Renew Counselling

Renew Counselling

Sycamore Centre
Sadlers House
2 Legg Street

Bridge Centre
Bodey House
Church Walk
SS14 1WW

01245 269335

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Sycamore Centre
Sadlers House
2 Legg Street

Bridge Centre
Bodey House
Church Walk
SS14 1WW

01245 269335

About us

We operate from two centres -

Sycamore Centre (Chelmsford)
t: 01245 359353

Bridge Centre (Basildon)
t: 01268 822800

and we offer:

We offer a wide range of high-quality, affordable and effective counselling and therapy services.

Counselling for Children (5 years old and upwards):

Helping children to make the right start in life

Renew counsellors are involved in early intervention work with children and young people, offering one-to-one counselling, art and play therapy in several schools and at our centres in Basildon and Chelmsford.

Counselling for Young People:

Supporting young people who feel ‘unloved’

The young people who come to us are feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or even suicidal, and we do all we can to help them get their lives on the right track.

We work extensively with children and young people who are NEET (Not Engaged in Education or Training) or at risk of becoming NEET.

Counselling for Adults:

Giving confidence and hope

Through our counselling and long term psychotherapy services, adults from all walks of life can gain a clearer understanding of themselves and their life situations. As a result, they start to make new decisions for satisfying lives.

Counselling for Couples:

Strengthening relationships

This is an opportunity to help couples address issues that might be hindering them from enjoying their relationship. We help one or both partners to resolve issues of communication, roles, responsibilities, conflicts and other concerns.

Counselling Training

Our Diploma HE in Counselling (Children and Adolescents) is run in association with Anglia Ruskin University. This is a 4 year part-time course which provides students with the specific and unique skills and theory to be able to effectively counsel and support children and young people.

Schools Service

School counselling offers emotional support to children and young people. Meeting every week in school, the pupil develops a trusting relationship over a period of time with their counsellor, who supports them to attend to their thoughts and feelings about past experiences and current relationships so they are not preoccupied with these when in the classroom.

Counselling for Clergy:

Helping clergy and their families

Recognising the fact that ministry can be challenging Renew offers confidential counselling services to clergy and their families enabling them to share their burdens and grow in ministry effectiveness.

We also provide bespoke training for clergy, youth workers, pastoral care teams and other church-based workers or volunteers who are seeking to engage with people with mental and emotional health issues in their communities.

Training, qualifications & experience

Renew Counselling (formerly WHCM Counselling and Support) have over 60 years experience of providing counselling and support.

All of our counsellors are professionally qualified and either accredited with BACP, UKCP or another professional body or are registered on the BACP voluntary register.

Member organisations *


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Fees are on a sliding scale up to £45 per session and will be negotiated with you dependent on household income. There are a limited number of bursary places available for those on benefits or low income.

Further information

What we can help with:

  • anxiety & panic attacks
  • feeling depressed or low mood
  • relationship problems
  • loss and bereavement
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • self-esteem & confidence issues
  • identity issues

What we do:

  • listen
  • give you an opportunity to talk over, clarify and express your problem, thoughts and feelings
  • be non-judgemental
  • don't give advice
  • help you gain a better understanding of what's going on for you
  • clarify possible choices and ways of dealing with your problems

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM1 1AH
Basildon, SS14 1WW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None
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