Psychologist in Hertfordshire

I’m Dr. Maria Tucknott, a Clinical Psychologist offering talking therapy & counselling in Hertford

I provide high quality psychological assessment and talking therapy to adults (aged 18+) suffering from depression, anxiety and trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) as well as a range of other problems.

Within my therapy sessions, I offer a confidential space to explore your difficulties & make sense of them so that you can get better and stay better for longer, learn new skills and begin to make changes in the areas that are important to you.

I have two dedicated consulting rooms in Hertford for face to face therapy appointments. We also offer online therapy sessions across the UK. Contact me to book an appointment.

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Clinical psychologist in Hertford Dr Maria Tucknott

Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist Hertford

My Background

Clinical psychologist in Hertford Dr Maria Tucknott with patient

I work privately as a HCPC Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, offering therapy in Hertford, and online.

I am registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) and have over 16 years’ experience working in the National Health Service (NHS). I have also pursued further training in EMDR and this includes attachment focused EMDR.

I use evidence based therapies in a bespoke and collaborative way in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you. These include Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Clinical psychologist in Hertford Dr Maria Tucknott with patient
My process

How does therapy work?


Free 15 Minute Consultation

Deciding to get help can feel daunting. With this in mind, I offer an optional 15 minute online video consultation so that we can explore whether an assessment would be helpful. There is no obligation to book a follow-up appointment after this consultation.


Initial Therapy Assessment

During your therapy assessment in Hertford, we will explore your difficulties in more depth, set some goals, and determine which therapy approach is most likely to help you.

On the rare occasion where I feel I am not the right therapist for you, I will signpost you to someone who may be a better fit for your needs.


Talking Therapy

My approach to counselling in Hertford is always bespoke and collaborative, with 50 minute sessions occurring on a weekly basis where possible.

The duration of therapy will depend on you and your specific goals, but typically ranges from 6 – 40 sessions.

Private Therapy in Hertfordshire

Counselling Services

I use a range of therapeutic approaches guided by the evidence base and tend to use them integratively (combining elements from more than one model) because we are all different and there is no “one size fits all”. The approach I take will be personalised to you and what you want to get out of your sessions with me.

My main therapeutic approaches are Eye Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Complex PTSD
Birth Trauma
Social Anxiety
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Low Self Esteem
Grief and Bereavement
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