Sylvia Young

Sylvia Young


01245 225534 / 07850 192659

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01245 225534 / 07850 192659

About me

I trained as a counsellor 25+ years ago after being a health care professional for 40 years.
I offer marriage / relationship counselling face to face, both one to one and couples. I also see young people and parents of young children / teenagers with difficulties as well as those who have experienced a bereavement. I offer an initial free, very brief meeting so that you can decide if I am the right person to work with you and I explain what kind of counselling I can offer. If I can not help, then we can discuss other options.

I am willing to make home visits for couple/ family counselling, locally ( Chelmsford area )should parents of young children not be able to arrange baby sitters.

I am available some evenings and weekends, as well as some occasional weekday periods.

I have had my own therapy for over 20 years and I could not imagine what my life would have been like had I not done this amazing work. Investigating our own life gives insight to others, beyond belief, and enriches the lives of those around us.

I have had a very privileged job for over 25 years.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a diagnostic radiographer over 40 years ago and this has been largely my core profession. I have worked as a social worker in an acute hospital and also in the community with vulnerable families.

I currently work as a counsellor in an acute hospital setting with people who are experiencing a serious illness such as cancer. I also offer counselling to  family members who are affected by the trauma of illness including children and young people.

I have worked with those who are HIV positive and those who have been diagnosed with AIDS including their families and I am very experienced with those who have been bereaved.

I see people who have low self esteem and those who have been abused.

I also have experience of working with people who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

I am particualarly interested in relationship work and how early relationships affect our adult lives.

I belong to the BACP Register

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health matters, parent / child relationships and couples/ adult relationships

Palliative care experience

Understanding death and suicide and long term effects on children and adults


£35 per counselling hour and slightly more for home visits

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Evenings and some daytimes. Home visits if more convenient for family work.

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