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Denise Marshall, BA (Hons), Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor, Reg. MBACP

Woodham Walter, Maldon CM9 & Chelmsford CM1
01245 222202 01245 222202 07971 493531 07971 493531
Woodham Walter, Maldon CM9 & Chelmsford CM1

About me

I am currently running my practice to support clients experiencing a range of issues, including anxieties and worries being raised by the Coronavirus situation. I am experienced in providing support through telephone and online platforms (Facetime or Zoom) and am offering this support to existing and new clients.

Trying to find the right counsellor for you can often be a difficult path to take, especially when there are a considerable number to choose from but I believe this is an all important first step when entering into therapy as it is the therapeutic relationship that is integral to the therapy itself.

Therefore, if having looked at my counselling directory profile and details on my website, you feel I may be the right counsellor to meet your needs, please contact me by calling, texting or e-mailing and we can have a chat about how we could best work together.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of my clients and I have 10 years experience of working therapeutically with clients across Essex and London facing a wide range of issues.  I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I adhere to their framework of standards and ethics.

I currently work as a counsellor within a counselling charity and NHS setting for adults and a counselling agency for children, young people and families.  I also provide professional training, development and supervision as well as having my own private practice.

I believe that with the challenges and difficulties most people face at different times in their lives having somebody to talk to and share thoughts, feelings, emotions with can be really pivotal in helping to manage and cope with these difficult times and help find a way forward.

My aim, therefore, is to provide you with a safe, confidential space to do this, whilst offering the utmost respect for whatever issues, difficulties you are experiencing, in order that we can work together to explore and understand your challenges and how they are impacting on you and your life and ultimately help you find your way forward and get to where you want to be.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a 1st Class BA (Hons.) Degree in counselling (encompassing various therapeutic approaches and working with a variety of client groups, adults, children and young people).  I also hold various qualifications and certificates in counselling and working therapeutically with children, young people and adults.

I hold an Advanced Certificate in Supervision

I hold a certificate in Train the Trainers.

Professional Membership

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their code of standards and ethics to inform my counselling practice.


I have extensive experience of working in a variety of settings with adults, children and young people experiencing a wide range of issues.  I have considerable experience of supporting adults, children and young people faced with serious illness, loss and bereavement.

I also provide group and individual supervision as well as training and development.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked therapeutically in various settings with adults, children and young people and have also worked within the field of palliative and bereavement care for several years.  I currently work in a palliative setting supporting adults, children, young people and families who have experienced serious illness and bereavement, including traumatic and sudden deaths and suicide.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Counselling sessions currently cost £45

I can offer some flexibility with session costs depending on your current circumstances and need and this can be discussed as part of our initial discussions/consultation.

I offer a reduced rate for students required to undergo therapy as part of a counselling course/training.

Supervision sessions currently cost £65. I offer a reduced rate for student counsellors

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I practice in Maldon (Woodham Walter) and Chelmsford.

My practice in Woodham Walter is a 10 minute drive from Maldon, Danbury, Hatfield Peveral, Little Baddow, Purleigh and surrounding villages and twenty minutes from Chelmsford.  The practice is located in a very private, tranquil setting with free parking outside.

I also practice from the Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre, which is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre situated in Chelmsford Town Centre.  The Centre is conveniently placed behind the Chelmsford Rail Station and it is a short walk from The Chelmsford Bus Station. There is metered parking outside the Centre, a Short stay car park at the end of Railway Street (behind The Ship Pub) and there are two Long stay car parks, the Townfield Street Multi storey and Glebe Road Long Stay just 2-minutes’ walk away.

I hold an enhanced  DBS check and full professional insurance.

Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre
13 Railway Street

Woodham Walter, Maldon

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


I currently have some availability on weekdays and evenings and some availability on Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a qualified supervisor and hold an Advanced Certificate in Supervision.  I provide supervision in an organisational setting for groups and individuals as well as for individuals in my private practice in Chelmsford and Maldon.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Denise Marshall, BA (Hons), Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor, Reg. MBACP

Denise Marshall, BA (Hons), Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor, Reg. MBACP

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