Chelmsford Counselling Foundation
Chelmsford Counselling Foundation offers a confidential counselling service to individuals and couples aged 18 and over, face to face, telephone or via video link.
People seek counselling for many different reasons. They may be experiencing feelings of depression, isolation, anxiety or low self-esteem that keep them stuck in an uncomfortable place. They may be facing a life-changing event, struggling with relationships, grief or anger, or feel unable to cope with the pressures and challenges of life. Some may be confused as to why they react as they do to people or events, while for others it may be memories from the past, painful occurrences in the present or worries about the future that prevent them from enjoying life as they would wish.
Counselling offers a confidential, supportive service and the opportunity for change. It provides a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained to listen in a non-directive way and to facilitate an individual’s own resources for change and the resolution of difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our counselling service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
“Service Accreditation provides robust evidence of service quality and professionalism. Essentially, it demonstrates that the service is committing to competence. All BACP Accredited Services have demonstrated a high quality of service delivery, meeting benchmark standards that are maintained by annual assessment. In addition, Accredited Services are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.” BACP (www.bacp.co.uk)
Chelmsford Counselling Foundation (CCF) was established in 1975 under the former name of Writtle Pastoral Foundation. Now a charitable company based in central Chelmsford, CCF has a strong reputation for high standards of training and practice.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
There is a £15 non-refundable booking fee for the initial assessment
Initial assessment is £50 - Negotiable
On-going counselling £45- Negotiable
CCF is a charitable company and in keeping with our mission statement, fees can be negotiated for those unable to afford the full fee.