About us

Hello, We are a not for profit community counselling agency based in Basildon Essex.

We have counsellors available to work with you on a one to one basis and are registered members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

We offer a relaxed atmosphere where you will be able to examine your thoughts and feelings without being judged and where we will help you to find your own way at your own pace.

We believe everybody is unique and individual, as such a one size fits all approach does not work. I work from an integrative approach, tailored to work with your needs.
This enables you to gain the most out of counselling and achieve what you want to achieve.

We offer an initial session for £10, lasting 35 minutes. this includes discussing your needs, expectations of counselling and how best we could work together.

The Listening Post can offer both short and long term counselling, with regular reviews to ensure you are gaining what you want from counselling.

Each session is 50 minutes (therapeutic session) and ideally weekly but can work around other commitments.

As we are a not for profit organisation, all clients session costs are income based. sessions go from £10 to £40

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 2Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Integrative Diploma in Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Mental Health First Aid

Certificate in Infant Loss Counselling

Experience working with:

Long term unemployed
Parents of special needs children
Young children

Member organisations *


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.

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

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Initial Assessment - £10

All future sessions are income related and are from £10 - £40.

Counselling Students welcome - £25 per session

Cancellation fee if not cancelled 24hrs in advance - cost of session


Monday 9am - 9pm Tuesday 9am - 5pm Wednesday 9am - 1pm Thursday 9am - 9pm Friday 9am - 9pm Saturdays - appointment only based

Further information

Toward end of initial assessment, we can discuss future sessions, days/ time and cost.

Late arrival to a session does not mean that the session will be extended beyond the planned end time.

140-142 Clay Hill Road
SS16 5DF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme