Counselling Services

Autumn 2013 025Our Counselling Service at the Letchworth Centre

As stresses of life increase, more and more people seek – and derive great benefit from – the opportunity to talk to someone who will provide support and listen to their presenting problems with objectivity, without judgement and in complete confidence.  Over the past 12 months, our counsellors provided a staggering 4,500 sessions; equivalent to 90 each week.

Our 28-strong counselling team includes skilled, experienced and highly qualified practitioners whose qualifications include:

  • Play Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Children’s and Young People’s Counselling
  • Couple’s Counselling
  • Family Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • NLP
  • Hypno-CBT

They work with issues which include:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Parent-child Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Recovery from Substance Misuse

The Art of Communicating in Relationships
Statistics show that more relationships than ever are breaking down, with the lack of meaningful communication identified as the biggest single causal factor.

This 4 to 6 week series of sessions is aimed at those who are about to marry or live together as well as those in long-term relationships where communication seems to have broken down.   They are conducted by skilled and experienced counsellors who are trained specifically in working with couples.

Mindfulness in Counselling
The benefits of Mindfulness can be explained by neuroscience research. Introducing it to your everyday life will enable you to start to make changes to the way you think and feel — with noticeable results.

Mindfulness can enhance the counselling process, increasing self-awareness in day- to-day interactions, stresses and anxieties.  In this way being mindful can assist self- regulation of moods, feelings and thoughts to enable beneficial changes to be made.

Low-Cost Service
Our Low-Cost Service is designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits.  It is largely staffed by trainee counsellors who are in their final years of study at a variety of universities and work under close supervision within the Service.  Some are already qualified and are working towards a Master’s Degree or accreditation.

The Referral Process
Deciding to see a counsellor is a huge step and trying to find the right professional for you can seem daunting.  Navigating through the minefield of different approaches, such as Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Adlerian, CBT etc. can be confusing.  At the Centre, we take time to understand your circumstances and what you are looking for so that we can match you with the counsellor who can best meet your individual needs.

The Service is an organisational member of the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP) and operates according to their guidelines.  All team members hold current DBS (CRB) checks, professional liability insurance, and are all individual members of a professional governing body.


Full-cost Service
£45 per session for individuals
£55 per session for couples
£65 per session for families

The Art of Communicating in Relationships
£35 for initial assessment
£55 per session for a course of 4-6 sessions

Our Counsellors

Our clinic hours are Monday to Friday 09.00 to 20.30 and Saturday 09.00 to 15.30.

Please call us on 01462 678804 or email

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