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About us

In line with current Government Directive around Covid-19 , all sessions are currently being carried out either by online video session or telephone only.

We are a professional therapeutic counselling service, committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children, young people and adults. All of our work is private & confidential and carried out in a safe and warm environment in rooms within the Essex and Kent area.

Our prime location is at The Butterfly Rooms, which is situated in the grounds of The Orsett Hall Hotel and Spa, set within twelve acres of beautiful landscaped gardens in the Essex countryside. This tranquil and relaxing setting is the perfect space for a therapeutic and holistic experience. We also facilitate sessions within other locations within Essex, Kent and London.

Our specialised and unique Emotional Wellbeing Service offers a confidential school based counselling service to both primary and secondary schools, working on a 1-1 basis with individual students. Furthermore we work closely with child protection officers, CAMHS, EWMHS and social services. Our service covers schools within Essex, Greater London and the Home Counties.

UniqueMinds has also developed a comprehensive program for Emotional Wellbeing workshops to help improve the emotional understanding of children and young people. The workshops enable students to cope with life's challenges,handle stress around exams, build strong relationships and improve their confidence and self esteem. These workshops for students from Key Stage 2, are delivered as part or extension of a comprehensive PSHE school's curriculum developing young people skills and understanding their emotional awareness. Parenting workshops are also available.

Topics cover a range of emotional and mental health issues including:

  • Understanding Self Harm
  • Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • Developing Skills for Self Esteem and Body Confidence
  • Bereavement and Loss

Training, qualifications & experience

At UniqueMinds, we are all passionate and driven individuals. As therapeutic staff, we are professionally and highly qualified to either higher diploma or degree level and are accredited counsellors with the BACP and/or registered members on their accredited voluntary register. We all hold individual indemnity insurance, are enhanced DBS checked with online tracker, and committed with continuing our on-going professional and personal development to enhance our practice.

Our ethos is to work within the needs of our clients, embracing the difficuities they maybe facing and researching where necessary a multi disciplinary approach to address presenting issues, outside established boundaries, therefore reaching healthy adjustment alongside a new understanding of complex situations.

Training includes

  • BA(Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Dip HE in Person Centred Counselling
  • Dip HE in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 4 Designated Safe Guarding Officer ( OFSTED Registered Individual)
  • Family Therapy and Therapeutic Mediation
  • Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Play and Sand Therapy
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Working with Transgender and Sexuality
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Trauma and EMDR
  • Eating Disorders and Dysfunctional Eating
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Working with the Carers of people with Dementia
  • Self Harm
  • Self Esteem and Body Image

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.


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Some of our counsellors are also NLP trained practitioners


Additional information

Due to our numerous services, please call us for an informal discussion to establish your needs and fees accordingly.

Therapeutic Mediation and Family Therapy services fees are variable depending on circumstances and service provided.

We also offer a report writing facility for our clients when required by other professional bodies. Fees from £30.00.

Further information

Other Services

UniqueMinds Therapeutic Mediation Services are offered to families going through legal separation with or without court involvement. Our family therapists are experienced in supporting clients and enabling families to find better ways of communicating and resolving conflicts. As mediators, we believe in working closely with all professionals and external agencies to promote a process that emphasises resolution.We work alongside other professional agencies including social services and CAFCASS.

EAP work is available upon request.

We also offer a professional development training program throughout the year to both counsellors and clients alongside a series of experiential workshops for self development.

Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, Grays, Essex, RM16 3HS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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