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About Us

You can relax in the knowledge that you are in safe hands with the team at 91C. Phillip Boddey is the motivator behind 91C. He started in his own private counselling practice 25 years ago working with clients across the country.

This practice based in Hitchin opened four years ago and has grown from strength to strength. It now has clients across Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas.  91C is an inclusive counselling practice that offers a wealth of different specialisms and expertise.

It is somewhere that is available to all regardless of class and social status and it is somewhere where clients can feel comfortable and safe to talk openly about any subject.


91C is committed to the wellbeing of each and every unique client regardless of race, class, religion, sexual orientation, social standing, political affiliation, age or gender.

"After counselling it was like a cloud had lifted and I could think clearly again. I can’t recommend talking therapy enough – it is just so good to talk."

"I first met with Philip during a very challenging period in my life. Over time and with Philip’s guidance I was able to reframe past events and come to understand both myself and my life experience in a positive light. Therapy is a voyage of discovery, and I thank Philip for his unwavering support and insight."

How can counselling help you?

Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that allows you to explore your feelings and emotions with a highly trained professional in a safe, confidential environment. This includes talking about confusing, painful or uncomfortable feelings or feelings of a sexual nature.

Your therapist will help you to see things more clearly, from a different point of view, with the aim of helping you to improve things. Therapy will encourage and challenge you to find answers that are right for your life.

Therapy will help you reflect on your experiences looking at past behavioural patterns, looking at relationships that evolved from childhood, and focusing on development in the here-and-now.

Who is Therapy aimed at?

Therapy is for people like you and I who have found they are going through difficult times. At certain times in our lives we may find we are unhappy, or things happen that interrupt our normal way of living which causes distress and anxiety.

91C offers assistance to young people, individuals, couples and families to identify the things that are troubling them and to find a way forward. This helps them to understand their feelings and encourage them to find their own solutions so that they can be better equipped to cope with the things life throws at them.

Individual counselling

Individual counselling focuses on the issues that are unique to you. Whether you are the Director of an international company or a person coping with an abusive partner, counselling enables you to talk openly through your issues with a caring and supportive, but uninvolved professional. This is particularly helpful to you if other sources of support, such as family or friends, are too close to be neutral or may be a part of the problem.

Couples counselling

Focusing on building relationships, improving communication, resolving conflict and repairing intimacy.


Families are a web of different relationships and structures that affects all of the members. We provide a therapeutic forum for families of any size to come and discuss any concerns or problems they are having.

Group sessions are also available.

Children and young people

Children and teenagers face many challenges; worries about family and friendships, loneliness, bullying and bereavement, or doubts about their gender, sexuality or self. This can be extremely difficult when they are still learning to manage their own feelings and emotions.

Types of Therapy and Counselling

There are different types of talking therapy, including counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, family therapy, couples therapy and group therapy.

The key areas that can be resolved through talking therapy include:

  • Abuse


    Abuse can range from neglect or over-controlling behaviour through to physical violence or sexual abuse. Counselling can help to rebuild self-esteem, control and break the cycle of abusive behaviour.
  • Addictions


    The reasons behind alcohol, drugs, eating, exercising, gambling, shopping, smoking and video game addictions can be realised and understood through professional counselling, helping people to control their habits.
  • Anger


    Feeling angry is a natural human response to certain life experiences, and it occurs particularly at times when we come under attack, feel deceived, insulted or frustrated. Anger management therapy is designed to help individuals learn how to control their anger more effectively and lessen the impact their anger problems are having on their lives.
  • Anxiety and depression

    Anxiety and depression

    Worries and feelings of sadness are surprisingly common in people of all ages. Counselling can help manage fears and build self-esteem to gain more positive control over lives.
  • Bereavement


    The loss of a loved one can have a marked effect on the ones left behind. Bereavement counselling helps to explore the mourning process, adjust to life without a loved one, and find constructive ways of remembering them.
  • Bullying


    Bullying is the use of force or threat and can take place in schools, work places, homes and neighbourhoods. Verbal, racial or physical harassment is often devastating to a person’s emotional wellbeing. Counselling can lift assertiveness and break the cycle.
  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Although eating disorders tend to be more common in certain age groups, it is not uncommon for eating disorders to affect people of any age. Even girls and boys as young as six can suffer from anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating. Body image, control issues and low self-esteem are some of the issues which cause eating disorders and can be modified through counselling.
  • Family relationship issues

    Family relationship issues

    From the break-up of parents or the introduction of a new step-family, to brothers and sisters that can’t stop fighting, family relationships can be tough. Through individual or group counselling, families can learn how to understand each other and moderate behaviour to get along.
  • Loneliness


    Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to isolation or a lack of companionship. People can be affected by loneliness at any time even though they may be in a marriage, in a relationship, with a families, a veteran or have a successful career. Therapy can help you recognise negative feelings and change thinking patterns.
  • Low self-esteem

    Low self-esteem

    Lack of self-worth, a low opinion of abilities and feelings of not deserving love or happiness is a common cause of other problems. In order to overcome low self-esteem it's necessary to break the cycle that keeps it going. Therapy or counselling can often help those suffering from low self-esteem and help develop a sense of self to ensure a more fulfilling life
  • Obsessive compulsive disorers (OCD)

    Obsessive compulsive disorers (OCD)

    Compulsive washing, checking, counting and other ritual behaviours are a physical way of managing obsessive thoughts – by carrying out the ritual, the ‘bad thing’ won’t happen. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps the sufferer to rationalise their thoughts by being exposed to emotional triggers in a gradual, structured manner, and seeing that the ritual is not needed.
  • Relationships


    It doesn't matter if you're married, living together, single, gay or straight - we're here to help you. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness and often brings people into therapy. Relationship Therapy offers a safe and confidential environment where individuals and couples can explore their relationship concerns with an experienced, professional therapist.
  • Stress


    Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure.Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. Therapy for stress, can help change negative thought patterns that develop as a result of stress, helping the person to find new ways of thinking about stressful events that may not have such a negative effect.
  • Sexuality and self

    Sexuality and self

    Counselling can help people make more informed decisions, to cope with anxieties about sex, sexulity and gender dysmorphia. Through counselling people can be empowered to lessen risk and keep themselves safe, giving them an opportunity to express and understand their feelings in a non-judgmental environment.
  • Trauma


    A shock, accident or sudden change in a life can spark changes in outlook and character. Counselling offers the opportunity for people who have suffered such a trauma to discuss and express their feelings, and understand how to work through them to regain a positive outlook.

Therapists & Specialisms

Philip Boddey MBACP (Accred) Counselling for Children and Teenagers:

Philip originally started his career specialising in being a counsellor and psychotherapist for children and teenagers. He has continued to develop and expand his knowledge and skill base and has trained in a wide range of disciplines. Philip offers counselling sessions on a one-to-one basis, or for families, couples, children or teenagers. He can help clients to manage:

  • Relationship breakdown
  • Gender issues
  • Childhood abuse
  • Life changes
  • Child behavioural difficulties
  • Family struggles


As a professional qualified counsellor, Philip works within Continual Professional Development (CPD) working within a number of differing agencies and styles.

Philip is a member of:

  • MBACP (Accred) Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Accredited)
  • UKRCP – United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists

Madison-Amy Webb

Sometimes during our lives we can experience anxiety, stress and depression.

Maybe life has become difficult and we can’t cope, or have lost our direction.

I work with individuals, offer couples counselling, and support people experiencing anxiety, depression and stress. In addition I also offer Anger Management and Transgender support.

My aim is always to provide a clear, open, supportive and ethical service to enable people to explore, understand, and manage their lives within an ever changing and difficult world. I have over 17 years of clinical experience

I work within the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP Ethical Framework.

Further Information is available on my web site

Lorraine Blackburn

Lorraine holds diplomas in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling with advanced accreditations and is a registered member of the National Counselling Society.

Naturally, everything discussed is in absolute confidence and treated with the utmost respect, in a safe and supportive space. Naturally, Lorraine does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation or background.

Lorraine's special interests are adult survivors or victims of toxic/narcissistic relationships who have experienced the exploitations of others, be it their family, friends, co-workers or love relationships.

She has a holistic approach to the many attending negative side effects of abusive relationships such as

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • C-PTSD (Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Mindfulness Training

Karen Boddey

Mindfulness is the cultivation of awareness of the present moment. It helps us to step out of autopilot and really reconnect with our lives as they unfold moment by moment. It can be used to help manage anxiety, low mood, procrastination, stress and anger. It can also help us deal with illness, pain management, and just getting older. Through mindfulness we may also develop greater self acceptance and compassion and understanding of others, improving all our relationships.

I offer a range of techniques learned and developed during many years of practice, including formal meditation and informal mindfulness practices, that can be adapted to your needs and lifestyle so that you can become more mindful in your daily life and experience the benefits of greater happiness and serenity.

Contact themes

If you are considering counselling for yourself or someone you care about, or if you are a referral agency and would like further information about 91c Counselling, please contact us in the following ways:


01462 441297 or 07928 091134

We are located in Hitchin. Convenience and transport information to go here?

Offices (by appointment only):

91c Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG5 1NQ