Mandy Sellens

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MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling, Dip CBT
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Grays, Essex, RM16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified counsellor based in Grays, Essex. I use an integrative approach to therapy in order to suit individual needs.  I have a range of experience working with adults, adolescents and children.

I work to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to identify and explore your difficulties. I will support you to nurture your personal growth, become more self-aware and guide you to find your own solutions and make positive changes.

Through empathic understanding and positive regard, we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship, where you feel comfortable unloading the stresses of life and experience being truly heard.

I have worked with a number of difficulties, to include anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, self-harm, anger management, OCD, trauma, abuse, ADD/ADHD and autism, gender and sexuality, relationship difficulties, loss of identity and low self-esteem/confidence, to name but a few.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma
  • CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health
  • Member of the BACP
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

Continuous Professional Development:-

  • Revolutionising Trauma Treatment
  • Impact of Childhood Trauma on the Brain
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Gender & Sexuality Training
  • ADHD in Teens & Adults
  • Counselling ADHD
  • Autism & Anxiety
  • The Psychology of Sexual Violence
  • Treating OCD
  •  Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • J9 Training
  • Applying Attachment Theory
  • Supporting Clients with Body Dysmorphia


  • I am currently working with adults and young people (16+ years) in private practice.  As well as this, I work for a charitable organisation as a counsellor for children and young people (age 5-18 years). Prior to this, I volunteered as a counsellor for adults for a well known organisation.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I offer face-to-face, remote and telephone counselling.

Initial contact can be made via a free 15 minute telephone conversation. This is a good opportunity for you to give a brief description of your needs and for us both to assess whether we are the right fit for one another.

Grays, Essex, RM16

Type of session

In person
Mandy Sellens
Mandy Sellens