Chelmsford Counselling Foundation

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Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2QH
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

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

 We are organisation members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and our Counsellor Training Programme is accredited by the BACP.

Our services are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.” BACP (

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.

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Registered / Accredited

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)

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


£20.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

There is a £20 non-refundable booking fee for the initial assessment
Initial assessment is £65 - Negotiable
On-going counselling £65 - 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.

When we work

We offer counselling appointments on weekdays, between 8am and 8:30pm.

42 Cedar Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2QH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Chelmsford Counselling Foundation
Chelmsford Counselling Foundation