A warm welcome from

Hitchin Counselling and Psychology

Hertfordshire’s trusted source of psychotherapy and counselling.

Making the decision to take up therapy can be difficult and anxiety provoking, however it is important to realise that when you find a therapist you feel safe with, therapy can be a deeply rewarding and life enriching process, leading to lasting change.

Hitchin Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre is comprised of a group of highly qualified and experienced professionals who offer a wide-ranging and comprehensive therapeutic service. We are fully insured, CRB checked and affiliated to professional bodies which regulate and set out legal and ethical frameworks within which we work. Working from premises in central Hitchin, Hertfordshire, we provide high quality counselling, psychotherapy and psychological therapies.

What we offer

We work with adults and teenagers with a range of emotional and behaviour problems. We welcome patients from a range of different cultures, ethnicities and nationalities, and work with gender and sexual diversity in an affirmative manner.

Help for a wide range of issues

Our therapists

We recognise that taking the first step can be challenging. Choosing a therapist is an important decision, you need to find someone you feel comfortable with.

Rosemary Gillham

Rosemary Gillham

IPsychodynamic Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

I have worked as a counsellor within GP surgeries and in private practice for over 20 years, and offer long-term and short term work to couples and adults. I offer counselling for a full range of issues, but particularly specialise in depression, relationship issues and areas of loss and bereavement. I am UKCP registered and a fully accredited member of the BACP. I am also a registered provider with BUPA and other private health insurers.

Geoff Rose

Geoff Rose

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (BPC)

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist accredited with the British Psychoanalytic council. I have been working in the field of mental health since 2003 and am currently working as a counsellor in the NHS and also privately as part of a group of professionally qualified psychotherapists in Central London and Hertfordshire. I welcome patients from a range of different cultures, ethnicities and nationalities, and work with gender and sexual diversity in an affirmative manner.

Anna McNamee

Anne McNamee

(BSc, PhD, PgDip Pastoral Counselling, MA Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling)

I am a psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist and professional member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). My interest in mental health spans several years, and includes over 5 years working in a hospice from 2006 with patients and their families. I am also currently working in the voluntary sector in a local counselling service. In addition to loss and bereavement, I work with a wide range of other issues, offering long-term or shorter-term work, to people from diverse backgrounds.

Fiona Melvin

Fiona Melvin

BSc (HONS) Psychology, PGD Psychoanalytic Observational Studies (Tavistock), Clinical Qualification in Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

I have worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for over 14 years, in the NHS and in Private Practice. I have considerable experience working at an Adolescent psychiatric unit, in Social Services working with vulnerable families, and working therapeutically with primary school aged children within school settings. I work with a wide variety of presenting difficulties including emotional and behavioural problems, trauma, depression, anxiety, and social and family relationship difficulties, and with children and adolescents between 2 and 21 years of age.

Su Youngs

Su Youngs

Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapeutic Counsellor BSc Reflective Therapeutic Practice, Dip. TA Counselling

I am a qualified and experienced therapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and International Association for Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA). I have worked in Clinical Practice for over 10 years within different therapeutic settings around Hertfordshire and London. The work I carry out is with mixed agenda, race, sexuality and religion. I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety and depression, substance misuse and addiction, self-harm, relationship and family issues, stress and self-esteem, sexuality, emotional issues, and issues with self image. I offer long term and short-term work to adults and couples. I use Transactional Analysis (TA) as my main theoretical framework; however I integrate TA's humanistic philosophy with its deeper roots in Psychodynamic theory. I am also able to offer a Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach as a way of further supporting and enhancing my client work.

Who is who and what do they do?

Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist is a bit like a doctor who specialises in mental health. they are trained to look at mental health first and foremost from a medical and biological perspective. Psychiatrists will often focus on medical interventions such as the use of anti depressant tablets for the treatment of depression, as these tablets are designed to alter chemical and biological factors associated with the condition.

Psychologist

Psychology is the study of the way people think, behave and interact. A psychologist will be learned in the science of psychology and will use this knowledge to inform their practice and interventions. Some psychologists will work solely in the area of research, whereas others will work with individuals to treat mental health conditions using psychotherapeutic techniques.

Psychotherapist

Utilise talking therapies in order to treat a variety of conditions. A psychotherapist will be a person trained in a specific psychotherapeutic approach such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy or emdr amongst others.

Counsellor

A term often used interchangeably with psychotherapist.

Shrink

A colloquial term used for any of the professionals described above.

Contact us

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Or by phone on 01462 440 881

If you would like to contact us by phone, one of our team will be happy to assist you. Please leave a message on our answer machine, clearly stating your name, number and any preferred times for us to return your call.

All messages left on the machine are treated with the strictest confidentiality and we will do our utmost to return your call within 48 hours and at a time convenient for you.

Address

107 Bancroft
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1NB
United Kingdom

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