Tessa Wales Registered Member MBACP

Tessa Wales Registered Member MBACP

South Benfleet

07504 828 295

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South Benfleet

07504 828 295

About me

I am fully and professionally qualified with many years experience in counselling. I provide a safe, confidential place for you to talk about whatever is worrying you.  I will not be advising or judging you.  I will offer you support in coping with what you are going through and talk over options available to you.

Please think about contacting me for counselling if you are feeling

  • anxious or panicky
  • sad or depressed
  • angry, irritable or jealous
  • confused or can't cope
  • suffering bereavement or loss
  • having relationship issues

Whatever the problem come and talk it through, consider your options and look forward to happier times.

Professional Association
I adhere to the ethical guidelines and other requirements of my professional association, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This is important as it provides reassurance to clients that the confidential service I provide stays within tight professional boundaries so that you have complete peace of mind.

What to expect
If you do decide to contact me we will agree a convenient time for our first session. Then you can tell me as little or as much as you want on that day, and we will take it from there. We will talk and work together as equals, so please do not be put off if you find the idea of counselling a bit daunting at first.  I have a private, comfortable, warm and airy counselling room offering a quiet safe space to talk. Take time to step away from everyday stresses to a calm place allowing you to think, feel, and talk in peace.

Therapy Style
I use an integrative approach which means I combine a range of counselling therapies tailoring them for each individual client.

Maybe you will want to look back at your life to gain insight into what has happened so far and why you are feeling as you do. Or you might want to talk about what is happening now and consider options for acceptance or change so that you can look forward to a happier future. If you wish, we can also look ahead to discover how you would like your life to be and work towards that.  

We will discuss how we work together so that our sessions suit your individual needs. 

Not available at present

Training, qualifications & experience

Related Qualifications
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
Integrative Approach to Working with Couples
Eating Disorder and Nutritional Intervention Training
Working with Clients with Personality Disorders
Attachment and Loss Theory and Practice
Working with Clients who Self Harm

I am committed to keeping my knowledge up to date and continue with my professional training and development.  I have attended numerous post qualification courses to this end.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


From £35

Student Counsellors £30

I will consider a reduced fee for those who genuinely need it, at my complete discretion.

Sessions last 60 minutes

Further information

Very close to Benfleet BR station.
Easy to find, quiet location.
Off-street parking.
Convenient by road or rail.

Maps & Directions

South Benfleet, SS7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme