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Mind in West Essex

Dunmow CM6 & Harlow CM18
01371 876641 01371 876641

About us

We believe that with the appropriate support everyone has the potential to take steps that will improve their quality of life. We support people of West Essex affected by mental ill health, and the people around them, to take these steps. We aim to achieve this by providing a range of focused activities and opportunities. We are committed to finding ways of developing these activities in a way that makes them easy accessible and responsive to the needs of the local population.

There are many different styles of counselling available; the style chosen can have a significant impact on the successful outcome of your sessions and this is identified in the initial free session. We have therapist covering couples, families and individual therapy. We offer Life Management Skills which use CBT techniques to enable self support help. We offer a range of Mental Health First Aid training and are developing Coping with Life courses.

Training, qualifications & experience

Person centred
counselling

1999-2000

Certificate in
counselling

Person centred
counselling

16/04/2003

Diploma in PC
counselling

Person centred
counselling

12/06/2003

3 hour masterclass

The leading edge

Professor Dave Mearns

Working with survivors
of abuse

2003

12 hours of thepretical
teaching and skills
practice

Jennifer Sandelson

Lynne Kaye

Centre for
Psychoanalytic studies

2008

Who would want to be
a teenager in britain
today

David Millar

St Georges University
of  SWLondon Mental
Health NHS trust

2009
2010

Foundation of
Systemic practice
Applications and skills

Accredited at
Intermediate Level
Family Systemic
Therapy

MiWE/
PCT

MFHA

2010

Certificate in
counselling

MiWE

Introduction to child
protection

2013

M Foster

Level A Introductory IPT
course

2013

Certificate of
completion

MiWE

Dr Susan Howard and
Dr Anna Marley

Level B Accreditation
Status  IPT

2014

Certificate of
completion

MiWE

Dr Susan Howard and
Dr Anna Marley

IPT Refresher day

2015

WEM

Dr Rosalyn Law

Member organisations *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

This is a fee paying service but you will receive a free initial consultation with one of our experienced assessment team.

The costs for this service are:

Individual Counselling and Coaching: £40 for a 50 minute session

Life Management Skills: £40 for initial 90 minute session and £20 thereafter for each 30 minute session

Couples Counselling and Hypnotherapy: £50 for a 80 minute session

Specialist Sessions that require 80 minutes: £50 for each 80 minute session

Family Therapy: £80 for an 80 minute session with 2 therapists

Further information

We have some funded projects that available for as free services. We run a befriender initiative that helps people suffering from a mental illness to integrate back into social settings. We have our peer lead groups that include the allotment, reading groups, exercise groups and other general social activities.

Personal budgets are part of a way of managing your care and support. This is sometimes called personalisation, and is designed to make sure the help you receive suits you as an individual.

You may be eligible for care if you have needs connected with any kind of disability or illness, and those needs prevent you staying well, looking after yourself, your home or your family; or feeling included in your community.

Mind In West Essex
10-11 Corner House
Bush Fair
Harlow
Essex
CM18 6NZ

Mind In West Essex
Uttlesford Community Hub
45 Stortford Road
Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1DQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Mon-Saturday 8-8pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Social

Mind in West Essex

Mind in West Essex