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About me

Healing happens when we have the courage to share our story with someone who can hear it with empathy and understanding. I look forward to hearing your story.

All counsellors aim to provide a safe space where clients can explore their feelings and issues away from their daily lives. Psychodynamic counselling looks to identify the original cause of an issue rather than focusing on the symptoms.

We like to think that we are in control of our feelings and behaviour. However, we have an unconscious inner world which influences us. We can get to know your inner world through talking about your feelings, current experiences, your childhood, your relationships, your thoughts and your dreams. The counselling room is relaxed and reflective to allow for contemplation. It’s ok to talk about whatever pops into your head, there is no agenda, you don’t need to prepare what you will talk about beforehand. You can even just be silent if that’s what you feel like in that moment. It’s your space and your time.

Originating from Freud’s psychoanalysis and developed to incorporate the best of modern theoretical thinking with an effective therapeutic approach, psychodynamic counselling is evidence-based and supported by the latest developments in neuroscience.

I offer:

Weekly open-ended psychodynamic counselling for adults

This involves deep work looking to identify the origins of anxiety and depression. We work at your pace and you can attend for as long as you need. We will look to the past, current relationships and our relationship in the counselling room.

Weekly time-limited counselling for adults

Brief work of 8, 12 or 16 sessions to focus on one recurrent pattern of behaviour. This is particularly suited to Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs).

I offer face-to-face counselling in Purleigh, Essex, easily accessible from the Chelmsford, Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers, Billericay and Wickford areas.

I also currently offer telephone counselling or online counselling via Zoom.

Contact me to arrange an assessment session to see if you are happy to work with me. I understand that it may feel scary to start counselling but don't worry, it'll be ok. I will take a history and we can identify your objective for the counselling. The assessment session is 1 hour with subsequent sessions lasting 50 minutes. We will agree a day and time for counselling and this will be your regular slot.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited course)
  • Foundation Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Telephone Psychodynamic Counselling training
  • Brief Work training
  • Continuous professional development training
  • B.A. (Hons) European Business

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

  • Psychodynamic therapy


£45.00 per session


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Nature's Medicine Clinic
Corporation House, Hackmans Lane

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

There are stairs to the counselling room.

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Josephine Lyne MBACP Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor

Josephine Lyne MBACP Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor