Nathalie Macleod MBACP Reg
I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgmental professional service where you can explore the issues that matter to you within your life. I work with stress, anxiety, loss, illness, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger management along with many other areas of counselling.
I believe that we are all different and unique. Therefore, I work in an integrative way, which means that I use a range of approaches tailored to your needs and the nature of the material you bring into therapy. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person, I offer both short term therapy, which is about six sessions and more long term or open ended counselling if it’s required. We can discuss this during our assessment session.
My private practice is in quiet and private setting in Ingatestone. There is plenty off road parking. I also hire an office in Chelmsford if it is more convenient for you.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their ethical frameworks. I also have full professional indemnity insurance and am committed to ongoing personal and professional development.
I aim to give you an opportunity to think and talk about what’s going on for you, to understand more about why you are feeling as you do, and to support you to find your own ways forward in the situations that you face whether this is in your current situation or from past memories and experiences.
Understandably, finding a counsellor can sometimes be a daunting experience, so please be assured of a sympathetic response if you get in touch with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications:
I studied, trained and qualified at LIFE-FORCE Counselling Centre in Colchester. I work in private practice, but I am also based in Chelmsford.
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Life-force Gold Books Standard)
- BACP Accredited Certificate in Integrative Counselling (Life-force Gold Books Standard)
- PGCE Teaching qualification (Lancaster University)
- Anxiety disorders training
- Anxiety UK Approved therapist
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Confidentiality and Good Practice In Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I previously worked as a secondary and primary school teacher for a number of years, so I have experience working with children and teenagers.
I am currently working for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity where I provide counselling for adult clients, and I also hold a private practice.
I endeavor to continue ongoing professional development through the year.
I provide sessions in French.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently employed as a counsellor for Helen Rollason, so I have experience with cancer patients, and their families helping them with the challenges that cancer can bring and bereavement.
Being an approved therapist for anxiety UK, I provide workshops to help individuals manage stress and anxiety. I also work for a hospital providing counselling for health employees suffering from stress and anxiety.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
Starting counselling may feel daunting, so at our initial appointment we will establish if we can work together and I can answer any questions you might have.
For the initial assessment or for counselling sessions:
Initial assessment - FREE for a 30 minute session
Adults : £40-£50 per 50 minute session
Young people: £40-£50 for 50 minute session
Children: £35 -£40 for 40 minute session
I provide home visits for clients with transport problems as a result of disability issues. I am happy to accommodate such requests as long as the home environment is conducive to therapy setting. Further details are available on request.
£60-£80- depending on mileage.
For student counsellors and according to client need, this will be agreed at our assessment session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening , Saturday mornings availability
Types of client