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

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


07475 520 419

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07475 520 419

About me


whether you are an individual or a couple, your browsing on the Counselling Directory indicates that something is seriously troubling you or your relationship(s). You may feel anxious or depressed, or you may be going through difficulties and challenges, possibly trauma, which you feel are dragging you down and making you lose control of yourself and your life. Your trouble is likely to be too deep and personal to be shared with a friend or a family member, or maybe you have nobody to share it with. What you need is somebody who stands outside of your social circle and can listen to you with all their attention without making any judgement and being hurt or hurtful.

But if you are visiting my profile, it is probably also because you are looking for somebody whose skills allow them to “hear” you, that is understand you, and not just superficially. It is also probably because you are looking for somebody who is able to help you make sense of things, of yourself, of your life, of your relationships and your issues, and thereby help you achieve progress in how you feel and possibly also in how you do things. You are likely to be looking for somebody who, in order to achieve these goals, is completely true and honest with you, never afraid of telling you things as they are and, when necessary, of questioning your thinking and challenging your assumptions, while always supporting you and being deeply empathetic.

Whatever psychological and emotional issues you may have (I cover most, as you will see from the lists further down the page), by working with me you will be able to freely express your thoughts and emotions in a confidential and safe environment. However, by choosing me as your supportive, dependable and solidly equipped companion in your therapy, you will also have an opportunity to embark on a journey of deep existential exploration which will push and open doors which have hitherto remained closed to you. The depth and quality of this exploration and reflection, as well as of the accompanying support, is where the service that I offer stands out. My in-depth understanding of human psychology and my ability to embrace and give meaning to most aspects of an individual's psychological life rests on my continued and intense commitment to my own personal and professional development, my extensive professional experience, very high level qualifications and long-term research activities.

At the end of your therapy with me, which can be short or long term depending on what you choose, you can expect to find yourself in a place where you have never been before. You will feel greatly empowered by a much deeper existential awareness and endowed with new skills as well as a sense of personal worth, purpose and freedom.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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, which visitors often notice.

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.

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 being a theory builder (which I am) rather than a theory follower (which is the general model in my profession) to facilitate deep and effective 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

As the long list of my qualifications shows (see below), I am very highly qualified and possess a unique set of qualifications. In addition, I have 26 years of research experience in psychology, psychotherapy, social sciences and other relevant domains, which provide my practice with a strong research background.

I am also very experienced. 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.

Together, my practical and theoretical experiences contribute to the 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 in Psychology
  • MSc in Psychology
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP accredited course)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (BACP accredited course)
  • Award in Counselling Concepts (BACP accredited course)
  • PhD in Sociology and Philosophy - deferred
  • MPhil in Sociology and Philosophy (with distinction)
  • MA in Philosophy
  • BA in Philosophy
  • BA in Social Anthropology and History

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.

Please note that I only work with adults and young people who are at least 16 years old.


The following fees apply:

Individuals: £60
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: (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
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