Maaike Beech

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MBACP Accred., Trauma Specialist, Trainer & Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Rochford SS4 & Southend-on-Sea SS1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to The Beech Practice!

Sometimes it's difficult to know when to ask for help. You might be struggling with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, sleeping difficulties, concentration problems, flashbacks, or simply a sense that something isn't quite right. But, I believe that there is hope to recover, hope for feeling better, hope to get out of a place of feeling stuck. 

With 16+ years experience I provide Humanistic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, the Rewind-Technique, EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Therapy (Level 1). I also deliver a range of counselling training and supervision for trainee counsellors, as well as to experienced qualified counsellors. I am a Clinical Lead for the Children's Society and coordinate the support, training and best practice guidance for all counsellors, psychotherapists, psychological therapists and clinical supervisors.

My team and I are all qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who have specialised in supporting people with their traumatic experiences. We are all trained slightly differently and therefore have got something different to offer. All our counsellors and psychotherapists and registered with either the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or the NCPS (National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society). I am a BACP Accredited member, as well as a NCPS Senior Accredited Member. The team consists of:

- Kelly Walters: Qualified, experienced MBACP Accredited and experienced in working with trauma and grief.

- Alison Bradford: Qualified, experienced NCPS Accredited counsellor who specialises in trauma and school counselling.

- Rebecca McDonnell: Qualified, experienced, MBACP Registered, and experienced as a counselling manager in different schools.

I believe it is very important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor or therapist. You can therefore use a first appointment to get to know each other better, and to spend some time figuring out how counselling or trauma therapy might be helpful for you.

We also support professionals:

Foundation Diploma - Therapeutic Safety in Trauma (NCPS Quality Checked)

If you are a student or qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist or any other professional who works with trauma: We now also regularly run a NCPS Quality Checked Foundation Diploma - Therapeutic Safety in Trauma! This 10 day training takes place on one Sunday month and starts in September 2023 in the area of Southend-on-Sea, as well as in January 2024 in Grays and in April 2024 Online. You can find more information on: Contact us if you are interested!

Diploma Trauma-Informed Clinical Supervision

If you have at least 450 client hours or 3 years' post-qualifying experience and you would like to train to become a qualified clinical supervisor: Join us now! This 60 hour experiential and integrative training will teach you 3 clinical supervision models of Hawkins' and Shohet's Seven Eyed-Modes, the Reflective Model and the Humanistic Model. We will also work extensively through Ethics and Clinical Supervision Skills. This training will start in January 2024. You can find more information here: Contact us if you would like more information!

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:

  • 2022 - 2023 Level 1 SP for the treatment of trauma - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 
  • 2022 - 2023: Diploma Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) - Ongoing
  • 2022 - EMDR - Level 1, 2 & 3 - Completed. 
  • 2021 - 2022 - Post-Graduate Certificate Clinical Supervision, with honors
  • 2021 - Diploma Gambling Counselling, with distinction
  • 2020 - Certified Cyber Therapy - Young People & Adults
  • 2019 - Advanced Diploma Psychotherapy, with distinction
  • 2018 - Certificate Counselling Supervision
  • 2018 - Practitioners Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • 2017 - Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2009 - BSc (Hons) Degree Social Work, Considered Dutch equivalent of a  Degree Counselling
  • 2006 - BSc Degree in Teaching

Aside from qualifications, I have completed much Continual Professional Development Courses (CPD), which includes:

- Infant and Pregnancy Loss Training (accredited by the Foundation for Infant and Pregnancy Loss)

- Working practically with Dissociation

- Body awareness in Psychotherapy

- Somatic Psychology as integrated into Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment

I specialize in working with any form of trauma, including domestic abuse, sexual abuse (including CSA/ CSE), car accidents, traumatic bereavements, complex PTSD, dissociation difficulties (including Dissociative Identity Disorder), FGM, sudden illness, trafficking and torture. I am trained in the Rewind-Technique by Human Givens College. The Rewind-Technique is a gentle trauma-technique which allows you to process the traumatic memory whilst feeling safe and present.

I have also been trained in Trauma-Focused CBT by the Anna Freud Centre in London, which is a gentle way to increase a sense of safety, working to manage your post-trauma symptoms such as re-living, avoidance, hyper-arousal and negative views of yourself or the world. We can look at processing some of the feelings or traumatic experiences as well. Some people find that very helpful, for others it may not be necessary. The sessions will always be tailored to your wants and needs.

I have also trained in EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. This is a very effective method in the treatment of trauma, as well as anxiety disorders, pain, phobias, grief, depression, addictions, etc.

Aside from specializing in trauma, I also specialize in working with bereavement and loss. I worked for 4 years for a Hospice in Chelmsford, and have provided bereavement counselling through the years in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. A loss may include a loss of a person, a job, marriage, contact with family, house or a pet. If you feel you are struggling, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma-Focused Therapy

Online Counselling

Telephone Counselling

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£65.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva

Additional information

One-to-one counselling and Trauma Therapy:

If you live in the boroughs of Southend, Rochford, or Castlepoint, you can access one-to-one counselling and trauma therapy for the discounted rate of £65 for a 50-minute session. 

If you live in any other part of the United Kingdom (including London, Birmingham and Newcastle), or any other part of the world (including the Netherlands and Belgium), the rates of counselling are £75 for a one-to-one session.

EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is slightly more expensive, as the sessions are 75 minutes, instead of 50 minutes long.

One-to-one Clinical Supervision:

* Qualified counsellor/ therapist:   £75 for 1.5 hours, £60 for 1 hour

* Student counsellor/ therapist:    £60 for 1.5 hours, £45 for 1 hour

Both one-to-one counselling/therapy and supervision is now also possible through telephone/online sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available on:

* Wednesdays: 01:30p - 5pm

* Thursdays: 08:30am - 5pm 

* Fridays: 08:30am - 5pm

My team of trauma counsellors has additional availability from Monday to Friday.

Further information

If you would like a bit more information about how telephone, online or messaging counselling works, please send me a message. We can talk about whether this might be a better solution and option for you, rather than face-to-face sessions.

My team of experienced trauma specialists usually have availability to offer you a session within the week. Contact me now to get your first session booked in.

40 Weir Pond Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1AH

4 Weston Chambers, Weston Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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40 Weir Pond Road - Rochford has a ground floor room available, so no stair case is needed. It does not however have disabled access.

Additional languages

Dutch/ Nederlands

Online platforms



In person

Clinical Supervision for student and qualified counsellors/ therapist, using Hawkins' & Shohet's model. A safe space to explore your practice.

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