Kelly Mayes. MBACP, B.A Hons Counselling, Dip CBT.
I understand that coming into a counselling room for the first time is daunting, and asking someone else to listen to you can be scary. Just knowing where to start is sometimes quite difficult for clients, we pride ourselves on being warm, welcoming, non-judgemental and empathetic with our clients at all times.
I am aware that when people begin exploring thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviours it can be difficult and painful, yet this is what I see leads my clients on to change and they have happier and more positive outlooks.
l work as a Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, however I am also qualified in Transactional Analysis and motivational interviewing and we can incorporate this into therapy if we both agree it would benefit you.
I have experience working as a counsellor for mental health charities such as MIND, within schools and for the NHS. I have worked with adults, children and young people, as individuals or as families/ couples, giving me vast experience in a range of areas.
I have offices in Southend, Rayleigh, Brentwood and Chelmsford. All easily accessible from the surrounding high streets.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Children and Young Person Improving Access to Psychological Therapies - Enhanced Evidence Based Practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Post Graduate Certificate
Group Facilitation Skills
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Individuals: £40 a session
Couples: £60 a session
Concessions for students and individuals claiming ESA or JSA.
I have worked as a counsellor at Mind, dealing with adults who are suffering from a range of mental health issues and disorders. Also within primary schools in the Essex area and for the NHS, under the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) department, as a counsellor, dealing with children 4 - 18 years old, who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues as part of a multi-disciplinary team. I also work for companies and agencies providing counselling support for staff members for issues such as bereavement, work related injury, stress, and anxiety issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am - 8pm Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm Saturday - Sunday We have offices in Chelmsford, Rayleigh, Southend and Brentwood
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|