Tonia Nigrelli

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MBACP | Counsellor and Cruse Bereavement Trained
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cheshunt EN8 & Ware SG12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes life puts hurdles in our way just when we think things are going smoothly. It may be you feel unsettled, troubled, sad, anxious, low mood but cannot understand why. There are many things that affect us from all stages of our life. Without realising, there may be things from your early years that are only now affecting your quality of life.

I am an experienced counsellor working with issues such as anxiety, loss and grief, anger, sexuality, abuse, body image, identity, relationship and family problems. I have experience of working with those who are in healing and recovery from substance abuse- Sobriety. Working with them to recoginise and explore issues leading to healing the causes of the abuse. This may be breakdown of relationships with friends and family

As a person-centered counsellor, I believe the counselling relationship is quite different from any other relationship. Our relationship will be one that gives you a safe, secure space to explore what is going on for you. Working non directly as I believe that no one knows you best like you do. Working together to help you become more self-aware, your authentic true self, growing in self-worth and esteem, finding you the peace, solace, and the answers you are searching for.

My belief in our relationship is equal and regardless of any differences, I aim to work collaboratively together with you at your pace

Many of us of all ages find ourselves at a crossroads. Every next level of our life will demand a different you. This can feel overwhelming, stressful, unhappy times. It is at times like these when events from our past, be it childhood memories, traumatic events, the lost of a loved; could be affecting our ability to cope with a current situation. Exploring and talking through your personal history, relationships, and beliefs, will help us look at how these may be affecting you now. 

In the past, I have had much experience of working with a bereavement agency. This skillset and understanding has helped my work with supporting others who face this sadness. I have supported those in need gain an acceptance and understanding of their loss. All ages are affected by loss and talking through these feelings I can help you to move to a different level of grief without closing the door on your loved one.

I work with ages from 18 upwards. For young people, it may be you are struggling with self confidence, self esteem, social pressures or just what being a young person means for you in today’s confusing world. Trying to find your place in society when things ‘just don’t feel right’ can affect you greatly. Giving you the time and space away from friends and family, a listening ear that is just for you can be the solution you are searching for and helping you find your own answers. Working with positive unconditional regard at all times and accepting of all.

Times have changed for all now since Covid and working online has become quite the normal for a lot of people. I am happy to work online if you wish so it does not matter where you are, we can connect.

Working and supporting those who find themselves trying to deal with day to day stresses of life when they cannot understand what is causing the sleepless nights, the anxieties they are feeling. Together we will explore what your world is like for you and together we will find you the answers you are searching for.

Call me on 07961 027 386 or send an email to arrange an assessment to see how we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling- CPCAB Level L4
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies- CPCAB Level L3
  • Ascentis Certificate in Bereavement Studies- CRUSE Bereavement
  • Certificate in understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace-NCFE Cache Level 2
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Counsellor for a bereavement charity
  • Counsellor for addiction and domestic abuse charity
  • Experience in working with work based mental ill health issues 
  • I am a Co-Director of Cheshunt Counselling

Member organisations

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.


£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50-£60 for 50 minutes session

I am based in Cheshunt where I am a director of a non-profit Counselling agency that offers low cost counselling subject to income confirmation.

I offer mornings, afternoon & evening appointments on Tuesdays & Thursdays & Saturdays morning with easy free parking onsite.

I also offer telephone & f2f on Wednesdays from 2pm-5pm in Hunsdon, Ware

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I believe we all have a place in this world and how we chose to live it. I will work with you to support you as you move towards 'true self' you are searching for

Delemare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9SH

The Poppies, 4 High Street, Hunsdon, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8NH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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We offer free car parking on site

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