Annette Allen - MBACP, PFOA Approved
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
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Supervision available for student and qualified counsellors.
Critical Incident Debrief.
Individuals -£50 per session per hour
Reduced rates for students
Some reduced cost counselling sessions available (means tested) £35 per session
Critical Incident Debriefing (POA)
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Slopes for wheelchair access at entrance to building. Lift available to B2. Wheelchair access.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|