Life Coaching Counselling in Braintree

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Progressive Therapies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Are you struggling with aspects of your life? You may have already tried to talk about it with friends and family but you still feel unresolved. You might have issues that you feel you can only talk about in a safe and confidential space. There may be times when you feel absolutely fine but there are times when you can't cope from within and you don't understand it. We push difficult issues deep into our unconscious but it still influences our conscious lives. Are there significant events from your childhood that you can't find peace with in your present day? This can leave you feeling despair like you have no control.
Are you struggling with aspects of your life? You may have already tried to talk about it with friends and family but you still feel unresolved. You might have issues that you feel you can only talk about in a safe and confidential space. There may be times when you feel absolutely fine but there are times when you can't cope from within and you don't understand it. We push difficult issues deep into our unconscious but it still influences our conscious lives. Are there significant events from your childhood that you can't find peace with in your present day? This can leave you feeling despair like you have no control.
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Photo of Janet Collins - GLB Counselling (Greater life balance), PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
GLB Counselling (Greater life balance)
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
My clients come with a wide range of different issues. They need their own space to be able to talk to someone who is independent without being judged. My clients goals are to be able to overcome and hopefully resolve their difficulties so they can lead their best life possible. I think clients would like their therapists to focus on specific goals, to help give them structure, and strategies to help them cope with their problems. My goal as a therapist is to enable the client to make critical decisions regarding alternative courses of action without outside influence.
My clients come with a wide range of different issues. They need their own space to be able to talk to someone who is independent without being judged. My clients goals are to be able to overcome and hopefully resolve their difficulties so they can lead their best life possible. I think clients would like their therapists to focus on specific goals, to help give them structure, and strategies to help them cope with their problems. My goal as a therapist is to enable the client to make critical decisions regarding alternative courses of action without outside influence.
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Justine Anderson-Gibbs
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7  (Online Only)
I have my own experience in long term health conditions, family life and social situations.
Welcome to my profile! You took the first step so well done you, It isn't easy and there's no manual to all of this either. These small steps are exactly what it takes to make goals easier to achieve. I come from a clinical and psychosocial solution focused approach and you'll find me to be very empathetic and understanding of your needs in the "real world". If you are ready to kick this into touch then I am with you with my knowledge, tools, understanding and time. Together we can achieve the outcome of getting rid of the issue completely, minimalising it or learning to accept if it's not in our control. Tailored to you.
I have my own experience in long term health conditions, family life and social situations.
Welcome to my profile! You took the first step so well done you, It isn't easy and there's no manual to all of this either. These small steps are exactly what it takes to make goals easier to achieve. I come from a clinical and psychosocial solution focused approach and you'll find me to be very empathetic and understanding of your needs in the "real world". If you are ready to kick this into touch then I am with you with my knowledge, tools, understanding and time. Together we can achieve the outcome of getting rid of the issue completely, minimalising it or learning to accept if it's not in our control. Tailored to you.
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Independent Therapy Solutions Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Hi I'm Ron I opened my Centre; Independent Therapy Solutions on 1st August 2005 after working at RELATE, GP Surgeries and in the drug and alcohol field. I was a family group conference coordinator for the local health authority too. For a numbers of year's I taught the Diploma in Counselling, briefly at Chelmsford College and then at Life Force in Colchester for a number of years. I am an experienced clinical supervisor for therapists and have my own supervision regularly. I became a counsellor because of life events & my own healing journey, that's not as easy as it sounds, let's say that I have been there, and got the Tshirt.
Hi I'm Ron I opened my Centre; Independent Therapy Solutions on 1st August 2005 after working at RELATE, GP Surgeries and in the drug and alcohol field. I was a family group conference coordinator for the local health authority too. For a numbers of year's I taught the Diploma in Counselling, briefly at Chelmsford College and then at Life Force in Colchester for a number of years. I am an experienced clinical supervisor for therapists and have my own supervision regularly. I became a counsellor because of life events & my own healing journey, that's not as easy as it sounds, let's say that I have been there, and got the Tshirt.
01245 945074 View 01245 945074
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Tim Peal
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Hello, You will find Counselling with me to be a warm and comfortable environment in which you can talk about your life safely. I believe that developing an honest and trusting relationship between counsellor and client is essential. My therapy is based on building an understanding of how your life up to today, has influenced how you feel, think and behave now. We will also look at understanding how the mind and body connection is working for you now and how you can improve that connection.
