Tess Franklin

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BA (Hons) Reg. MBACP
Available for new clients
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Halstead, Essex, CO9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to Calm Waters Counselling.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost or alone in the world? Does it feel as though elements of your life are a struggle, leaving you unsure of where to turn? These feelings can have an ongoing negative impact on our well-being, leading us to experience stress, anxiety or depression. I believe that given the right conditions and support, everyone has the ability to live their best life and become the person they want to be. However for many of us, traumatic experiences throughout life have created barriers making it difficult for us to reach our full potential.

Maybe you have lost touch with the person you used to be and need a helping hand to fully engage with the person you wish to be?
Counselling can be the first step to removing the barriers which hold you back and prevent you from taking the path you were intended to follow.

I am a fully qualified person-centred therapist, offering a caring and non-judgmental safe space in which to explore the elements of your life which are causing you difficulty. I will be alongside you with whatever you bring to counselling and together we will find your route forward to a happier, more fulfilled life.

Contact me today for a free no-obligation 20 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss any issues you may have and your expectations of therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons) degree in Person-Centred Counselling - Essex University.

DipHE in Person-Centred Counselling - Essex University.   

CertHE Psychology - Open University.

I hold a DBS certificate and am fully insured.  

As a Registered Member of the BACP, I work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Sessions are 60 minutes in duration.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

2 Market Hill, Halstead, Essex, CO9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Tess Franklin
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