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Amy Murray (MBACP, Dip. Couns)

Benfleet, Essex, SS7
07951517088 07951517088
Benfleet, Essex, SS7

About me


I am an experienced, professionally qualified and BACP registered Counsellor.  I hope to be able to offer you a safe, confidential environment that can support you to explore areas within your life that are troubling you, thus promoting awareness and personal resilience.

I understand that sometimes there is not always an answer to every problem and sometimes it is simply about taking the journey with another person that actually makes the difference.

Counselling is not an easy option it takes courage and strength. It helps us think about things in a different light and from a different perspective. Hopefully it helps us to find a way to move forward with changes and find new strategies to help face future challenges.

I am passionate about talking therapies and self-exploration and believe the success or failure of any therapy is very much dependent upon the skills of the practitioner providing safe frameworks. I truly believe we all have ability to find our way given the time, right conditions and support.

As an Integrative Therapist I will adapt and tailor my approach to suit you and your individual needs, be it long or short term. A non judgmental approach and empathy are at the centre of my practice and the development of our relationship.

If this is your first experience of Therapy I am happy to talk through the different approaches should you wish to chat about it before booking. I have a friendly manner, but know it is sometimes easier to speak to and experience a person on the phone before deciding if they are the right Counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Mental Health Advocate and also specialise in Mental Capacity and Safeguarding of older people. I have a level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a fully registered member of the BACP Ethical Frameworks to ensure Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have worked in Social Care and the Charity sector with vulnerable adults and their families for many years and have always used my counselling experience in this varied, diverse and exceptionally demanding field.

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills-Level 2
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills- Level 3
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling -Level 4
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Independent Advocacy Diploma-Level 4
  • Mental Health Act IMHA- Level 4
  • Mental Capacity Act IMCA-Level 4
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding DOLS- Level 4
  • Health and Social Care Diploma Certificate

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis


£40.00 for 50 minutes

£35.00 for Student Counsellors

Further information

Registered Member BACP.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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


Flexible hours to suit. Evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Amy Murray    (MBACP, Dip. Couns)

Amy Murray (MBACP, Dip. Couns)