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The Listening Post C.I.C

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 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Integrative Diploma in 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.

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.

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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