Treatment specialization includes:

  • Grief Counselling
  • Addiction Counselling
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Multicultural Marriages
  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Counselling Teenagers and Young Adults
  • Counselling in Polish Available


I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw upon a variety of different therapeutic techniques and concepts when working with clients. My core model is humanistic-existential which means that I aim to facilitate a supportive and collaborative relationship where exploration of my clients’ lives and experiences can occur.

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have particular experience in areas of addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, food); Trauma and PTSD; Personality Disorders; Bereavement; Anxiety and Panic Attacks; Relationship issues; Stress and work-related issues; Anger; Depression.

I offer a confidential, safe and trustworthy space where we can talk and make sense of your current struggles.

Through development of a therapeutic alliance and accepting relationship we could, together, explore your past formative experiences which may be impacting on your present day decisions and choices you make. We can explore your concerns and the ways that you form and maintain relationships with others.

Each session is 50 minutes long. There is no limit to how many sessions you can have. After an initial assessment and depending on the presenting issue, we agree a therapeutic contract in which we may decide upon a short term, limited number of sessions, or longer term and open-ended work.

My practice is set in comfortable and secure rooms in Watford Town Centre and Uxbridge with easy accessible entrance.
Experience and Training:
Counsellor in Private Practice - current
Counsellor in Phoenix Medical Clinic in Watford - current
Counsellor in Mind-TACS, Hayes - current
Bereavement Counsellor in Harrow Bereavement Care
Addiction Counsellor in CRI Hatfield
Diploma in Integrative Counselling-CPCAB.
Art Therapy and Wellbeing Foundation.
Somatic Trauma Therapy- training with Babette Rothschild.
Community Mental Health and Psychiatry, Level 4.
Understanding Substance Misuse-CPCAB.
In regular clinical supervision and ongoing professional training
BACP Registered Member FDAP Individual Member


I offer my clients space to explore areas of difficulty, understand themselves and their relationships better and make more informed life choices.

We can agree time-limited counselling, focusing on a specific area for an agreed number of sessions or longer term counselling.

I would be glad to meet with you for an initial session to discuss your needs and how counselling may be of benefit to you. Should you then wish to proceed with counselling we would agree on the number of sessions, and plan regular reviews to ensure we are working towards your desired outcomes.
I currently combine my private counselling practice with my work as a volunteer supporting young people and adults.

My work includes issues faced by adults and young people, disability, relationship issues, anger management, career issues, self-confidence, self-esteem and self-image, depression, anxiety, bereavement, grief & loss, trauma, post traumatic stress, sexuality,
addictions and many other kinds of emotional distress or suffering, that a person is no longer able to cope with by oneself.

Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
I am a qualified Integrative, but predominantly Person Centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy and I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Over the years I have undertaken a range of professional development training in order to enhance my practice, including substance misuse. I continue to attend regular training events. I am fully insured and receive ongoing supervision, which is a professional requirement and ensures my work is professional and carried out to a high standard.

Halina Sladetcheck

tel: 07840971599

Diane Bugeja
tel: 07535012287

How can therapy help me?

• Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
• Developing skills for improving your relationships
• Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
• Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
• Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
• Improving communications and listening skills
• Changing old behaviour patterns and developing new ones
• Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
• Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence