Help2Heal Counselling Service - Abigail Bobb-Semple Dip.Counselling (Reg.MBACP)
Hello, and welcome.
I am Abigail Bobb-Semple, and I am a qualified person-centred counsellor working in private practice in Harlow, Essex.
How Counselling Can Help
Many people find themselves needing help to recover from a difficult experience or series of events in their lives.
Sometimes you can feel emotionally lost or alone, as you struggle to make sense of what’s happened (or in some cases, what hasn't happened) in your life.
When significant relationships around you are not as you would wish them to be, it can shake your confidence, and create self-doubt.
You may want to explore your thoughts and feelings, with a view to gaining greater self-awareness, an understanding of what you need, or a clearer picture of how to arrive at what is best for you.
If you struggle with a sense of "voicelessness", powerlessness and isolation, I can help you on your journey.
What happens in sessions
As a person-centred counsellor, in your sessions, I offer you the understanding, acceptance, transparency and safety needed to explore what matters most to your well-being.
This means that in the sessions, I will be focussing on your concerns, and on how you are experiencing life. I will be walking alongside you, respectfully, at your pace, aiming to see your life through your lenses.
I will be listening to you, (which will encompass more than the words you'll speak) with warmth and empathy, in a non-judgemental way, offering honesty and openness in the therapeutic relationship, with a view to supporting you towards your natural self-healing process.
I provide a safe confidential environment for you to access what you need in order to move on as you would wish.
A counselling journey towards better health
I have counselling experience that includes working with adults who have experienced abuse as children, those struggling with stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression, low-self esteem, and many other issues.
I firmly believe that counselling support can make a notable difference.
If you are considering counselling, please feel free to get in touch via phone or email. If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills (CPCAB)
Experience and Training
I have several years’ experience of working within the Criminal Justice System, most specifically connected to practice and procedure within the Crown Court.
My training and experience includes speaking to and supporting witnesses at court during trials, and managing Crown Court cases within a Domestic Abuse Unit.
I am also a Workplace Mental Health First Aider.
As a Registered Member of BACP, I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I hold an advanced DBS Certificate, and have full public liability insurance.
I undertake regular Continued Professional Development including courses, workshops and conferences.
Most recent CPD
Working Creatively with Children. Brenda Meldrum (Play Therapy)
Dr Karen Treisman: Understanding the Impact of Relational and Developmental Trauma and Disrupted Attachment on Children & Young People.
CBT training: The Beck Approach (Beck Institute)
Neurodiversity Conference (DSN)
Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (The Grove )
Impact of Child Sexual Abuse On Adult Survivors and their Relationships (Into The Light)
Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (NAPAC)
Managing Mental Health in the Workplace (Westminster Insight)
Loss: What does life mean for me now? (BACP)
Working with Grief (BACP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- £45 per session (50 minutes)
- There is a reduced fee (£30) for our initial session, which gives us an opportunity to connect, and for you to decide if you think the way I work would suit your needs.
- Concessions are available for students and those on a low-income (We can discuss this in our initial meeting).
- Payment can be made by card or cash.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday evenings, Friday daytime, Saturday mornings
Types of client