Sylvia Young

Sylvia Young


01245 225534 / 07850 192659

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About me

I trained as a counsellor almost 30 years ago after many years as a health care professional.

I offer marriage / relationship counselling face to face, both one to one and couples. I also see young people and parents who have young children / teenagers with difficulties, as well as those who have experienced a bereavement.

I have a wealth of experience, having recently retired from an acute hospital where I had been a specialist oncology counsellor for over twenty years. My work during that time was helping individuals, their partners, children and other family members to discuss and manage their anguish and difficulties caused by a serious illness and  also to understand the wider implications for children when someone close is ill and dies

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 . Investigating our own life gives insight to others, beyond belief, and can change relationships immeasurably.

If I am the right person to work with you, I will explain what kind of counselling I can offer. If I can not help, then we can discuss other options.

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 have recently retired from work as a counsellor in an acute hospital setting working 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 and I am accredited member of BACP

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme