Tessa Wales (Registered MBACP)

Tessa Wales (Registered 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 openly about whatever is troubling you. I don't make judgements, but will support you in reaching a happier place.

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.

What can I 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 welcome you to give me a call in the first instance on: 07504 828 295 or click here to send me an email.

Where will the sessions take place?
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.

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

What is my therapy style?
I use an integrative approach which means I combine a range of counselling therapies tailoring them for each individual client.

How can counselling help me?
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.

Week-days 11am to 6pm.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 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.

Professional Association

I adhere to the ethical guidelines and other requirements of my professional association, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Counselling Room
  • gARDEN
  • Hadleigh Castle
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From £35.

Student Counsellors £30.

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

Sessions last 50 minutes.

Further information

My Story
I suffered from anxiety from my early twenties. With some challenging life events to deal with, I eventually reached out to a counsellor. Together we worked through my troubles and with her help I started to put myself back together. After some time I took a redundancy package from my employer and spent the money obtaining a counselling qualification. That was twelve years ago. I have been seeing clients for about 8. I have plenty of life experience to offer and the qualification to back it up.

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

Ground floor counselling room, but a couple of steps to enter the premises

Types of client

Older adults
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