Cherie Hipkins (MBACP)

Cherie Hipkins (MBACP)

Foundry Court
Colchester Road
CO11 1ES

07544 392 337

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About me

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm Cherie and I am a qualified counsellor working in Manningtree, Essex. CO11

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework. This means that I follow a 'code of conduct' to ensure good practice and am professionally accountable for my therapeutic work. I hold full professional insurance.

I offer caring, confidential and professional counselling to adults (individuals) from a quiet and comfortable therapy room at Foundry Court Community Centre (CO11 1ES) close to Manningtree high street. There is free parking nearby and disabled access and toilets. Manningtree has regular bus and train links. I work 9am-5pm (finishing at 5.50pm) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (morning only) and Friday.

I work 'integratively' which means I work using different theoretical approaches depending on the client and their individual difficulties. I believe we are all unique individuals and that no 'one way' suits us all. I work with a variety of client issues and offer both short and long-term work, face-to-face. I work with a wide range of presenting difficulties but have a particular interest in working with problems related to anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem/confidence, crisis, life transitions/change and long term health conditions.

I offer a confidential service where I aim to provide a safe space where you are treated with respect and without judgement. I am an honest, caring and and attentive counsellor. I do not see myself as an 'expert'  but as someone who will wholeheartedly listen and work alongside you, informed by my experience and training.

Prior to undertaking my counselling training my core professional background was as an Occupational Therapist (OT) working in the NHS. I have worked in a variety of healthcare settings, mainly in mental health.  I have also worked as a specialist in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). I commenced my counselling training in 2015.

To give you an idea of how I work:

Please feel free to contact me on 07544 392337 . I offer a free 20 minute phone conversation to discuss whether I may be the right counsellor for you. If I am unable to take your call you may wish to leave your name and number and I'll get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours (confidential voicemail). If you decide to proceed we will arrange an initial assessment appointment.

An assessment session is a meeting where we can further discuss your situation in more detail and the practicalities of how I work. There is no obligation for you to commit to ongoing therapy at this point but this meeting may give you a clearer idea of what it would be like for us to work together. All sessions last 50 minutes. If you decide to proceed we would discuss a 'counselling agreement' and then meet weekly with regular reviews until you feel the work is complete.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2018) BACP accredited Gold Standard course - Life-Force School of Counselling

Stage 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2016)

Stage 2 Introduction to Counselling (2015)

Bsc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (1996) Oxford Brookes University

Registered member of BACP ( certificate no. 377597

Fully insured and DBS checked.

I attend monthly clinical supervision in accordance with the requirements of the BACP to maintain therapeutic standards of practice and undertake over 30 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) per year.

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Accredited register membership

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Session fees: £30 per session (until December 2019)

I do not have bank card facilities so kindly request cash payment at the time of our appointment or bank transfer within 24 hours if agreed. Receipts provided.

Availability: 9am-5pm (finishing 5.50pm) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (morning only) and Friday. Please contact me for availability.


Maps & Directions

Manningtree, CO11 1ES

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair accessible building, therapy room and toilets. All on ground level.


Appointments available 9am-5pm (finishing at 5.50pm) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday -mornings only, and Friday. Please contact me for availability.


Types of client

Older adults
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