Kelly Mayes. MBACP, Ba (Hons) Counselling, Dip CBT.
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
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
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
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Individuals: £40 a session
Families and Couples: £60 a session
Concessions for students and individuals claiming ESA or JSA.
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
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|