Relationship Counselling in Harpenden and St. Albans
I am currently working with clients online (Zoom) or by telephone.
Relationships are not always easy. Are you looking for someone to talk to in confidence? I am a Relate trained counsellor specialising in relationship counselling. I also work with a range of other issues including anxiety and stress. Based in Harpenden (AL5) and St. Albans (AL1), I offer couple and individual counselling. My aim when working with you is to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on safety, respect and empathy. My intention is to help you explore your current position and move forwards towards a stronger sense of personal well-being and more fulfilling relationships.
Relationships come in many forms: partnerships, marriages, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friendships ......... I work with couples and individuals who are experiencing difficulties with a broad range of issues which include: anxiety, depression, communication, repetitive rows, affairs and betrayals, parenting and step-parenting concerns, stress, work / financial pressures, separation / divorce and other major life changes (eg. having a baby, menopause, retirement, bereavement). I have a background in psychology and education and have a special interest in Asperger relationships. I base my counselling on an integrative approach tailored to meet your needs. My clients typically come from local towns such as St. Albans, Luton and Dunstable, as well as from Harpenden and surrounding villages. If you would like to discuss how counselling might help you then do please get in touch by email, text or phone.
My location and availability
My counselling practice is based in central Harpenden (AL5). I normally see clients in a private consulting room which is within easy walking distance of the station and has nearby parking facilities. Harpenden is easily accessible from nearby towns including St. Albans, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn and local villages such as Redbourn and Wheathampstead. In the current situation I am working with clients via the internet or phone. I can offer flexible daytime and evenings appointments by negotiation.
Individuals £55 per session, couples £65 per session. I accept payment by bank tranfer and will provide you with a receipt. Sessions last for 50 minutes. The first counselling session will be introductory, enabling you to see whether you feel comfortable with me as your counsellor, share what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality and jointly assess whether ongoing counselling could benefit you. Further details are available on my 'About Counselling' page.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by its ethical code of practice. I attend regular training events to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up to date. I have professional insurance and supervision to support my practice. I am registered with the ICO in accordance with the requirements of current data protection legislation (GDPR). I have a current DBS Enhanced Certificate.
'Thank you to Liz, our excellent counsellor, who took us on a journey very appropriate to our needs. She has helped us change our lives and we are very grateful.' (couples clients, St. Albans).
'I found it very helpful being able to talk to Liz about my relationship concerns as she was impartial and did not make me feel I was being disloyal. The quality of the counselling I received was excellent.' (individual client, Harpenden).
'I found it helpful that Liz asked probing questions and also gave suggestions for strategies to try outside of sessions.' (couples clients, Harpenden).
'Liz made us both feel comfortable and created an open and honest platform for us to discuss various sensitive matters. We are extremely grateful and would wholeheartedly recommend Liz's counselling service to anyone going through a tough time.' (couples clients, Luton)