• Home
  • >Uma Mays - Counsellor (MBACP)

About me

As your counsellor, I will offer you a safe, confidential space for you to be heard with empathy and respect. Current problems may stir up buried feelings from your past which I will help you to explore and understand. Our time-limited or open-ended work will allow you to work through and make sense of your difficulties by becoming aware of your defences and reasons

I have experience working with a vast range of mental health issues, such as, anxiety, low moods, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, domestic violence, addiction, eating disorders which may be impacting your relationships and wellbeing. I have also worked with people presenting with personality disorders from teenagers, young adults, older adults and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • University Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Code of Proficiency
  • Working with Couples (Tavistock Relationships)

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Photos & videos


Individual 50-minute session is £45 to £65

Couples 50-minute session is £65 to £85

Discount for student counsellors and negotiation for low-income clients.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


We can discuss and agree suitable time for you at our first meeting. My practice location is located in Hertfordshire and accessible from London and Essex

Further information

10 minutes walk from Cuffley train station which is on the British rail line from Kings Cross, Moorgate, Liverpool Street

5 minutes from Brookmans Park, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Goffs Oak

10 minutes from junctions 23 and 24 of M25, and junction 2 of A1M.

10 minutes from Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Essendon, Barnet, Hadley Wood and Cockfosters.

Off-street on-site parking.  There is no disabled access to my consulting room.

Cuffley, Potters Bar

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Uma Mays - Counsellor (MBACP)

Uma Mays - Counsellor (MBACP)