About the Counselling Service

Our respected "Let's Talk Counselling" service is available at all our Wellbeing Centres. Our  counselling  team  consists  of  experienced  and  trained  counsellors  who  use  a  client-centred  based  approach.  We  provide  a  supportive and confidential service and offer up to 10 counselling sessions.

You can refer yourself, or be referred by your GP or mental health specialist, a family member or a friend.  Many employers are very supportive of Counselling and you may wish to approach them to find out if they would be willing to help with the cost.

The counselling assessment is offered free of charge, as long as you are a Hertfordshire resident. The counselling appointments incur a charge per session. Our charges  range  from  between  £15  -  £40  per  counselling session and are calculated on a sliding scale, depending on income.  This will be discussed with you at your counselling assessment.

What counselling involves

A counsellor is not there to tell you what to do - instead they will encourage you to talk about what’s bothering you and help you to explore your feelings. The counsellor will help you to understand yourself as a person, how you deal with situations in your life and identify your specific ways of thinking. This will enable you to have a better understanding around your issues and to be aware of what choices you have. Having a different perspective on issues, can make them become more manageable. Your counsellor is there to support and encourage you through this process in a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental way.

Our confidential support includes, but is not limited, to the following areas:

  • Anxiety and panic
  • Managing depression
  • Coping with stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Emotional issues

How to contact us

To access the service you need to be 18 or over and living in Hertfordshire.

When you decide you would like to have counselling with us, you can self refer, or be referred by your GP or mental health specialist. We will then book a counselling assessment with you to discuss your needs and take an overview of your issues.

Please contact us on 02037 273600 to find out more about the service or refer yourself.

Alternatively, click on the link below to find out more about how to access our services and to download our referral form.

Accessing our services
Information leaflet