Counselling is talking therapy where someone qualified can work with you for a short or long time depending on what you need, will listen to you and help you make changes or improve your wellbeing. Wellbeing is about being comfortable, healthy and happy.
Usually people choose to have therapy because they are having difficulties in their lives and feeling distressed. Sometimes even where people have the most helpful family and friends, they can find it hard to explain why they may be feeling anxious and/or depressed. Or it may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship problems with a person who isn’t a friend or family member.
We have both male and female counsellors who are all fully qualified. They all have at least a diploma and are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). They also are either accredited by the BACP or are working towards their accreditation. This means they work to the high standards set by the BACP.
If you live in North Essex you can access support via Therapy For You, website or call them on 01206 334001, you can self refer or be referred by your GP, they will decide the best plan for your treatment.
If you live in Mid Essex you can access support via Health in Mind, website or call them on 01376 308704, you can self refer or be referred by your GP, they will decide the best plan for your treatment.
Our Counselling Service is BACP accredited and adheres to the BACP ethical Framework.
Furthermore, all our counsellors are members of the BACP.
To find out more about the BACP’s Ethical Framework please visit this website at https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/