Kelly Mayes. MBACP, Ba (Hons) Counselling, Dip CBT.

Kelly Mayes. MBACP,  Ba (Hons) Counselling, Dip CBT.



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About me

Coming into a counselling room for the first time can be overwhelming and asking someone else to listen to you, can be anxiety provoking, just knowing where to start is sometimes difficult for clients. We understand this and therefore provide a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment for our clients at all times.

I am aware that when people begin exploring their thoughts, feelings and emotions it can be difficult and painful, yet with the right level of empathy and teaching you the skills you need to make changes, leads my clients on to happier futures.

l work primarily as a Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner, however, I am also qualified in Transactional Analysis and Motivational Interviewing. We can incorporate any of these 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 wide range of areas. I work with people who are mainly experiencing issues such as anxiety, grief, low mood, depression, experiences of trauma and suicidal ideation.

I have offices in Southend, Rayleigh, Brentwood and Chelmsford. All easily accessible from the surrounding high streets.

Please note if you are NHS staff and you have been affected in your work or family, by the coronavirus, I will offer 6 free sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons): Counselling
Fda: Counselling
Practitioners Diploma: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Post Graduate Certificate: Children and Young Person Improving Access to Psychological Therapies - Enhanced Evidence Based Practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Group Facilitation Skills

Narrative Exposure Therapy - Trauma/PTSD work

OCD Training

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individuals: £40 a session
Families and Couples: £60 a session
Concessions for students and individuals claiming ESA or JSA.

Further information

I have worked as a counsellor at Mind, mainly with adults who are suffering from a range of mental health issues and disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar and personality disorders. I work within primary schools in the Essex area and for the NHS, under the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) department, we see children 4 - 18 years old, who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues, such as anxiety, low mood, suicidal ideation, emotional issues, experiences of trauma and phobias, I work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. I also work for companies and agencies providing counselling support for staff members who are experiencing issues such as bereavement, work related injury, stress, and anxiety.

Maps & Directions

Rayleigh, SS6
Chelmsford, CM1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Rayleigh office has wheelchair access


8am - 8pm Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm Saturday - Sunday We have offices in Chelmsford, Rayleigh, Southend and Brentwood

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme