Herts Therapy

Uma Mays (Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP)

Herts Therapy


Welcome to Herts Therapy


Sometimes in life we may experience feelings we don't understand or can cope with in order to get through each day. We may have some awareness of the causes of these unbearable feelings but feeling stressed, anxious or depressed can be confusing and make us feel deeply unhappy.

There's no doubt that going to therapy has become more 'normal' in recent years. Countless people - me included - have found it helpful to share struggles in a confidential, safe environment. Nonetheless, choosing to begin therapy is still a big decision, especially at times when we may be feeling particularly vulnerable.


Some reasons why people may seek counselling are:

..Low Mood/Depression     ..Anxiety       ..Stress        ..Trauma      ..Addiction    

..Eating disorders     ..Anger management    ..Panic attacks    ..Breavement    

..Relationship problems    ..Fertillty problems     ..Self harm    

..Sexuality or Identity    ..Child abuse     ..Domestic violence


Uma Mays


I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist and counsellor. I have been in practice for many years and hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling as well as a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I also have a Univeristy Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire.

Before training to be counsellor I had a career in Software Development and Project Management mainly in the Mobile Telecoms Industry for over 25 years. My previous qualifications include BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Software Engineering with Project Management.

Getting Started

If you feel therapy would be helpful for you at this time in your life, we can start with an assessment session of upto one and half hours during which you can think about whether you feel safe and can work with me and I will also think about if I am the right counsellor for you.

At the end of the assessment we can discuss how we move forward.



Sessions are 50 minutes long at the same time each week which we mutually agree in our assessment session



Individuals £45 - £60

Couples £75

Fee can be negotialted for student counsellors and low income clients.



To provide counselling fairly and efficiently, I need to charge the full fee for appointments missed or cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, apart from in exceptional circumstances.


Contact & Location


To make an appointment or to talk before you decide:


Telephone:    07802 334000

Email:            umamays1@gmail.com

Address:        53 Bradgate

                      Cuffley, Potters Bar

                      Herts, EN6 4RP

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