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About me

Hi , my name is Charlotte and I am A BACP registered counsellor with many years  experience of working with adults and young people .

My aim as a therapist is to build a trusting and empathic relationship with my clients . Our lives can become stressful and overwhelming at times. Things get on top of us and it seems impossible to find peace and balance again. We may have some difficult feelings or past hurts that are stopping us from moving forward. We feel stuck.

Do you feel anxious , find yourself  worrying excessively or putting  everyone else's  needs before your own ? Would you like to feel more confident ? Calmer and more in control of your life? 

How I work.

As an experienced counsellor , I offer a welcoming and accepting space to work through any feelings that may be holding you back and stopping you living a fulfilled life.  By exploring your thoughts together  , we can look at effective ways to manage  any difficult emotions  and develop more confidence , this will give you back the control over your life that you are looking for . 

 I am trained in a variety of theories and counselling approaches so that our work together is tailored to your individual needs as everyone is different. The sessions are 60 minutes long  , are generally held weekly or fortnightly  and are client led so you can talk to me confidentially at your own pace. I can help you to gain perspective and understanding about what is going on for you and we can look at any goals for your life you may have and how best to work towards them.

Often what has happened to us in the past can provide clues about the problems we are dealing with in the present. Equally, we can be hit by an unexpected life event that we need support to process, so I aim to sit alongside my clients, offering them empathy, acceptance and a safe space to explore what is troubling them.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience

  • Abuse and Abusive relationships 
  • Anxiety 
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Depression 
  • Family and Relationship Problems 
  • Issues from childhood and other difficult life experiences from the past 
  • People pleasing behaviour 
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Self defeating behaviour 

......and more

Qualifications 

  • Level 2 Counselling Skills 
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency 

Continual Professional Development Courses 

  • Bereavement Training . I have worked in a local hospice with clients for over 5 years .
  • Transactional Analysis and the Inner Child
  • Alcohol and drug Awareness Training 
  • Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse : Dispelling the Myths Conference 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I allow 20 minutes for our initial telephone conversation , please leave me a message if I'm not available with a good time for me to call you back .

I can offer concessionary fees in certain circumstances , if this is a consideration for you we can talk about it .

When I work

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Further information

How counselling can help.

Many people believe that counselling is only for serious problems but in my experience therapy can be of benefit for many different issues that we can experience in our lives because  it can help us to gain insight and awareness which leads to understanding of  why we think and behave in certain ways  . Armed with this newly gained self knowledge we can feel empowered to make changes for the better .

How many sessions will I need ?

Well this a hard  one to define  . It really depends on your issue , so for example some problems may need only  a few sessions to gain a fresh perspective on whatever is troubling you, whilst  deep seated issues   may need more sessions . As everything is client led you can determine what is best for you and we can discuss it as we go along . All the work we do will be collaborative with your needs at its heart . 

Billericay, Essex, CM11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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