Michael Gooby

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Counsellor and Hypnotherapist Acc. MNCPS prof.dip level 5
Available for new clients
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Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1LH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Offering face to face and online appointments.

Daytime, evening and Saturday morning availability - based in a semi-rural area on the outskirts of Chelmsford with easy parking in a quiet and discreet area.

I am a pluralistic Counsellor and Hypnotherapist - offering counselling and hypnotherapy

Hi, Welcome to my Counselling Directory Page. 

If something goes wrong or breaks, as all too often it does, we generally call someone to put it right. 

We tend not to question the fact we need it working or put right, we just know it does and that it won't fix itself. So why too often don't we apply this to ourselves? We tend to bury our heads into anything else hoping it will go away, it doesn't, it’s just packed away with all the other unaddressed thoughts feelings and emotions.

You have got this far and realised that you may need help with something that is going on for you

It may be that you're experiencing some form of:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement 
  • Early life scripting impacting on behaviours, thoughts and moods

This can seem scary or daunting to address, it really doesn't have to be.

It's just as important to look after ourselves as much as it is anyone else, without our own mindful balance we can't function as we should,and give the best out to others around us.

It's ok to not to be ok and it's ok to look at what's going on for us and optimise ourselves for a better and fulfilled life.

As a rule, human beings have the ability to heal themselves, yes this is true to a point, but how? Somewhere within us is the ability and answers that we need, the problem is accessing them, finding what deep inside is already there. This is where together I can help you; the road ahead can be a lonely one and hard to navigate alone. Walking beside you together and the key point here is "together" we can find a way forward that helps you move on with whatever is holding you back. I liken it to carrying a bag of many different pebbles, it gets heavier the more you collect and after a while we need to look at which ones are worth keeping and which ones, we need to release to lighten the load.  

I myself have experienced a sudden traumatic bereavement in my youth, and I have a deeper awareness of how trauma impacts on the person and the whole family. I also have experience of the chaos and pain addiction can cause to the individual and the family/friends. There are some things that, I believe, can't be taught out of a book.

Maybe you have experienced a recent or historical traumatic event? Remember traumatic is the event that happened and trauma is what we carry within us after the event because it can become a deep rooted memory that affects us not only cognitively but physically both consciously and unconsciously.

Another problematic area can be change, this can be environmentally, socially, employment, coming from within or just a change you need to challenge or accept. 

I am really easy to talk to and I do understand just how hard it is to make that first step.

Please reach out via telephone or email if you would like help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5) Prof. Dip PsyC
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (level 4) Dip CST
  • Diploma in Hynotherapy and Counselling Skills (level 3) Dip Hyp Cs
  • Certificate Counselling and Theory (level 3) VCT
  • Certificate in Bereavement and Grief 
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Accreditation with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) 
  • Accreditation with the National Hypnotherapy Society (NHS)

I have worked for a number of years in a charity organisation offering adult counselling and therapeutic support for grief, loss and trauma along experience in private practice offering individual and couples therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Individual 50 minute appointment £50.00

Couples therapy 60 minute £70.00

Further information

To aid a deeper level of awareness of how I work as a therapist, I am a pluralistic counsellor and hypnotherapist which means I incorporate the modalities of CBT, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counselling along with (if appropriate) Hypnotherapy and Psycho-education. I am committed not to leave you spinning in silent circles of distress but to work collaboratively in a solution focused way to pave a way forward.

Hill Farm, Church Lane, Ford End, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Michael Gooby
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