP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Students training in Counselling/talking therapies
Adolescents anxiety, depression, self harm.
Losing a child, whether in pregnancy or after birth.
Anxiety during or after pregnancy.

Therapies offered


£45 per session.

Sessions last 50 minutes.
Initial assessment session may be up to an hour and a half.

Further information

First steps...
Taking the first step to contact a counsellor may feel difficult, and I recognise this.
During our intial telephone conversation, or email if you prefer, you can explain why you feel you want to come to counselling, I will explain how I work.  We can then decide whether to meet for an initial assessment session, with a view to working together.  It is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, and this process will help you to make this decision.

How does counselling work?
Difficulties in later life can  be rooted in past experiences, and these can affect your confidence, feelings of anxiety your relationships with family and friends, work or studies, ideas about what you can and can't do, and maybe who you can and can't be.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk and be listened to by a professionally trained counsellor, someone who is not connected to your family, friends or work. This can feel easier than talking to someone who knows you well.  Over time, as the counselling relationship grows,  increasing  feelings of safety,security and trust develop.

I work with...adults, teenagers and young adults, and have an understanding of the specific difficulties which many young people struggle with.

I offer a safe, confidential, reliable and professional service.  I am experienced in working with men and women with different issues. I work in an open and non-judgemental manner, and I will listen and support you as you explore your feelings, help you to reach understanding, and work towards change. I offer both long term and shorter term work, which may be helpful for dealing with specific issues.

Practical information: I am based in Hitchin and Weston (SG4 7AY). My rooms are perfectly situated with excellent connections to local transport,and access to plenty of car parks in Hitchin town centre, and Weston is close to surrounding towns of Hitchin, Letchworth,Baldock and Stevenage.

Maps & Directions

Hitchin, SG4
Hitchin, SG5 1NB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime and Evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults