A Safe Space to Receive Help and Feel Better

Welcome, my name is Nisa Farooq MBACP (Accredited)

I offer professional and confidential counselling to those living in Stevenage and the surrounding areas in Hertfordshire.

I am committed to creating a confidential, safe space, where you can be heard and understood. Whatever your feelings – whether pleasant or painful – they are welcome.

By exploring the depths of your thoughts and feelings, and allowing you to speak the unspoken, without judgement, true and lasting change becomes possible. 

While the therapeutic approaches I use vary, the relationship between us, is ultimately the key to therapeutic change. It is my hope that through working together, alongside you, counselling can help bring relief from emotional distress.

At this present time, I am pleased to offer counselling via telephone, FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom if required.

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I know that reaching out for therapy can feel daunting, but taking that first step is the most important part of getting to a better place.

How We Work Together

My role as a therapist is to provide a safe and supportive space through which you might better understand the difficulties you may be facing, how you feel and how you can move forward without feeling overwhelmed. ‘My aim is to help you explore what it is you are finding painful or hard, so that you can begin to feel empowered in relation to it.

Want some more information on how I work as a counsellor/therapist? Please look view my About My Practice page.

Initial Consultation

During our initial consultation session which lasts 60 minutes, you will have an opportunity to talk about what’s brought you to counselling and explore what support you may need from therapy. This is an opportunity to answer any questions that you may have. If you would like further sessions, we will agree on a weekly time that works for both of us.

We can work short or long-term depending on your needs and what brought you to seek counselling.

Pricing and Session Length

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £50.

Cancellation agreement: This cancellation agreement is to help make the most effective use of my time for all my clients.

  • If you cancel/rearrange your appointment with more than 48hrs notice there is no charge.
  • If you cancel within 24hrs, unfortunately the session is charged in full.

My Location

I am based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and currently work online. I offer sessions on Zoom from my home practice in a dedicated space that provides clients with a sense of privacy and peace.

Please see my About My Practice page for a lengthier breakdown of my approach as a counsellor.

What issues can I help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. I support clients presenting with:


Workplace stress

Bereavement and loss

Bereavement support

Low self-esteem

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Health related issues



Childhood abuse

Perfectionism traits

Relational trauma


For more details on how I can help with these problems, take a look at my Services page

Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07786921996 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

Frequently asked questions

Is therapy confidential?

Trust is an important part of the therapeutic journey. Your identity and the content of your sessions is kept strictly confidential, except for the purposes of supervision of my clinical practice. It is a requirement for BACP registration that all counsellors and psychotherapists have regular supervision in order to maintain best standards of practice. The contents of sessions will remain confidential, except when you tell me of your intent to act on thoughts of significant self-harm to yourself or to others, but I would speak to you first.

How many sessions do I need?

At the initial consultation, we will agree to meet once a week for 50-minute sessions at a specific time. I always recommend clients to have regular weekly session, as this allows us to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. I am also aware that it may not always be possible to have weekly sessions and I am happy to be flexible to meet your needs around your availability.

How long will it take?

This is a hard question to answer and depends on a client’s presenting circumstances.

Can I speak to you before my appointment?

Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy isn’t easy to do, especially if you haven’t gone to therapy before, so clients are always free to ask me any questions – either through email or over the phone – prior to making a commitment to further sessions. This is a no-obligation chat, free of charge. You are welcome to ask anything that comes to mind so you can better understand the process and make an informed decision about possibly moving forward with therapy.

How do I pay for sessions?

One-to-one therapy sessions: £50 (via Zoom video Call or Telephone).

Payment: Via bank transfer. Payment is made after the session.

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