Where and when?

I offer face-to-face sessions in comfortable and quiet therapy rooms in either Harpenden or St Albans. My Harpenden consulting room is located in a tranquil, discreet office building a short walk from Harpenden mainline railway station.  My St Albans practice is located in Wheathampstead Wellbeing Centre. Both practices have free parking available.

I also offer sessions online via Zoom or over the telephone.

Sessions are weekly, ideally at the same time and place each week.

Sessions can be open-ended or time-limited. Open-ended work is usually longer-term and provides the best opportunity for you to explore the roots of your difficulties and to move forward positively in your life. Time-limited work can be effective in focussing on a specific issue.

We can discuss which of these options might be right for you in the initial consultation.


All sessions except for the initial consultation last for 50 minutes and cost £65.

Initial consultation

If you decide to contact me, we would arrange a free initial no obligation consultation. This can take place either in person, on Zoom or on the telephone. 

This takes about an hour and provides an opportunity for you to tell me what has brought you to counselling, to raise any questions and to determine if the service I provide is the right option for you.

We would talk about practicalities, such as confidentiality, when to meet and whether open-ended or time-limited therapy may be more suitable for you.

It would also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the process and to experience how it might feel to work together.

Following this meeting, if we both feel that the service I provide is suitable for you, we would arrange a mutually convenient time to meet regularly at the same time each week.



Helene Clarke Counsellor Hertfordshire