About Me

About Me

I'm Lizandra Leigertwood, the face behind New Frame Counselling & Psychotherapy in the lovely picturesque city of St Albans, Hertfordshire.

I can help you to feel better and more confident about yourself and your relationships.  

People choose to come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. That feeling of being overwhelmed, feeling stuck, lack of sleep, becoming irritable with family and friends, heightened anxiety, difficulty in relationships. These are all areas where counselling and psychotherapy can really help you to understand yourself better, to relieve some of those anxieties and begin to work through what it is that you really want.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy services to adults over the age of eighteen who live and work in and around the areas of St Albans, Hertfordshire from my modern and confidential private practice therapy room. I see both individuals and couples who are going through a difficult phase and would would like to improve how they feel about themselves or want to improve their relationships with better communication and a stronger connection.

I am trained to Master’s level from the University of Roehampton and began my training in 2008 with an advanced diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy.

I have worked for a number of charitable organisations within the mental health and educational sector as a counsellor and psychotherapist with young people and adults. My experience includes helping people to find better ways of coping with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, addiction, personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My varied roles have allowed me to work with a variety of ages with vast cultural beliefs and backgrounds.

In addition to private practice, I am a freelance counsellor and psychotherapist at a Hertfordshire based counselling service where I continue my work with individuals and couples for issues around depression, anxiety, trauma and more.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), which means I abide to their strict code of ethics and practice.

I'm a great believer in the process of change and supporting my clients in recognising their full potential. I'm committed and passionate about empowering others’ to live authentically, which is reflected in my work with my clients and continual professional development.

I live and work in the Hertfordshire area with my husband and two children.

You can contact me today and arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation to see how counselling can help you.

Registered counsellor Lizandra Leigertwood New Frame Therapy

Lizandra Leigertwood


  • Masters’ Degree from the University of Roehampton in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • I am a registered member of the BACP and an accredited member of NCS. I have full liability insurance.
  • I also partake in continual professional development to further my development such as safeguarding workshops, working with anxiety and more.

Got a question? Send me a message… I’d love to hear from you!