FAQs

question markWhat is Counselling?

Counselling provides a safe, non judgemental place to discuss issues whilst maintaining confidentiality and fostering a trusting relationship. It can facilitate insight and empowerment and provide a space to explore potential for change with an option to move forward.

Who is it for?

Our private counselling service is available to anyone aged over 13 years. We also have counsellors/mentors who will see both primary and secondary aged children at their school.

I’m interested, what happens next?

You can self refer or be referred (e.g. by your GP). Self referral generally requires an initial assessment. Click on Book an Appointment to find out more. Counselling sessions are normally on a weekly basis and sessions last for 50 minutes.  Internet Counselling can be provided for those who find this more convenient, contact us for more information.  The amount of sessions required will depend on individual circumstances, but if there is a referral from a Health Visitor or GP, it will be in the region of 6 to 12 sessions.

What is the cost?  

Our main venue is the Ludwick Family Club in Welwyn Garden City, where we have several counselling rooms. Our sliding scale service runs from here, starting from £10 per session rising to £40. We also have two free spaces available at any one time for those in receipt of JSA or similar for a maximum of 8 sessions. The cost for face-to-face counselling is generally around £35 an hour at our Hatfield venue and £40 an hour in St Albans.  Contact us for further information.

What issues do we work with?

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family issues
  • Life changes
  • Loss
  • Mid-life crisis
  • Online counselling
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self development
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Stress
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Work issues