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Al Tyers

Therapy in Clerkenwell and St Albans

Hello, I'm Al. I am a qualified and experienced BACP--accredited counsellor. I work with people who are having difficulties like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship problems.

People come to therapy for different reasons. Perhaps a specific event like a bereavement or the ending of a relationship has left you feeling lost, or low. Or perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression, but it feels harder to put your finger on exactly why, and why now. It might be that everything going at the moment with work, family, home, money, relationships, social media, society and all the rest feels overwhelming.

I will listen to you in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive space and I will work with you to help you understand your feelings and make the changes you seek.

Here, you can find out more about how I can help you, the type of therapy I can offer you, and you can contact me.

I work in Clerkenwell, offering counselling and psychotherapy near Farringdon Station in London EC1 in consulting rooms that are convenient for people seeking counselling in Islington, The City, Barbican and Holborn. I also provide counselling to people who are looking to find a therapist in St Albans, AL1. My office there is a few minutes walk from St Albans City station.


If you have any questions about how we could work together, why not get in touch with me for a no-obligation conversation by phone or email?

Therapy gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, private and non-judgmental environment. Many of us have the same recurring worries, or relationships that cause us troubles in ways that feel familiar but we can't quite figure out how. By understanding more about yourself and your past, you can live a happier, more fulfilled life in the present. I believe that even when things are very tough and seem overwhelming, there is always hope.


I will listen, I will value you and what you say, and I will support you. Together, we will think about ways you can make the changes you are seeking.


Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. I offer long-term, open-ended therapy or short-term therapy depending on what is best for each individual person.

Starting therapy can feel daunting, especially if you've not done something like this before. So why not take a small first step? You can phone me or email me for a confidential, no-obligation chat, I can explain about how we can work together, you can ask me any questions and we'll take it from there.


How I work

In your sessions, we will talk about what is going on right now in your life, how that might connect to past events or relationships, and we might notice something that’s happening in the present moment in the room and how it may relate to your life in general.

I will give you a safe, confidential and supportive environment to explore your feelings without judgement or prejudice.


I charge £70 per 50-minute session. I am able to offer a limited number of lower-fee appointments each week for people who are in financial hardship. These are generally offered during daytimes and/or online.

Once you make contact, we will book an initial consultation. In this, we will think together about what has brought you to counselling, gather any relevant background information, and establish together if I am the right person to help you. If you wish to go ahead, we will then meet for regular 50-minute sessions.

Covid-19 update: I am offering in-person therapy from my consulting room in Clerkenwell, near Exmouth Market and Farringdon Station, and from my practice in St Albans in Hertfordshire. Covid precautions are taken in both locations. Online sessions are also available.

I have experience of working with life issues including:

  • anxiety

  • depression and low mood

  • relationship difficulties

  • low self-esteem

  • issues around intimacy

  • feelings about masculinity

  • trauma

  • family issues

  • anger

  • shame and guilt

  • loss and bereavement

  • abusive relationships

  • workplace stress

  • sexual identity

  • fertility issues

I am a registered and accredited member (MBACP Accred) of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP) and I abide by its ethical principles.

Accredited membership (MBACP Accred) is an additional quality standard for experienced practitioners. It indicates that a counsellor has demonstrated to their professional body that they are a practitioner who has achieved high standards of knowledge, experience and development.

I am registered as a psychodynamic counsellor with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London.

I have a Diploma in Psychopathology from Confer, in London.

From the Association for Psychological Therapies, I have a CBT certificate level 2.

My training was in the psychodynamic/psychoanalytic tradition. Although I am not primarily a CBT practitioner I sometimes use techniques or thinking from that modality if it feels relevant to the individual client.

How I work

Contact Me

You can call or text me on 07961 601275


Please leave a message including a convenient time to call you back, and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

You can email me:

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Clerkenwell and Islington: I work from a consulting room near Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, a few minutes walk from Farringdon Station in London EC1.

The address is: 9 Coldbath Square, Farringdon, London EC1R 5HL.

This is a one minute walk from Farringdon Road and Rosebery Avenue: buses 19, 38, 63 and 341. Also nearby is Farringdon Station, on the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, and National Rail services. Angel Northern Line Station, King's Cross and Chancery Lane are all within walking distance.

The consulting room is comfortable, private and peaceful and is located in a quiet square.

Al Tyers Therapy counselling room in Clerkenwell London EC1

St Albans: I work from rooms in the centre of St Albans, a short walk from St Albans City station.

The address is: St Albans Rooms, 21 Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JJ.

This is about half a mile from St Albans City Station. The Maltings Car Park and the Civic Centre Car Park are close by.

Al Tyers Therapy counselling room in St Albans

Clients say...

Long-term client, female, 30s

"Al listened to me. That was what I really needed at the time. He didn't rush me or tell me what to do or how to think. He just listened and let me talk. It might not sound like much but it was for me. Gradually I was able to think about my problems differently and get out of a stressful work situation I had felt trapped in."

Long-term client, male, 50s

"I was feeling very lost and disconnected from my family and I started therapy as a last resort. Having a space to talk each week gave me a chance to reconnect with myself and, although it was often painful, to explore things that had happened to me in childhood and how I have been carrying them with me."

Short-term client, female, 40s

"I saw Al for 12 sessions when I was struggling to get over the death of a relative last year. Although there was other stuff going on for me as well, Al and I decided together to keep our focus on that main issue, my grief. The sessions helped me talk about my feelings, not just the sadness but the happy memories as well. I feel like that person's life and how much I miss them are things I can think about now without being so overwhelmed."


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Contact Me

You can call or text me on 07961 601275


If I cannot pick up the phone, please leave a message and suggest a time that I can call you back.

You can email me:

Or you can fill in the form above.


All three of these methods are private and information on them is not accessible by anyone other than myself.

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