Annette Allen - MBACP, PFOA Approved

Annette Allen - MBACP, PFOA Approved

Wellbeing Centre
Market Road
County Hall


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About me

Founded in 2011 by Annette Allen (MBACP), Confidential Counselling Services offers a Holistic approach to Well-being.

Confidential Counselling Services offers one to one Counselling for adults (18 years and above),  Individual and Group Supervision, Management Supervision, Mediation and Critical Incident Defusing and Debriefing. Centrally located in Chelmsford, CCS Can provide immediate intervention and direct referral to NHS Mental Health Services.

A former, Nurse and Midwife I have always been interested in healing, however it was when a close family member developed a life threatening Eating Disorder that I became more interested in psychological health and trained to become an Integrative Therapist.Using a client -centred approach, I can provide a safe, supportive comfortable and confidential space, drawing from a large  bag of psychological tools, training and experience which enables me to work intuitively and quickly with clients. I believe asking for help can be very daunting and that it takes a lot of courage to make the first step.

Often our childhood experiences help to form a pattern of thinking,feeling and behaving which is not helpful as we become adults and we can feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward with life.Counselling can help to increase self -awareness, self-understanding, facilitating empowerment and positive change. I trust you will know what you need to talk about.

I offer short and long term therapy for a variety of issues including Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Depression, Physical, Emotional and Sexual abuse, Identity and Gender, Bereavement, Relationship difficulties, pregnancy related issues, including infertility, miscarriage, loss of baby and post-natal depression, low self -esteem, loss of confidence, Cancer, chronic conditions such as  Fibromyalgia and Disability.

A qualified Mediator I offer Mediation Facilitation to schools, Businesses and large Organisations.

I offer Critical Incident Defusing and Debriefing to Businesses, Schools and large Organisations.

A qualified Supervisor I offer monthly Supervision to student and qualified Counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Memberships

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct.

I have many years experience working as a Counsellor ( Advanced Diploma Level 5 Integrative Counselling 2011) for Charities such as West Essex MIND, West Essex Alcohol and Drugs Service, the NHS as a Counsellor for Depression (Licence in Counselling for Depression- Nottingham University 2016. I have trained with Emeritus Professor Julia Buckroyd  University of Hertfordshire (Licenced Practitioner in Emotional Eating).

Since 2017 I have managed a Counselling Service within a large organisation alongside my private practice. I also offer Telephone and Counselling via Zoom for Brainstrust.

I am a qualified  Mediator and have much experience in workplace Mediation (OCN London)

I am also an experienced Critical Incident Debrief facilitator.

Group Crisis Intervention(ISISF)

Certificate in Supervision (2016)

Adult Mental Health First Aider (2018)

Qualified in Rewind Trauma Therapy-International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT)

Reiki Level 1 an 11

Hypnosis in a Neurological and other Medical, Clinical Settings -British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis CPD March 2019

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision available for student and qualified counsellors.

Mediation Facilitation.

Critical Incident Debrief.


Individuals -£50  per session per hour

Supervision £50

Reduced rates for students

Some reduced cost counselling sessions available (means tested) £35 per session

Mediation (POA)

Critical Incident Debriefing (POA)

Further information

If you are interested in booking an initial telephone assessment, or if you would like more information please contact me directly by mobile

Annette Allen - 07809610032


or visit my website (found at the top of my website)

Confidential Counselling Services is DBS certified and I have full professional Indemnity Insurance.

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Slopes for wheelchair access at entrance to building. Lift available to B2. Wheelchair access.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme