Water Lane Cottage for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Water Lane Cottage for Counselling & Psychotherapy

12 Water Lane Cottage
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 2JZ


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About us

Water Lane Cottage for Counselling and Psychotherapy is situated in the heart of Bishop’s Stortford, with the town’s main car parks and access to public transport just a short walk away. At Water Lane Cottage we recognize and respect the unique physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions of each individual.

We offer therapy to adults, couples, children and young people, following an initial assessment which allows both the client(s) and therapist an opportunity to assess how they would feel about working together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Christine Usher is the co-founder of Water Lane Cottage with Steve Grant as one of the partners.

Christine Usher
has a post graduate diploma in integrative counselling and is BACP accredited. She also has over 26 years experience of working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups both in primary care and privately.

Steve Grant is an Integrative Psychotherapist with experience working with individuals within Waterlane Cottage for many years.

We are able to help with:

Anxiety, fear, panic and phobias
Bereavement and loss either present or past
Child behaviour and emotional difficulties
Depression, low mood or intense sadness
Eating disorders
Health problems
Relationship difficulties be it couple, family or professional
Life changes or anything else which may be causing a person to feel unhappy, however large or small.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

* 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 have a qualified counsellor who uses British sign language for those who area deaf or hard of hearing.


Counselling at £15 asession is available for those who receive financial assistance, we also have a £25 low cost option which is available for everyone. We would advise weekly sessions for a minimum of 6 weeks with the potential to continue for as long as necessary, so it is important to consider how much you can afford moving forward.

We also have £35 to £75 options whichis provided by counsellors working towards accreditation, and those who are experienced, qualified counsellors.These fees can be negotiated upon contact.

We provide counselling for couples, individuals, young people and children.

Further information

All our counsellors work within the guidelines, code of ethics and professional practice standards set out by the British association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP)

Our fees pay for our continuing professional development, supervision of our professional practice (a mandatory requirement) and our our registration/membership fees with the above organisation.

Sessions are usually held weekly and last for 50 minutes. The dates and times of these sessions can be negotiated with your counsellor.

Maps & Directions

Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2JZ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Italian


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


We are available 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme