An expert team offering

  a wide range of therapies

Our Team

 

LCC was established in 2011 with the aim of bringing a high quality, accessible counselling service to local communities in Herts, Beds and North London. We provide therapy for all psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety and bereavement for adultschildren and teenagers. We also have a specialised sex and relationship therapy team who work with concerns with sexual function and behaviour and with the challenges of relationships.

Having started with our Letchworth based service, LCC now also has therapists working in St. Albans, with lower cost therapy options available in both locations.

LCC is founded on strong ethical principles and professional standards. We have brought together a team of highly qualified therapists who all work to LCC’s exacting standards, ensuring that everyone who uses our service is safely and appropriately supported. Every LCC therapist is fully insured, DBS checked, holds professional body membership and undertakes regular supervision and continuous professional development.

LCC’s specialist sex and relationship therapy team have all completed a two year post graduate course in sex and relationship therapy, in addition to their core counselling or nursing training, and have met the stringent criteria set by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, (COSRT). If you have a sex or relationship concern and private therapy is beyond your budget, LCC can offer you 6 free sessions via our sister company CPS‘s NHS psychosexual psychotherapy contract. Contact your GP for a referral. CPS also offer open-ended Low Cost Psychosexual Therapy starting from £15 per session, and you can self-refer for this service.

LCC’s Director Krystal Woodbridge holds a national position with COSRT, which places her at the cutting edge of decision making in this speciality.

LCC also offers an excellent placement opportunity for clinical trainees in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology.

So, whether you require general counselling, sex and relationship therapy, family, child or teenager therapy, you can be confident that you are putting yourself in the best possible hands, knowing that you will be treated with respect, warmth, compassion and empathy by therapists who are appropriately qualified to help you.

Our Practice Manager, Kathy Freeman, personally and confidentially handles all enquiries to LCC.

If you are reading this page and need help or advice, then do call her on 01462674671 or email hello@localcounsellingcentre.co.uk ….help is only a call away.

Krystal Freya Munn – Director

Krystal Woodbridge is a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. As an Accredited Member and Registered Supervisor of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists…

Kathy Freeman – Practice Manager

Kathy spent her early professional life in mental health as an NHS administrator at Fairfield Hospital. For the past 15 years she has been working with the NHS and private health sectors as a PA…

Julie Sale – External Clinical Advisor

Julie is LCC’s External Clinical Advisor. Julie is a UKCP Registered and Accredited general psychotherapist, COSRT Senior Accredited Sex and Relationship Therapist and COSRT Accredited Clinical Supervisor. Julie currently represents COSRT on the national Coalition Against Conversion…

Lorraine McGinlay – Internal Clinical Placement Supervisor

Lorraine McGinlay is an Accredited member of BACP and COSRT and one of LCC’s Internal Clinical Supervisors, providing supervision for Trainee Therapists who are undertaking their clinical placement with LCC…

Julia Cooke – Internal Clinical Placement Supervisor

Julia is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor and a registered member of BACP. She is also one of LCC’s Internal Supervisors, providing supervision for our trainee therapists who are on placement with LCC.

Gill Titmuss – Internal Clinical Placement Supervisor

Gill is a Psychodynamic Counsellor with 15 years experience. She is also one of LCC’s Internal Clinical Supervisors, providing supervision to Trainee Therapists who are undertaking their clinical placements…

Verity Lewis

Verity is a qualified Therapeutic Coach and Human Givens Psychotherapist. Verity uses a variety of different coaching and therapy models to offer brief, solution-focused therapy.

Kirstie McEwan

Kirstie is a registered member of BACP. She is a former trustee of COSRT. She previously represented COSRT on the national Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy group…

Sally O’Keefe

Sally’s qualifications include the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, Post Graduate Certificate in Emotional Education, a Higher Certificate in Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counselling…

Leanne Woo

Leanne Woo is a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and is a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). She works with both individuals and couples…

Lauren Street

Lauren is a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor also specialising in CBT/REBT. She is able to use a variety of therapeutic models in order to tailor her approach to what best suits your…

Raj Gill

Raj is a registered member of the BACP.  She is a qualified integrative counsellor with a Foundation Degree in Counselling and a MSc in Counselling Children and Young People. By using a foundation…

Dawn Webb

Dawn Webb is an Integrative Counsellor qualified to Level 5 and specialises in working with Trauma.  Dawn also works with people with a range of issues including bereavement, grief and loss.

