About me

I offer a welcoming and confidential environment where you can be yourself. Life can be hard - it can help to share painful, difficult or confusing feelings with someone who will really listen. Together we can explore possible unhelpful patterns of behaviour and begin to make some sense of what is going on for you. Becoming more aware can help you to consider your choices as together we explore your next steps.

I have been in private practice since 2006 and specialise in working with individuals. The number of sessions you will benefit from depends on what brings you to counselling.  We can work in either an open-ended way or to a fixed number of sessions, whatever suits you best.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Clinical Supervision
BACP Accredited Practitioner
Trained Online Counsellor                                                                                                Diploma in Hypnotherapy                                                                                                 
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Life Coaching
Diploma in Life Coaching
B Ed (Hons)
NLP Practitioner

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been counselling for a number of years and see clients with a wide range of issues. Through my work in the Education sector I have considerable experience in working with adolescents and young people experiencing a range of difficulties.

As well as working in private practice, my experience includes working within the NHS and for a local counselling agency. In addition I am an Associate Counsellor for Employee Assist companies.  I am Bupa recognised.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with clients encountering low self esteem and confidence.

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Additional information

Counselling:  £50 per 50 minute session

Supervision for Counsellors: £45 per hour

Supervision for Students: £40.00 per hour


Daytimes / Weekends

Further information

My practice is close to central Chelmsford - approximately 15 minutes walk from the town centre and two minutes from bus routes. Easy parking.

Home visits may be possible if you are local. You are welcome to contact me to discuss options.

Email and telephone counselling is also available.

Redgates Place

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

A BACP accredited counsellor and trained supervisor, I offer supervision to both qualified counsellors and students.

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Linda Ellis

Linda Ellis