Taking Stock Counselling

Taking Stock Counselling

Bowers Gifford

07708 960 423

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About us

Taking Stock Counselling are experienced, patient and empathic , with a focus on providing quality, experienced counselling.

We work with Adults and Couples.

We are registered members of the BACP(British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work to the ethical framework.  We hold professional indemnity insurance and are DBS checked.

Our female counsellor is  integratively trained with their core being Psychodynamic, this means that she is able to tailor the sessions to your needs. We are able to offer short term work which is usually 6-8 sessions or medium to long term counselling which is open ended for clients who need a safe place and dedicated time to work through their difficulties within a confidential space. She has specifically worked in the area of trauma for over 7 years.

We work with domestic, sexual and child sexual abuse (all genders) relationship issues, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma , stress, panic attacks, mental health, self harm, work related stress, low self esteem, OCD, Post traumatic stress, separation & divorce, suicidal thoughts, bereavement and loss, etc.

Why Contact Us?

There are so many reasons why people need counselling and no matter what your reason, Taking Stock are able to offer you a place where you are able to talk and explore your issues and options which will help you to resolve your distress.

We cannot change our history, but we can change the way it impacts on our life in the here and now. I will offer you a confidential and empathic space so that together we can look at ways of understanding your situation and choosing how you would like to move forward.

Located in Bowers Gifford, with free parking and secure entry for added safety/confidentiality.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills
  • Specific training for working with the after effects of Stalking
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
  • Certificate in Working with FGM
  • Certificate in working with Human Trafficking
  • Certificate in Working with Trauma and Dissociation
  • Experience with working within the legal system supporting victims of sexual crimes.
  • Experience working within a Refuge setting
  • Experience working within a rape and abuse agency
  • Experience of group supervision and group facilitation
  • Specialist training in working with those abused in childhood
  • Specialist training in working with those who have experienced an abusive relationship.
  • Certified Facilitator of The Freedom Programme
  • Developer and facilitator of Bespoke Domestic Abuse Courses
  • Developer and facilitator of Bespoke Stalking Recovery Programme
  • Specific training in working with the effects of Trauma

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Counselling Sessions £40- £60 per 50 minute session.

Couples £60 per hour.

Supervision £50 per hour and a half. Discount for Trainee Counsellors or those on low income.

Bespoke packages for groups.

Maps & Directions

Basildon, SS13

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Room is upstairs. There is no lift


8am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I work integratively in my supervision sessions.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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