Joanne Welsh BA (Hons) Counselling Studies MBACP - Primary Counselling Solutions

Joanne Welsh BA (Hons) Counselling Studies MBACP - Primary Counselling Solutions

Office H Dutch Barn
Old Park Farm Business Centre
Ford End
Great Dunmow

07825 777976

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About me

Your Mental Health Matters ......... Join me for a FREE 20 minute consultation session to discuss your current concerns.  Primary Counselling Solutions offers counselling and psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children and specialise in depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Working as an Integrative Counsellor/Therapist, with experience within primary schools, charities and NHS, a unique and bespoke intervention plan can be created utilising a number of therapeutic perspectives (humanistic/CBT) to really provide the change you are hoping for.

Within the private counselling room we can offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental approach to all clients who are currently experiencing difficulties in their life. Providing professional, empathic and encouraging support to make positive changes - we can work together, collaboratively to identify the areas of most concern. Through a full assessment, these concerns can be focused upon and a joint intervention plan can be created.

The private therapy practice is located within a beautiful rural therapeutic setting at Ford End - a high spec modern office with lift to second floor, just 5 minutes drive from the market town of Great Dunmow, Essex (ample parking available).

Therapists are registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all delivery of counselling services will be in accordance with the ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice’ of the BACP.  Supervision and record keeping (with data protection guidelines) all comply with the guidelines of the BACP.

  • Therapists have Professional Indemnity Insurance with Oxygen Insurance
  • Current Disclosure barring Service Certificates applicable
  • 50 minute one-to-one session - £50 per session.
  • FREE 20 minute consultation is available for initial contact.

FREE 20 minute consultation session is a chance for you to come and meet with me and decide whether you think I would be someone you would feel happy talking to and wish to continue working with.  The session will be an opportunity for us to talk through the counselling contract and for you to ask any questions.  We will talk briefly as to why you are seeking counselling/therapy at this time and what you hope to achieve from it.   There is no obligation for you to take things further, however if you do decide you would like to commit to the counselling, further sessions can be booked at this stage.   It is a good way of alleviating any apprehension you may have, and a warm welcome will be received.

Cancellations:  a 48hr period is required for cancellation of session - if outside of this timescale a £25 fee will automatically apply

Call today and speak with Joanne Welsh or email us at the address below: for an initial no obligation confidential discussion.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a focused and driven individual and am passionate in providing support to others while empowering them to build on their own strengths. Compassionate and empathic at all times. I have experience providing CBT therapy and counselling to individuals, families, and students. Proud to be a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP. A professional and solution focused individual who treats others with respect, fairness and dignity.

I have worked in primary schools providing early intervention for students aged 5-11 years.  Additionally I have experience of providing counselling to teenagers, supporting them through the challenging transition years.  I have also worked with Adults within Domestic Abuse support houses, some of which had experienced complex trauma.  Finally, working for the NHS within IAPT, I was able to focus on providing CBT therapy for Adult patients suffering with Anxiety and Depression.


  • BA (Hons) Counselling Studies - Integrative Therapy – 1st Class Honours.
  • Access Diploma (Social Work modules), Essex Consortium, Chelmsford College.
  • Registered 145825 Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP.

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Free 20 minute consultation upon first contact.

Concessionary rate for Counselling Students requiring personal therapy - £35 per session

Cancellation Fee - £25 if session not cancelled within 48hrs

Further information

What I can help with

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessions
  • OCD
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem
  • Child related issues
  • Relationships
  • Redundancy
  • Stress
  • Work related issues.

Types of therapy

  • Person-Centred
  • Behavioural
  • CBT
  • Cognitive
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis.

Clients I work with

Older adults
Young people.

How I deliver therapy                                                                                         

Short-term face-to-face
Long-term face-to-face
Telephone counselling

Maps & Directions

Great Dunmow, CM3 1LN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Lift available to first floor

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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