Nicola Richter, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Nicola Richter

ST. ALBANS AL1 English, German
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Nicola Richter, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Nicola Richter

ST. ALBANS AL1 English, German
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My Approach

My approach is interactive and tailored to your individual needs, assisting you to find your own answers and to make the choices you may wish to make. Trained in person-centred psychotherapy I have a humanistic outlook and believe in your uniqueness. Sessions are currently in person and on Skype.
You can attend whether you are vaccinated against COVID-19 or any other disease or not vaccinated against anything. You can smoke outside of the premises, inside I thank you for not smoking.
My commitment to the profession entails attending and presenting at conferences: Regarding the COVID I have presented at three international conferences on issues relating to: Covid-anxiety, Covid-depression, lockdown-depression, vaccine-anxiety, family discord due to opposing views on the current situation. My emphasis is upon supporting you in what is best promoting your psychological, physical and spiritual well-being.
Part of my ongoing passion is to support you holistically, meaning: in addition to exploring your mind and attending to your emotions, we may discuss what you could support your physical well-being - and how this affects your mental health. And if you wish we can go deep in spiritual explorations, assisting you with integrating some experiences you may have had, or making sense of a current life-situation from a perspective of your soul and spirit and your heart of hearts.

About Me

I offer to individuals and couples my confidential and fully insured service for your emotional, psychological and spiritual matters.

Highly qualified (Master Research achieved highest distinction) and very experienced - with over 25 years working in private practice, training others at Universities and Colleges, as well as presenting nationally and internationally at conferences (Australia, Belgium, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Netherlands, USA, internationally online). I published some papers, been an editorial reviewer and I am currently approved provider for several medical healthcare insurances (e.g. Aviva, Cigna, PruHealth, WPA).

I regard both of us to be responsible for the therapeutic process. My way of working is grounded in the therapeutic philosophies of humanistic person-centred and transpersonal psychology. In addition I am experienced in CBT and we may utilise insights from the cognitive-behavioural perspective should this be appropriate for your particular situation.

Above all:
I am human being and talk with you in a warm, sensitive and natural way. For me you are not a standard 'case', you are a unique person. I am here to help you, to access your own inner potential, to understand your life's lessons, to find your own answers and to experience deep contentment in living the life you know you could live.
Psychologist - Psychotherapist - Counsellor - Supervisor - Consultant

• Dipl.-Psych. - MSc - Masters in Psychology (specialised in: Clinical Psychology; Intervention Methods /Counselling Psychology; Educational Psychology);
• PGDipHE - Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education,
• MBACP (Senior Accredited) - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy,
• UKCP Registered - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy,
• Member MBPsS - British Psychological Society,
• Fellow FHEA - Higher Education Academy

• Member of the AHP - American Association for Humanistic Psychology
• Member ADPCA - Association for the Development of the Person Centered Approach
In addition to offering you my private practice services, I am also
• Aviva
• Axa
• Cigna
• Exeter Family Friendly
• Helix Health
• Vitality Health (formerly: PruHealth)
• WPA and WPA Protocol
- please ask for details about other insurances.
Please make sure you arrange with your insurance the referral details.

SUPERVISION for other Practitioners:
I am an experienced supervisor and offer clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists at all levels, beginners including trainees to fully established professionals. My supervisees have obtained e.g. BACP accreditation, HPC registration in their first attempt.
Further: I offer research supervision for Diploma, Bachelor and Masters courses and students. The majority of my Masters students (over 70%) have obtained distinctions for their research work.

Please feel free to call me on: (01727) 750088
or email me on:
or check out my website:

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Spiritual inquiry in our therapy sessions addresses topics such as: your spiritual path - e.g. Advaita Vedanta, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Krishnamurti, Muslim, Pagan, Sufi, ...; your meaning in life, your soul purpose; integration of psychic abilities such as premonitions, seeing auras, psychic protection; ...

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Humanistic Psychotherapist
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Couple Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Prescribed Drug Dependence
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Step Families
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Terminal Illness
  • Training
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Telephone Therapy


63 Doggetts Way

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Fee: Individuals: £80 per session. Couples: £85 per session. Supervision: £85 per session. Companies and Insurances please request details, thank you.

Concessions: I do not offer concessions.


I do not offer concessions.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Nicola Richter

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