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Della Cain Counsellor/Psychotherapist (MNCS Accred).

Hockley, Essex, SS5
07736 160221 07736 160221 01702 741282 01702 741282 Registered / Accredited

About me


I have many years experience of helping people to understand why they think, feel and act in negative ways. Once you understand why you are thinking, feeling and acting negatively, together we can start to rebuild your life focusing on a positive healthy future.

I am a trained counsellor/psychotherapist and therapeutic foster carer, I specialise in childhood trauma and emotional development. I have many years experience helping adults and children, who experience many aspects of trauma such as bereavement, anxiety, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and addiction. 

Many of my clients come to me confused and unsure how to move forward, they have looked at the 'here and now', tried to find peace without success, they keep formulating repeated patterns of negative emotions  or dysregulated behaviour, impacting on their lives. I help clients to understand why they think, feel and behave in the way they do.  I help them to understand how their brain developed through childhood, how this is influencing them now.

Please call if you are nervous or unsure about counselling, most people feel nervous or anxious when making these sorts of decisions especially when it involves ourselves.

Best wishes


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Listening Skills - Open University
  • Counselling Skills Level 2 - AQA - VCTS
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling Children & Younger People - VCTS
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Unit 1, 75 Hours, Therapeutic Perspectives – VCTS
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Unit 2, 100 Hours, Cognitive Behaviour Theory - VCTS
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 250 Hours, Higher Training and 100 hours supervised counselling placement - VCTS
  • Practitioner Diploma in CBT - VCTS
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision - VCTS

Member organisations

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 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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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 I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in childhood trauma. Many of my clients are looked after children who experience mental health which developed through childhood experiences. I also work with adults who find themselves with mental health difficulties and deregulated behaviours later in life. I help people understand why they think, feel and behave, how their brain develops through childhood, how this development results in negative thinking and behaviour in the 'here and now'. I use my own 'Childhood Development Model' to help clients make sense of their deregulated awareness, which in turn, enables them to formulate and regulate a secure and calm alternative awareness.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Cost per client session - clients £40

Cost per supervision -  90 mins £50

Monday to Thursday Days 9:30 - 7pm

Further information

Off Street parking available...


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Wednesday 9:30 - 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Throughout my working life I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills, ranging from running my own business, managing teams of staff and working and living alongside traumatised children and young adults.

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