Kathryn Leigh-Suddens - DipCouns. MBACP

Kathryn Leigh-Suddens - DipCouns. MBACP



01245 265673 / 07845 712930

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01245 265673 / 07845 712930

About me

I'm an experienced professional therapeutic counsellor, working with individuals and also couples. I practice in Chelmsford and in Stock, Essex, whichever suits your location, and I will provide you with a relaxed and safe environment where you will be able to talk freely, in confidence, without worry of criticism or judgment.

Whatever your issue, large or small, it's good to talk things over with a professional counsellor.  There is no shame in seeking help,  it's important that you feel better, get back on track, so you can start living life to the full again!  

Please see below for more information about the service I offer.  You might also like to check out the Testimonial section below, to see what my most recent clients have thought about their experience working with me. 

My Service:

Face to face sessions are at a regular time each week and they run for a full hour.  The photo below is taken in one of the therapy rooms I use in Chelmsford.

In our sessions you will get the opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings and to explore why you're feeling the way you do, so you can start to make sense of things and create solutions and strategies to move forward positively.

The time we have will be your time - I will be there with you, to support you, listening and responding objectively and with empathy.

There is no one size fits all when it comes to therapy, that's why I work in an integrative way; this is a great way to work!  It means I'm trained in several different approaches and so I can tailor our sessions to meet your personal needs.

Some of my clients feel more comfortable talking by telephone, so I also offer telephone counselling, if you would prefer it. This works in the same way, in that we have a regular hour long session each week throughout the time we are working together.


I hire a therapy room at the Primrose Clinic, the newly refurbished clinic in Chelmsford (see the photo's below). The address is:

89a Moulsham Street,
Essex CM2 0JF

I also practice at The Complementary Therapy Centre in Stock.  The address is:

18a Mill Road
Essex CM4

18a is positioned between the florists and the hair dressers.

My professional membership:

You can be sure that I will work ethically and safely with you and always in your best interests. I take confidentiality very seriously and I keep my training up to date with continued professional development. These are the requirements of the BACP, which is the professional body I’m a member of.  More information about the BACP can be found at www.BACP.co.uk

Testimonial - what my clients have said about the service I've provided:

'When I was at an all-time low I was advised to seek help.  I never thought I'd find someone who I could trust and who understood me but then I found Kathryn.  She helped me understand my feelings and gave me many coping mechanisms, I am extremely grateful for her incredible help and support.'

'Kathryn, many thanks for your guidance and support, which helped me through an extremely dark and stressful period in my life. Counselling is not something I would have thought to turn to, if it wasn't for the extremely distressing personal circumstances that I faced, especially as a man, but I see now how useful it can be to understanding myself and how some of my learnt coping strategies were actually fairly self-destructive. You have made my first experience of counselling an extremely good one and made it something I will return when I feel it's required. Thanks again'.

‘I believe Kathryn understood me more than I do myself… I was blown away at how insightful she was; she read between the lines of what I was saying and gave me great insight’.

‘Just a huge thank you to Kathryn for the service she’s provided to me, I have gained so much and I will always be grateful’.

‘I went to see Kathryn when I was at my lowest ebb. She had a way of understanding me that I’d never had before – she knew what I was feeling before I did and it helped me so much to make sense of things’.

‘I felt so relieved and grateful to be receiving some help, when I met Kathryn, I felt at ease and I knew I could trust her which was really important to me’.

Contact me:

Understandably, getting in touch for the first time can be daunting and it takes courage to seek out support, but let me put your mind at ease, I am approachable and down to earth, you can guarantee a friendly welcome when you contact me and importantly, you can talk to me in complete confidence!

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at The Counsel House, in Wickford, Essex and with the Open University (you can see my qualifications listed below).  I went on to work for Dove Bereavement Services in Essex, where I counselled people who had experienced trauma and loss, miscarraige, still birth, relationship issues, depression and anxiety.  Today I see individuals and couples with a full range of presenting issues in my own private counselling practice, I am also a counsellor at Safer Places in Essex where I work with people who have experienced domestic abuse.

My counselling qualifications include:

Dip. Integrative Counselling
Lifeforce Cert Couples Counselling
CPCAB Cert Counselling Studies
CPCAB Cert Counselling Skills
Cert Telephone Counselling

Other qualifications:

Bsc.hons / Msc.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • My counselling room in Chelmsford
  • The Primrose Hydrotherapy Clinic - where I hire a room
  • At work


My face to face sessions are £40 for one hour;  my telephone sessions are £35 an hour.

Maps & Directions

Stock, CM4
Chelmsford, CM2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Evenings, weekends and some daytime appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults