Dr Guy Van de Walle PhD, Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Psychologist

Dr Guy Van de Walle PhD, Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Psychologist


07475 520 419

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07475 520 419

About me


Are your objectives to:

  • Overcome anxiety, depression or stress;
  • develop a much deeper understanding of your life as well as of yourself, your feelings and your thoughts;
  • find who you truly are and explore how finding your true self can change your life;
  • overcome fears, abuse, traumas, hurts, guilt, and develop inner peace;
  • stop feeling inadequate and grow self-esteem and confidence;
  • process loss and grief, or any other deep emotions and feelings;
  • make sense of life and death, and reflect on your purpose;
  • make sense of and deal with an addiction or a so-called “personality disorder”;
  • address relationship issues, feel able to create and maintain “healthy” relationships.

I can help.

How I work & what you get

By working with me, you will be able to freely express your thoughts, your feelings and emotions (confidentially, of course), whatever they are. I will welcome you, the whole of you, and everything you say in a completely non-judgmental way, and facilitate the expression of the more difficult stuff when you feel ready. I work interactively and collaboratively. Therefore, I will also gently engage with you in discussions and facilitate an in-depth dialogue to examine your issues. I will help you explore whether and how these issues relate to your personality and aspects of your life, past and present, and human life in general. By offering you a quality of listening but also by asking you questions, challenging your assumptions and making suggestions to expand your ways of looking at things, I will help you progress in your ability to make sense of the issues which made you seek therapy, as well as develop your understanding of yourself and your life. For this, I will draw on psychotherapeutic theories and, more widely, on research in psychological and social sciences (including my own research and theories) as well as philosophy and the spiritual traditions, both western and eastern. An essential part of your process of healing and growth, your new insights will bring changes to the way you feel and, where necessary, to the way you live or behave. As is often the case, your insights may also allow you to rediscover (or discover for the first time) who you truly are as well as your inner worth and lovability, and approach life with a renewed sense of self. At the end of your therapy with me, which can be short or long term, you will feel enlightened, freer, empowered and more peaceful. You will feel better prepared to embrace your life and live it more fully.

My credentials

I am very highly qualified and experienced (see below). In addition, I have been involved in academic research for 27 years. My research activities in psychology, psychotherapy and other relevant domains such as social sciences, philosophy (both western and eastern) and the spiritual traditions, have allowed me to develop a very effective and accurate model of the human psyche and human psychological life which provides a solid foundation for my therapeutic interventions (see clients' testimonies on my website).

What issues do I deal with?

I cover most psychological and emotional issues, as you will see from the lists further down the page.

Who do I see?

I see individual and couples. You must be at least 16 years old.

Where and how?

I work from my private practice in Chelmsford, close to the city centre, with parking available and easy access by bus or train (the station is only a 15 minutes’ walk). The room and the house in which my practice is situated have a calming and positive energy.

Sessions are usually on a weekly basis and last 50 minutes. The frequency of meetings can be increased on request. The initial meeting to discuss your requirements will not commit you to further sessions unless you wish to proceed.

To find out more

If you wish to learn more about me and my services, please consult my website (link above) or contact me directly for a non-committing discussion over the phone or by email. I will be very happy to answer any queries you may have.

On my website

As well as presenting myself and my services in greater depth, I discuss the tremendous advantages of grounding my practice in my research activities. Being a theory builder rather than a theory follower (which is the general model in my profession) allows me to offer far more effective and responsive solutions to support therapeutic and developmental work.

You will also find a comprehensive FAQ page where I cover the main questions and concerns that one may have prior to getting involved in therapy.

Finally, testimonials from former clients will give you valuable information about what working with me feels like.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 16 years experience in private practice and have been working for two counselling organisations, namely Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service (HBBS) and Renew (ex. West Ham Central Mission, WHCM) between February 2013 and April 2016.

As you will see from the list below, I am highly qualified and possess a unique set of qualifications. In addition, I have 27 years of research experience in psychology, psychotherapy, social sciences, philosophy and other relevant domains, which provide my practice with a strong and solid foundation.

Together, my practical and theoretical experiences contribute to the breadth and depth of my understanding of my clients as individuals and human beings, as well as to the soundness of my therapeutic approach.

Relevant qualifications include:

PhD & MSc in Psychology
Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited course)
PhD in Philosophy & Sociology - deferred
MPhil in Philosophy & Sociology (with distinction)
MA & BA in Philosophy
BA in History & Social Anthropology

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Search for meaning, mid-life crisis, identity issues, fear of death, social-cultural exclusion, isolation, loneliness, feeling of inadequacy, exploration of spirituality, spiritual development.


The following fees apply:

Individuals: £60 (concessions available)
Couples: £80

Fees are negotiable depending on income and situation. Please inquire.

A cancellation policy applies (see my website for details).

Further information

For further details concerning my services, please consult my website: www.guyvandewalle.co.uk (link next to my picture on top of this page).

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekday appointments between 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm. Appointments can be made via email (please leave a mobile number), text or telephone. Calls are welcome between 9.30 am and 8.45 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults