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NICKI RAFFO  counselling

BACP registered counsellor and
couples therapist working with 
adults and young in
 St. Albans
and surrounding areas.

Comfortable private therapy rooms in the centre of St Albans.
Online sessions also available.


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Meet Nicki


Counselling can help when we feel stuck, lost or overwhelmed and can’t find a way to make sense of those difficult feelings on our own.

I provide a safe, confidential counselling space to adults and young people who may be struggling with a range of issues.
I am also a Relate-trained therapist working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship.

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I work with people who may be dealing with issues of anxiety, sadness, stress, anger or loss.


I will provide a safe, confidential space and work with you to help you make sense of what’s going on in your life.


We can unravel experiences and relationships from the past that have impacted you and help you untap resources within yourself to enable you to move forward.


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This time of life brings so many challenges: academic stress, family or friendship issues, self esteem and body image...


Speaking to someone who isn’t a friend or family member can help you to see a problem from a different perspective, without judgement or bias.


We can find the tools to strengthen your resilience and confidence.


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All relationships can hit bumps in the road at some point during
our lives.


If you and your partner are experiencing difficulties, it can be useful to have a fresh pair of eyes on the situation.


I can support you to find ways to improve communication and manage conflict, and to help you build a stronger, more resilient relationship than ever.

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I always place the client's needs at the centre of the work. As an integrative counsellor I draw on different skills and approaches which best suit each of my clients,

I offer short-term work (6-8 weeks), including cognitive therapy,  if you are struggling with something happening in your life right now which is stopping you from functioning day-to-day. If you need to explore events and experiences from the past in much more depth, our work together would be longer-term.

An initial meeting can help us establish how best we could work together. If this is your first experience of counselling you may be feeling apprehensive: feel free to contact me with any questions, whether or not I am the right counsellor for you I can help you to understand how therapy works and what you can expect.



  • Level 6 Certificate Couples and Family Therapy - Institute of Family Therapy

  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (integrative) - CPCAB

  • Level 3 Certificate Counselling Studies - CPCAB

  • Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills - CPCAB

  • Working with secondary aged children - Place2Be

  • Regular CPD for risk assessment, safeguarding



Experience and Professional Membership

Alongside private work, I have extensive experience working in the charity sector - within schools for Place2be, in a local bereavement counselling service, for mental health charity Mind, and as a couples therapist for Relate.

I have worked as part of a team of counsellors at a charity in north London which offers affordable counselling for local adults and young people, and I work for their CAMHS-funded outreach service providing short term counselling for 13-19 year olds.

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As a registered member of the BACP, I work within their ethical framework in order to ensure the best practice to all my clients. I attend regular supervision and CPD training. 

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Individual session - 50 minutes                 £55

Couples session - 50 minutes         from  £70

Payable by cash, payment card or bank transfer

Thank you Nicki for all your wise words and patience. It truly has been a life-changing, positive experience

Adult client, March 2020

I have learnt so much about myself through counselling, which will help me in my future

Teenage client, February 2020

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