About me

Talk to someone who cares... my aim is to support you on a journey towards living life to your full potential. I can offer a safe, confidential, friendly environment in order for you to explore your thoughts and feelings surrounding whatever issues you may have.

You may be suffering with stress, anxiety, depression because of something that has happened, or you may not know the reason why. The COVID-19 pandemic represents an immense challenge to many of us. The negative mental health effects of the pandemic include, the effects of physical distancing, social isolation, mental wellbeing, possibly the loss of a loved one. One of the feelings millions of us are experiencing is loneliness. The thought of getting back to some sort of normality may also feel daunting.

Sometimes even close friends and family are too emotionally involved to be able to help or really listen. My role as a counsellor is to support you with these feelings and together we can look at ways to get your life back on track.

A little bit about my background-

So strong was my desire to help and support other people, that in 2008 I decided to train as a Counsellor. I qualified as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor after 3yrs of studying and then went onto study for another 2yrs and qualified at a higher level. I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their code of ethics.

The way that I work-

My work involves using a number of different approaches in order to suit each individual. I work Humanistically whereby the focus is on self-development, growth and responsibilities. I seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the 'here and now'.
I offer both long term and short term therapy for all ages from 13yrs upwards.
I have successfully worked with adolescents and adults with a wide variety of issues, including- work/school related issues, relationship issues, bereavement, anger- management, grief and loss, depression, self-harm, panic attacks, anxiety....

"Dear Natalie,
        Thank you for doing the job you do.....so well. I would never have believed I could feel so much better, but with your support I do. I feel like I can really live my life and enjoy it.
Best wishes

If you are unsure as to whether or not I can help, please get in touch using the details provided, we can have a chat over the phone or via email.

My location-

I work in a lovely quiet location in Thaxted, Essex which is about 10-15mins from Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Stansted and about 25mins from Braintree and Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire. There's available parking.

Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email with any questions you may have. You can also visit my website for more details www.natalieselbycounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4- 2008-2011
Diploma in Counselling Practice Level 5- 2011-2013
BACP Certificate of Proficiency No: 715509
Voluntary Counsellor- Place2be- 2010-2013
High Intensity Counsellor - Mind in West Essex- 2013- present
Counselling tutor/trainer- various workshops and courses
Project Manager- Comic Relief funded project supporting families bereavement - 2014-2015
Private Practice-2013- present

Counselling Assessor - Mind in West Essex-July 2017- present

Staff Counsellor- Essex County Council- May 2018- Jan 2021

Staff Counsellor - Anglia Ruskin University - April 2021- present

I attend many Continuing Professional Development courses (CPD) in order to work to the best of my ability.
Ongoing monthly supervision sessions.

Member organisations


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.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions are £45 for individuals per 50 minute session (expect to pay £50 for evening appointments)

£55-£65 for couples depending on the length of the session (expect to pay £60-£70 for evening sessions)

Students and those on benefits or low income can avail of special concessions


I can offer flexible appointment times in order to accommodate those who can't make 9-5pm.

Further information

I am fully insured and have an Enhanced CRB Certificate

I will look forward to hearing from you.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.