About me

Feeling anxious, sad or depressed can be draining and at times, frightening.
Talking with someone who is not involved, in a safe and confidential setting can help you to gain understanding of difficult issues and obtain coping strategies for the future.
I like to provide a non-judgemental, calm environment to help clients explore and reflect on feelings, thoughts and behaviour that may be preventing them from leading a full and satisfying life.
I work in different ways to suit the client, we are all unique and what works for one person may not be the right approach for another.

At present I am offering face to face, online and telephone sessions.
Between us we will find the best way forward.

Please call if you have any questions. I am very happy to discuss any concerns that you may have before committing to therapy.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor working in Wickford Essex and offer individual counselling or couples counselling. Telephone sessions are available if appropriate. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
An initial consultation is offered free of charge to allow us to discuss what you would like to gain from therapy and how this can be achieved. You are under no obligation at this stage and are free to decide.
It also offers you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Sessions are open ended, meaning that they continue for as long as we both agree is helpful to you. Regular reviews will enable us to monitor progress and identify new areas of work if required.

I have been a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) http://www.bacp.co.uk/for many years and adhere to BACP code of ethics. I am CRB checked to work with children and vulnerable adults and have professional indemnity insurance.

As part of my work I receive regular supervision as outlined by BACP. This ensures that I work safely and ethically with all clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
Advanced diploma integrative counselling,
Counselling studies
Counselling skills 
Certificate person centred art therapy skills

Training
Bereavement training 
Managing Anger hatred and hostility
Summer school children art therapy skills
Direct work with children 
couples counselling skills
group facilitators course
TVP childrens programme, working with families affected by sexual abuse

sound healing, meditation and kundalini yoga


Experience
I have worked previously as a bereavement counsellor in a local hospice, working with family members and carers. I worked for child and adolescent mental health services, school counsellor and in social care working alongside social workers. I have gained many years of experience working with children and their families.
I have facilitated group work for adolescents and adults working with anxiety, bereavement, all forms of abuse, separation and divorce.
My work as a private practitioner has covered a multitude of different issues and helped so many people to enjoy their lives again.
I am very happy to combine Counselling with other forms of healing such as meditation, yoga and creative therapy if this is suitable.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with anxiety, panic attacks, low self esteem, relationship issues, separation and divorce, anger management, trauma,
family issues and many more.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual session £45.00

Couple counselling session £ 65.00

fees payable before each session.

Initial consultation free of charge.  

reduced fees for Counselling students.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday 10.00- 19.30Tuesday 10.00- 19.30 Wednesday 10.00-19.30Thursday 10.00-19.30Friday 10.00-13.00

Further information

All sessions are one to one ( in person) online using zoom, FaceTime or telephone

Walking and talking therapy is available locally subject to weather conditions.

Wickford
Essex
SS12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

none

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Bryanna Smith

Bryanna Smith