Cheryl Hatwell Dip MBACP
Westcliff On Sea
Admitting we have unrest in our lives can be a very scary thing - seeking help can be even scarier! Please let me try to allay your fears. I am a human being just like you. I won’t try to blind you with science, I use every-day, easy to understand language. I offer a warm, non-judgemental, professional approach in a calm and relaxing space. As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their strict Code of Practice which includes total confidentiality.
Most of us from time to time find ourselves in a difficult situation. Sometimes it feels as though there is no way out. I believe everyone should have hope. My aim is to find out what is important to you and help you get to your desired place of happiness. By opening up new possibilities and teaching you new coping skills, I believe every one of us has the inner resources to reach our goals. Trust me, the world can be your oyster!
I am passionate about my work and genuinely want to help you work through your difficulties to enable you to move on with your life. I regularly attend training courses to develop my skills base and expertise. I believe that as we are all individuals, one size does not fit all therefore I tailor my work to suit you.
I welcome you to come and have a FREE initial chat with me where we can discuss what you are looking to gain from counselling and any concerns you may have. This is without obligation, so what can you lose?
A little about me:
After many years working in offices in London, I trained as a counsellor with The Family & Relationship Centre, a subsidiary of Relate in 2010.
I joined Basildon Women’s Aid in 2011 working with clients with a wide range of issues including DEPRESSION, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, ANXIETY, ASSERTIVENESS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS, BULLYING, COPING SKILLS & DOMESTIC ABUSE (including PHYSICAL, VERBAL, SEXUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL & FINANCIAL).
In Dec 2013 I joined Abacus Counselling supporting children and/or their parents witnin the Shoebury area with an array of issues including those mentioned above as well as RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES, PARENTING DIFFICULTIES, BEREAVEMENT etc.
In September 2014, I joined Relate working within a local grammar School helping young people suffering from some of the above issues as well as EATING DISORDERS & GENERAL SCHOOL RELATED PROBLEMS.
In Jan 2015 providing a similar service in a Basildon academy.
In March 2015 providing PEER MENTORING training within a Canvey school.
In May 2015 joining the clinical team at CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) providing 1:1 counselling to young people and their parents on a range of the above issues as well as ANXIETY/PHOBIA BASED EXPOSURE WORK.
I also run a BINGE EATING/OVEREATING/ FOOD ADDICTION CLINIC, providing short-term work to those finding it difficult to overcome such issues.
It would be lovely to hear from you.
I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07941 521664.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate of Proficiency April 2015
Safeguarding Level 2 January 2015
Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Dec 2014
Understanding the adolescent brain: working with 12 to 25 year olds - Sept 2014
Diploma in Child & Adolescent Counselling - May 2014
Working with PTSD – Feb 2014
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intermediate Workshop - Jan 2014
The Therapist’s Safety and Personal Care in the Workplace – Jan 2014
Understanding and Responding to Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence - Oct 2013
Supporting Children and Young People who Self-Harm - Oct 2013
Abacus Counselling – Counsellor – Sept 2013 to date
Creative Body Image and Self Esteem Course – Oct 2012
Talking to Teens about Healthy Relationship in a Digital Age –June 2012
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - June 2012
Basildon Women’s Aid – Domestic Violence Counsellor – 2011 to date
Shadowing CAMHS practitioner 2011
AQA Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills – June 2010
AQA Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts - January 2010
I hold a full enhanced CRB.
I am a member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (“BACP”).
I am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I run a BINGE EATING/OVEREATING/FOOD ADDICTION CLINIC providing SHORT-TERM WORK for those having difficulty controlling their urges.
I offer hourly sessions at £35 each. I also offer a discounted rate for 4 pre-booked sessions at £130.
I know there is often a desire to be seen quickly and I am usually able to offer an appointment within 7 days.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am - 9pm by telephone. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Types of client