Nick Bacon

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Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP
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Chelmsford CM2 & Colchester CO5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified, experienced, BACP registered and accredited  psychodynamic counsellor and founder of Chelmsford Talking Therapy.

I work in full time private practice and offer confidential and therapeutic services for individuals who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties. These include - but are not limited to:

  • the suffering of acute anxiety
  • depression
  • panic attacks
  • eating disorders
  • bereavement
  • anger problems
  • and difficulties relating to trauma/PTSD

I also have extensive experience of supporting individuals who are struggling with work-related stress, both on a private basis and via Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s). I have worked with employees from numerous services including (and not limited to) the Home Office, Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police, BCH Police, Northumberland Police, Prison Service, Police Scotland, Royal Mail, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Scottish Government and EPUT as well as numerous schools services up and down the country.

I work with people both on a long and short-term or time-limited basis. I am flexible in my approach and in addition to providing face to face services, I also offer and am very experienced in telephone counselling, as well as counselling via online video links such as Skype or Zoom.

With over nine years' worth of experience providing individual counselling to both Adults and young people as well asfamily therapy, I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for individuals to explore their feelings and gain a greater understanding of different aspects of their lives both in the present and in the past.

It is my belief that having a strong sense of our true selves and our identity plays a large part in determining the quality of our mental health. I also believe that every one of us is different; I value individuality and approach every person who works with me, with that in mind.

Alongside psychodynamic counselling, I also specialise in Brief Solution Focused work which can be particularly beneficial in working towards rebuilding family relationships.

Who can I help?

My work is not limited to adults, I also have significant experience of working with children and young people/adolescents, families and couples, as well as individuals with additional needs such as autism and ADHD. I also have experience in facilitating group workshops for children, young people and adults. I am a recognised practitioner with a number of insurance providers including BUPA Healthcare and AXA.

I am passionate that everyone should be able to access appropriate, professional counselling and mental health support that is right for them. In the event that you feel unable to afford the ongoing cost of counselling, I am happy to explore other options, including subsidised sessions (subject to status), which may make therapy more accessible to you.

Getting in touch...

If you have any questions about counselling or would like to book an appointment to see me, then I would like to welcome you to get in touch today. You can either call or text/ WhatsApp me on 07875 263479 or you can click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

Industry Recognition:

  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) (reg. no. 228318)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD):

I undertake regular training to ensure my practice remains safe, current and evidence based. Recent examples include:

  • Child and Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness
  • Working with Dreams
  • Attachment Theory and Relationships
  • Working with Young People and Gangs
  • Restorative Justice
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness
  • Working with Homeless Young People
  • Working with Suicidal Ideation
  • Child Protection


  • Professional Indemnity Insurance provided by Towergate Insurance
  • Regular supervision of practice in line with BACP Ethical Framework with an accredited Counselling Supervisor

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

Face to face counselling:

  • Individuals: each 50 minute session in £50.00
  • Couples and Families: each 50 minute session is charged at £60.00
  • Concessional (subsidised sessions):  Chelmsford Talking Therapy offer a small number of sessions on a subsidised basis at £30 per 50 minute session, subject to individual circumstance. Please contact us for more details.

Skype/telephone counselling:

  • The fee for each 50 minute session is £50.00

Home Visits:

Home visits may be available with fees dependent on circumstance and location. Please contact me for further guidance and to discuss your particular needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available Monday to Friday all day and evening. Also available Saturday mornings

Further information

Our confidential, private counselling rooms are located in Moulsham Street, Chelmsford (15 minute walk from the bus/train station).

To ensure accessibility for all we also offer home visits, Skype and telephone counselling subject to personal circumstances.

Moulsham Mill, Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7PX

9 Grangewood Avenue, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9FR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Ground floor counselling rooms are available. Please contact me with your specific access requirements.

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