Watford Women’s Centre is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of women in our community. As part of this commitment, we provide low-cost counselling for women over the age of 18. Your counselling is confidential. We can offer you weekly counselling for up to one year, or short-term focused counselling. All of our counsellors are women; most of them are on placement with us and are at an advanced stage of their training.
How can counselling help?
All women experience difficulties at some points in their lives and can feel overwhelmed, challenged or alone. Talking to a counsellor can help you to: see things more clearly; to cope differently with situations; or support you through a period of crisis. Perhaps you need help to make difficult choices , make changes, or look at unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
You can explore many issues with your counsellor, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, past or present abuse, substance misuse, and bereavement.
For counselling to be effective, it is important that you can commit to attending weekly.
How much does it cost?
We offer a good-quality, low-cost counselling service. Our fees are based on ability to pay and range from £15 to £35 per week.
How do I access the counselling service?
You will need phone to book an assessment. We charge £15 for an assessment. There is a high demand for our services so, at times, you may have to wait some weeks for an assessment. Once you have been assessed, we will try to match you with a counsellor as soon as possible. This will depend on our waiting list and your availability.
In some cases, the assessor may feel that our service is not the most appropriate for you. If this is the case, she will discuss alternatives. Our service is not suitable for anyone who has complex mental health needs, or whose needs could be met more fully through the statutory services (NHS), by a specialist agency or treatment centre.
All client information is treated in confidence. Your data is kept in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.