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Cheryl Hatwell Dip MBACP

Southend-on-sea SS2 & SS1
07391 036034 07391 036034

About me

Admitting we have unrest in our lives can be a very scary thing - seeking help can be even scarier! Please let me try to allay your fears. I am a human being just like you. I won’t try to blind you with science, I use every-day, easy to understand language. I offer a warm, non-judgemental, professional approach in a calm and relaxing space. As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their strict Code of Practice which includes total confidentiality. Most of us from time to time find ourselves in a difficult situation. Sometimes it feels as though there is no way out.  I believe everyone should have hope.  My aim is to find out what is important to you and help you get to your desired place of happiness.  By opening up new possibilities and teaching you new coping skills, I believe every one of us has the inner resources to reach our goals. Trust me, the world can be your oyster!

I am passionate about my work and genuinely want to help you work through your difficulties to enable you to move on with your life. I regularly attend training courses to develop my skills base and expertise. I believe that as we are all individuals, one size does not fit all therefore I tailor my work to suit you.


Once I am safely able to do so, I also offer the following:

  • 1:1 sessions on an ad-hoc or block booking basis from therapy rooms in SHOEBURY, THORPE BAY, WESTCLIFF AND CENTRAL SOUTHEND.
  • Group sessions for young people and adults around resilience, anxiety and self-esteem.  Please contact me for further information.

I welcome you to get in touch to book a FREE initial chat with me where we can discuss what you are looking to gain from counselling and any concerns you may have.  This is without obligation, so what can you lose?

A little about me:

After many years working in offices in London, I trained as a counsellor with The Family & Relationship Centre, a subsidiary of Relate in 2010.


In Dec 2013 I joined Abacus Counselling supporting children and/or their parents witnin the Shoebury area with an array of issues including those mentioned above as well as RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES, PARENTING DIFFICULTIES, BEREAVEMENT etc.

In September 2014, I joined Relate as a youth counsellor providing counselling support to students at a local grammar school.

In Jan 2015 providing a similar service in a Basildon academy.

In March 2015 I provided PEER MENTORING training within a Canvey school.

In May 2015 I joined the clinical team at CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) (Nhs) providing 1:1 counselling to young people and their parents on a range of the above issues as well as ANXIETY/PHOBIA BASED EXPOSURE WORK.

In Feb 2019, I joined a local comprehensive school as a school counsellor.
It would be lovely to hear from you.

I can be contacted via email at clhcounselling@btinternet.com or on 07391 036034.

Training, qualifications & experience

Trauma - Healing from the bottom up – March 2020
17 Signs of a functioning alcoholic – March 2020
What does being traumatised mean? – March 2020
Somatic Experiencing – March 2020
Grounding Techniques in trauma – March 2020
NLP – Dec 2019 – March 2020
Effective Education for Children with ASD - Nov/Dec 2019
Children of Alcoholic Dependent Parents Training – Nov 2019
Sexual Violence - Part 2 - Nov 2019
Sexual Violence - Part 1 - Oct 2019
Preparing your Child to Encounter a bully & What to do when your child is being bullied - Oct 2019
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Oct 2019
Autism - what we know (and what we don't know yet) - Oct 2019Attachment Training - Sept 19
Trauma in the Classroom - Sept 19
Understanding Aspergers, Autism & ADHD Training - July 19
Bullying Training - Mar 19
Fabricated Illness - Nov 2018
Unplanned Endings - Oct 2018
Basic Life Support - Oct 2018Let’s Have a conversation about Suicide - Sep 2018
DBT Training - Sep 2018
Equality & Diversity - Aug 2018
Ethical Decision making in the Context of the Counselling Profession - May 2018
Reflective Case Discussion - Apr 2018
Looked After Children Training - Apr 2018
Information Governance - Apr 2018
Infection Control - Apr 2018
Fire Safety Awareness Training - Mar 2018
Clinical Risk Advanced - Feb 2018
Motivational Interviewing - Jan 2018
Autism Training - Dec 2017
Professional Curiosity - Oct 2017 & Jan 2018
Motivational Interviewing - Jul 2017
Parent led Anxiety in young people - Jun 2017
Depression in young people - Jun 2017 PTSD & 3 Feb 2018
Dr Lisa Wilson, Psychologist Dr Lisa Wilson, Psychologist - Nov 2017
The age of digital technology and online connectivity - how is it affecting us?
Mental Capacity Act / Deprivation of Liberty Training Oct 2016
Enhanced Safeguarding Adults - Oct 2016
Prevent Training - Jun 2016
Gender Identity Training - Mar 2016
Transforming Stress - Mar 2016
Stress Management - Feb 2016
Walking and working in an adolescent world - 23 Jan 2016
Certificate of Proficiency April 2015
Safeguarding Level 2 January 2015
Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Dec 2014
Understanding the adolescent brain: working with 12 to 25 year olds - Sept 2014
Diploma in Child & Adolescent Counselling - May 2014
Working with PTSD – Feb 2014
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intermediate Workshop - Jan 2014
The Therapist’s Safety and Personal Care in the Workplace – Jan 2014
Understanding and Responding to Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence - Oct 2013
Supporting Children and Young People who Self-Harm - Oct 2013
Creative Body Image and Self Esteem Course – Oct 2012
Talking to Teens about Healthy Relationship in a Digital Age –June 2012
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - June 2012
AQA Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills – June 2010
AQA Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts - January 2010
Basildon Women’s Aid – Domestic Violence Counsellor – 2011 to date
Shadowing CAMHS practitioner 2011
Abacus Counsellor - 2013 to date
Relate Youth Counsellor - 2014 to date
CAMHS practitioner - May 2015 - Jun 2016
NELFT Pathway worker - Jun 2016 - date

I hold a full enhanced CRB.

I am a member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (“BACP”).

I am fully insured.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


I offer hourly sessions at £40 each. I also offer a discounted rate for 4 pre-booked sessions at £150.

I know there is often a desire to be seen quickly and I am usually able to offer an appointment within 7 days.


30 East Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


9am - 9pm by telephone. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Types of client

Young people


Cheryl Hatwell Dip MBACP

Cheryl Hatwell Dip MBACP