Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in St Albans

  • A private practice of Chartered Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists with substantial NHS and private clinic experience
  • Professional Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to members of the public
  • Offering the latest, evidence-based therapeutic approaches

Counselling offers you the space to be heard.

Together with the counsellor/therapist you will be able to consider your issues in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The process enables you to: develop further insight, explore your thoughts and feelings openly and encourages you to challenge your self in order to make positive changes.

You can discuss your issues and your hopes for what can be achieved and with your therapist you will review these regularly. Counselling and CBT can help clients to deal with problems in a productive manner and to develop the skills to manage a stressful and changing life environment.

Enquiries and Appointments

We can arrange an initial consultation for you to discuss your issues and to see whether you may benefit from counselling/therapy.


Effective, evidence-based approaches

We offer the latest therapeutic approaches, which have a strong evidence base for effectiveness, and are recommended by NICE, the advisory body to the government.? As each person is unique we believe that a tailored approach is most helpful in meeting individual needs.? Our therapists are each trained in a number of approaches and work with you in assessing your goals and devising the therapy that will be most helpful to you.

Our approaches include (click on each item for a detailed description):

Just a note to thank you for all the help and encouragement you gave me during our sessions together. I really feel that I’ve moved from ‘I don’t think I can’ to ‘I’m sure I can’. The realisations that were uncovered were so unexpected and I feel a much stronger person now that I have a clearer idea of my own worth

Jocelyn (not real name)

Our Therapists

Miss Hari Shergill

BSc (Hons), PgDip, MBPsS, MBACP [Accred], Accredited Voluntary Register (024799) UKRCP Reg

Hari is an experienced counsellor/therapist, professionally trained in counselling and psychotherapy (PgDip) and accredited by the BACP. She gained my clinical experience in a variety of settings including charities, GP surgeries and primary care NHS services. She currently works as a private practitioner providing face to face counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples and work with ages 18+.

Dr Elizabeth (Libi) Deller

RN, RM, BSc (Hons), PhD, DPsych

Libi is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and has worked within the NHS for many years, in primary and secondary care, as well as at GP surgeries. She is currently working in a primary care service in Hertfordshire and at private clinics in St Albans and North London.

Miss Yael Leinman

BSc (Hons), MSc, Master Practitioner NLP, MBACP

As an experienced therapist both in the voluntary sector as well as in the NHS, Yael’s aim is to provide therapeutic intervention which is effective and meaningful to the client. She recommends that when entering therapy there is commitment involved for the process and desire to make a change in order for the therapy to be effective. At Hertfordshire Counselling and CBT service in St. Albans I provide 60 minutes sessions on Saturdays only.