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Emotions Heal when they are heard and validated


Watford Women's Centre is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all women in our community. As part of this commitment we provide low cost counselling for women over the age of 18 and a space where you can talk to specialist female therapists in a safe and supportive environment. We can offer you weekly counselling for up to 1 year or short-term focused counselling.


Why counselling?


All women experience difficulties at some points in their lives and can feel overwhelmed, challenged and alone. Talking to a counsellor can help you to; see things more clearly, help you to cope differently with situations, or support you through a period of crisis. Perhaps you need help to make difficult choices and changes or look at destructive patterns.


You can explore many issues with your counsellor such as: depression - anxiety -relationship difficulties, past or present abuse, substance misuse and bereavement.


How much does it cost?


We offer a good quality low-cost counselling service for women at affordable fees that are much lower than private counselling. Your initial assessment meeting is £15 and counselling sessions are based on ability to pay, and will cost £15-35 per weekly session, as this helps us maintain our vital service for all women who need it, and there are some ringfenced places for women with no access to income and benefits. Payments are to be made online, in advance.


Our service is staffed by both qualified and experienced therapists and trainees who are working towards British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registration


I am interested what do I do now?


If you are interested in receiving counselling and a woman over 18 years of age, please call 01923 816229 to book a free initial 50-minute appointment with our assessment team who will introduce you to the service, discuss your needs and agree a schedule of sessions with you




We take confidentiality very seriously and ALL client information is treated in confidence. We do not disclose verbal or written information without your consent. The exception is when we would be legally compelled to do so, or when a member of the service believes the client is at serious risk of harm to themselves or others.


WWC's Counselling Offer


For more information about our counselling service offer, see the attached document:

The WWC Counselling Service Information

Is counselling RIGHT FOR ME?


If you are unsure if counselling is right for you, look at the offer and then contact us on 

01923 816 229


Volunteer Counsellor Placements

If you are a second year student, and are looking for a placement, please complete the Application Pack and email it to the Counselling Leads


Volunteer Policy


Download our Volunteer Policy