Andrew Noon

Andrew Noon is an Integrative Relational Counsellor and a member of BACP. He qualified with a postgraduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling.

Jane Kosmin

Jane is a qualified Counsellor, holds a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. She offers her clients an empathic, confidential space to explore their worries and concerns.

Becky Crepsley-Fox

Becky is a qualified Sex and Relationship Therapist and has training in the Contemporary Psychotherapy model. She is an experienced yoga teacher and knows the benefit of integrating both body and mind…

Dawn Wilson

Dawn is a qualified counsellor with a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a member of the BACP, working within their Ethical Framework She works with an integrative approach which includes….

Clint Sentance

Clint is a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapist as well as a qualified Person-Centred (Humanistic) General Psychotherapist and Counsellor, with over 15 years of experience working in both Mental Health and alongside the LGBTQI+ community.

Magda Piesiewicz

Magda is a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist with an MSc in Psychology. Magda studied Psychotherapy at Regent’s University and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sexology at the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (CICS) in Cambridge. Magda also holds the Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour with CICS.

Hilary Belcher

Hilary is a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and is a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). She works with both individuals and couples. Hilary is also a psychologist, an NLP practitioner and has 20+ years’ experience of working in mental health. In the last 7 years she has concentrated on working with people whose sex lives are affected by their health and or medical treatment.

Christine Robinson

Christine is a qualified person-centred therapist with 9 years experience, and is registered with the BACP. She has experience of working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and borderline personality disorder to name a few mental health issues. For the last 8 years she has been working mainly to help people process childhood sexual abuse and has worked with clients from 14 years and upwards. Christine has worked with adult survivors of rape and sexual violence as well as domestic violence. She has a passion for working in this speciality and feels in awe of survivors’ courage and resilience that shines through even when they do not sometimes see it for themselves. Christine’s journey has recently led her to undertake a Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviours (CSB) – qualification pending.

Richard Munn

Richard is a qualified Human Givens Psychotherapist, Accredited with the Human Givens Institute (HGI). Richard works in a practical way with clients to help them meet the needs and goals they have. The pace of the sessions is set in response to what the client needs, and methods used based on what the client requires at the time.

Whilst some therapies claim you need to “feel worse before you feel better”, the approach Richard uses emphasises the resources we have within ourselves to learn, grow and overcome what is holding us back.

Agatha Penney

Agatha is a qualified Integrative and Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist with MSc in Philosophy and Social Science and a University Certificate in Psychology. An accredited member of the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP), registered member of the College for Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), professional member of the Association of Neurolinguistic Programming (ANLP) and is one of LCC’S external supervisors working with psychotherapy trainees and qualified therapists.

Bima Loxley

Bima Loxley is Queer Sex and Relationship Therapist registered with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). As well as her therapy qualification she is also a trained Sex Educator, a Masters student in Relational Therapy and a Cruse Bereavement volunteer.

Charlotte Burgess

Charlotte is a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist registered with both the College of Sex and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Charlotte has a degree from Roehampton University in Therapeutic Psychology and alongside private practice works within multiple mental health services including psychiatric units with individuals detained under section 2 and 3 of the mental health act, forensic units with individuals detained under mental health section from the prison service and dementia care where individuals are under a deprivation of liberty safeguards.

Ottoline Hart

Ottoline is a qualified Human Givens Psychotherapist. Science and self compassion are at the heart of Ottoline’s approach. She utilises proven techniques to sew the seeds for positive change and nurture self-compassion.

She draws upon methods from diverse approaches, centred around the client’s needs, including cognitive, interpersonal, behavioural, humanistic, mindfulness and more to enable you to become healthy and confident in your own style.

Not sure where to start? Contact our friendly team for an informal chat
01462 674671