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Tamsin Cullen BSc (Hons.) PGDip, DIP Couns, BACP (Accred.), MNCS (Accred.) MFDAP

Chelmsford CM1 & Braintree / London CM77
07780 564027 07780 564027 Registered / Accredited
Chelmsford CM1 & Braintree / London CM77

About me

I work with people as individuals. I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, as well as including but not limited to, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues. EMDR is recommended for the treatment of PTSD in national and international guidelines including NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and WHO (World Health Organisation). I am also trained in EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol, which works by targeting the positive association created between feeling and addiction/ behaviour.

I work with a range of issues (including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, relationships, addictions, family concerns, workplace issues, stress) please see below for all areas. Sometimes people may struggle to understand why they feel the way they do, and counselling can help to ascertain what is happening, and why, enabling you to move towards a healthier mindset and general wellbeing. Others may have very clear ideas about the cause of, or presenting problem they wish to seek some help and guidance for. I will work with you in a completely non-judgemental and empathic way to help you achieve your goal/s.

The sessions are provided in a safe and confidential environment whereby you can feel at ease to talk freely. As a therapist I will not tell you what to do, but will help guide you towards self discovery. We will work together.

I am a registered provider with multiple insurance companies, please enquire to check.

I provide clinical supervision- please enquire with your requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the field of mental health and associated areas for 18 years and within the field of Addictions for 9 years. My work experience includes working in private psychiatric hospitals, prisons, Police, National Probation Service, rehabs, Community and within the Office of Director for Public Prosecutions (Sydney, Australia). I work with individuals, couples, families and within group settings. I offer consultations for assistance with rehab options, both nationally and internationally, and can provide an end to end service to facilitate seeking the most beneficial treatment according to individual wants and needs, followed by through care support, if desired.

I also do some work for The Priory Group, UK as well as providing therapy and consultation to private clinics both nationally and internationally.

My qualifications include:

  • BSc (Hons.) Psychology and Sociology
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychology
  • Skills in Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Practitioner Diploma in CBT
  • EMDR Level 1,2, 3, 4 (undergoing Accreditation)
  • EMDR G-TEP and R-TEP (Group/Individual work)
  • EMDR Feeling State Protocol specifically used for a range of addictions
  • EMDR Workshops ongoing for a variety of specific areas, e.g. Military, Dissociation, eating Disorders etc


I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland,a member of Trauma Aid UK, and a member of Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP).

I abide by the BACP code of ethics and as such continue to develop my skills, knowledge and practice by continuing professional development in the form of seminars, workshops, training and clinical supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If there is an area you feel you need some help and support with, and it is not listed please do not hesitate to contact me to see if I can help, if I can not, I will endeavour to assist you with finding someone who can.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Discount for armed forces/ NHS

Length of session according to want and need - to be agreed following consultation.

I am a registered provider with multiple insurance companies, please enquire to check.

Further information

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email. I understand and appreciate that finding the right therapist can be overwhelming and daunting when taking the first step to make contact.

Chelmsford
CM1

Braintree / London
CM77

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Various

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Tamsin Cullen BSc (Hons.) PGDip, DIP Couns, BACP (Accred.), MNCS (Accred.) MFDAP

Tamsin Cullen BSc (Hons.) PGDip, DIP Couns, BACP (Accred.), MNCS (Accred.) MFDAP