- Tel: 07483 831831 - St Albans, Hertfordshire

St Albans Counselling Psychology

Dr Paul Owain Cavanah CPsychol

Dr Paul Owain Cavanah CPsychol

Therapist in St Albans, Herts

Welcome to my website. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society in the Division of Counselling Psychology. Over the last eleven years, I have worked with a broad range of clients, including GP and self referrals in a variety of organisations and in independent practice.

I can provide you with a safe and creative space where we can identify and work on what is worrying or disturbing you, so as to help you to develop the emotional resilience and inner resources to bring about change in your life.

Professional Memberships

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society – Membership number 188794

HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist – Registration number PYL29703.

Member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).

Member of BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP)


BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st Class).

Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

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How change can be effected

My work is informed by the ‘third wave’ of behavioural therapy. Drawing from the practice of mindfulness, I help clients to develop the inner resources to stay with and understand (rather than disconnect from) difficult emotions, so that they can begin to make changes in their lives.

I offer initial consultations at a reduced rate of forty pounds.

It is important that you choose a therapist who feels ‘right’ for you. The initial consultation will be a chance to meet me and ask questions, as well as to discuss what is troubling you. Talking about your worries and difficulties will sometimes mean that you feel anxious and awkward, and this is completely understandable and human. I will structure the session in a way that responds to your needs. We may agree some exercises to try at home and report back on.

There is no obligation to continue to have therapy after attending the initial consultation.


Monday to Friday 7am to 9pm
Saturday 8am to 12pm

£40 for an initial 50 minute consultation.

£60-90 per 50 minute therapy session.

I also offer a small number of lower fee places for those on more limited incomes - please feel free to contact me about these.

I only charge for cancelled sessions when less than 48 hours notice has been provided.

I work from quiet and confidential consulting rooms within walking distance of St Albans City Station.

My counselling psychology practice is within easy reach of Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Radlett, Stevenage, Watford, Welwyn Garden City and other places in Hertfordshire.

I am registered as a Practitioner Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, which is the regulatory body for Counselling Psychologists in the United Kingdom. I am also registered as Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society in the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am subject to the ethical requirements and standards of both organisations.

You can email or call me on 07483 831831.