Tessa Wales Registered Member MBACP

Tessa Wales Registered Member MBACP

South Benfleet
Essex
SS7

07504 828 295

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South Benfleet
Essex
SS7

07504 828 295

About me

I am here to help by providing a warm friendly counselling service.  I am professional qualified and widely experienced.  If you are worried about something then I can help you to gain some insight and clarity into your thoughts and feelings. These affect us all, physically, psychologically and emotionally. I provide a safe, confidential and peaceful place to explore whatever is on your mind.  I will not be advising or judging you. I will be helping you to find your own answers and insights. 

Please think about contacting me for counselling if you are feeling

  • anxious or panicky
  • sad or depressed
  • angry, irritable or jealous
  • confused or can't cope
  • suffering bereavement or loss
  • have relationship issues

The list goes on, but whatever the problem, we will work together to enable you to reflect on what has happened or is happening to you.  We could look at options for acceptance or change, and find out what you really want.  So then you can move on to a happier future.

Professional Association
I adhere to the ethical guidelines and other requirements of my professional association, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This is important as it provides reassurance to clients that the confidential service I provide stays within tight professional boundaries so that you have complete peace of mind.

What to expect
If you do decide to contact me we will agree a convenient time for our first session. Then you can tell me as little or as much as you want on that day, and we will take it from there.  I will not be judging you - we will talk and work together as equals, so please do not be put off if you find the idea of counselling a bit daunting at first.

I have a private, comfortable, warm and airy counselling room offering a quiet safe space to talk. Take time to step away from everyday stresses to a calm place allowing you to think, feel, and talk in peace.

Therapy Style
I use an integrative approach which means I combine a range of counselling therapies tailoring them for each individual client.

Maybe you will want to look back at your life to gain insight into what has happened so far and why you are feeling as you do. Or you might want to talk about what is happening now and consider options for acceptance or change so that you can look forward to a happier future. If you wish, we can also look ahead to discover how you would like your life to be and work towards that.  

We will discuss how we work together so that our sessions suit your individual needs. 

Availability
I offer daytime and evening appointments. 

Training, qualifications & experience


Related Qualifications
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
Integrative Approach to Working with Couples
Eating Disorder and Nutritional Intervention Training
Working with Clients with Personality Disorders
Attachment and Loss Theory and Practice
Working with Clients who Self Harm


I am committed to keeping my knowledge up to date and continue with my professional training and development.  I have attended numerous post qualification courses to this end.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Jealousy, Trust, Risk taking, Irrational/negative thoughts, Asking for help, Saying 'no', Guilt, Emotional manipulation, Cosmetic procedures.

Photos & videos

  • Room
  • Hadleigh Castle
  • photo 3

Fees


Individuals £35.  I offer some sessions at a reduced rate for those who are genuinely in financial difficulty, at my discretion.

Couples £70

A reduced rate of £25 may apply to student counsellors depending on their funding.

Further information

Very close to Benfleet BR station.
Easy to find, quiet location.
Off-street parking.
Convenient by road or rail.

Maps & Directions

South Benfleet, SS7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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