Kay Cohen 'Dip Couns' - 'Reg MBACP'
Why counselling? - which counsellor?
I have two practices and work in Southend on Sea and Ingatestone
I am a senior, experienced, accredited counsellor, working with clients with a variety of different issues such as relationships; addictions; domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, work related stress, building confidence, self esteem, loss and bereavement. I celebrate being able to help the people I work with to make a very real difference to their lives.
I focus on bringing change, hope, direction, acceptance, purpose and fulfillment into your life. You choose your own goals then we collaborate to achieve them! During difficult times I can support you to find your own inner resources to cope, and to deal effectively with your situation, building up your natural tenacity in order to gain a healthy perspective on life's obstacles.
I use integrative methods, which means I use a range of different approaches. In simple terms I take an individualistic approach to use the theories that best suit my client’s individual needs.
The first session is an assessment consultation which is free of charge - this is an informal discussion to evaluate how I may help you and also for you to evaluate my service - there is no obligation to continue.
I specialise in relationships; all addictions; domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, work related stress, building confidence, self esteem, loss and bereavement.
I have experience of working in the voluntary sector for a bereavement service; substance misuse services; and a domestic violence service as well as private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I have a Diploma level 4 and 5 integrative counsellor
Among the types of counselling approaches I am trained to use are:- CBT, Gestalts, Transactional Analysis and Inner Child, Relational Intersubjective, Intrapersonal Skills, Psycho dynamic, Person Centered and Existential.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
£40 per session - Concessions for students
Initial introduction session free of charge - assessment of needs
Counselling sessions are one hour in duration
Group/family therapy rates are dependent on size of group
Why come in to counselling?
When life gets tough - therapy may empower you to bring the spark back into your life and lighten your days. I will be there for you with every step you take. You will need courage, honesty and willingness. You can find inner peace and solutions in the safe environment of a therapeutic relationship.
Why work with Me?
I work ethically to the framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists - BACP - which ensures my practice is safe, professional, confidential, non judgmental and empathetic.
I offer both short-term and long-term counselling with an Integrative approach, which allows me to tailor my practice to suit your needs.
I deal with a large variety of issues (as listed below), and also specialise in all addictions, substance misuse, eating disorders, loss and bereavement, anxiety, relationships, low self-esteem and trauma.
I work with adult individuals, couples and groups, I celebrate being able to help the people I work with and make a very real difference to their lives. I would be honored to offer you the same individual journey to your real self.
Please feel free to contact me by phone, email or text if you would like to book a free assessment session to discuss your needs, or for further information about how I might be able to help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work to flexible times please contact to arrange a time to your convenience
Types of client