Hello, You will find Counselling with me to be a warm and comfortable environment in which you can talk about your life safely. I believe that developing an honest and trusting relationship between counsellor and client is essential. My therapy is based on building an understanding of how your life up to today, has influenced how you feel, think and behave now. We will also look at understanding how the mind and body connection is working for you now and how you can improve that connection.
01371 708254 View 01371 708254
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Glenda Wood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Braintree CM7
I am an open and empathetic person, who has a wealth of life experience and full counselling training.
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
I am an open and empathetic person, who has a wealth of life experience and full counselling training.
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
07480 533594 View 07480 533594
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Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Braintree CM7
By offering open-ended Counselling sessions, this has aided my clients to build themselves up from needing a length of time off work, to continue their working life or create a new work and life journey.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
By offering open-ended Counselling sessions, this has aided my clients to build themselves up from needing a length of time off work, to continue their working life or create a new work and life journey.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
01702 680425 View 01702 680425
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Tamsin Cullen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Braintree CM77
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, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
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, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
01245 673651 View 01245 673651
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Ken Day
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
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Think Feel Act (Carl Kim)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
Life you can read more about me and my practice.
There are times in our lives when we're not OK, when we believe that no one understands our struggles, that we alone should fix them, or that things will never change. But it needn't be like this. I specialise in supporting people experiencing: various forms of anxiety (including social, health, stress, work-place) • low-mood and depression • effects of trauma • low self-esteem • addictions and substance dependency • relationship issues. I can help change your limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can make sense of your past experiences, find new perspectives, cope with present struggles, and regain your confidence.
Life you can read more about me and my practice.
There are times in our lives when we're not OK, when we believe that no one understands our struggles, that we alone should fix them, or that things will never change. But it needn't be like this. I specialise in supporting people experiencing: various forms of anxiety (including social, health, stress, work-place) • low-mood and depression • effects of trauma • low self-esteem • addictions and substance dependency • relationship issues. I can help change your limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can make sense of your past experiences, find new perspectives, cope with present struggles, and regain your confidence.
01245 945138 View 01245 945138
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Peter Finlay
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
I am very mindful of how difficult finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with can be and I offer a calm and compassionate approach, while we gain an understanding of your concerns. My primary therapeutic method is ‘psychodynamic’ but I draw on a variety of ‘models’ to help in whichever way is appropriate: These may include CBT or EFT. Once we have revealed, talked-through and understood the root causes of your concerns we can examine ways of dealing with the issues and moving forward. This is a very much a joint effort where we work together to help you through the troublesome episode and out the other side.
I am very mindful of how difficult finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with can be and I offer a calm and compassionate approach, while we gain an understanding of your concerns. My primary therapeutic method is ‘psychodynamic’ but I draw on a variety of ‘models’ to help in whichever way is appropriate: These may include CBT or EFT. Once we have revealed, talked-through and understood the root causes of your concerns we can examine ways of dealing with the issues and moving forward. This is a very much a joint effort where we work together to help you through the troublesome episode and out the other side.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Sandra Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Halstead CO9
Your life is open before you, and there are endless new possibilities for you to experience. Why hang on hopelessly to things that weigh you down and prevent the happiness and vitality you deserve. Counselling clients with trauma and my own past taught me time does not heal all wounds, it conceals them. What we don't address hurts us. 95% of our live run on automatic programmes installed in childhood, these disempowering programmes distort reality and detract from our quality of life. A new understanding of Self is the foundation from which you can change any area of your life.
Your life is open before you, and there are endless new possibilities for you to experience. Why hang on hopelessly to things that weigh you down and prevent the happiness and vitality you deserve. Counselling clients with trauma and my own past taught me time does not heal all wounds, it conceals them. What we don't address hurts us. 95% of our live run on automatic programmes installed in childhood, these disempowering programmes distort reality and detract from our quality of life. A new understanding of Self is the foundation from which you can change any area of your life.
01787 323787 View 01787 323787
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Mandy Rose
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Life throws up things that we don’t expect, testing our resilience and ability to overcome situations that are often not of our own making. Talking can be key in understanding your predicament and help you move forward. That old saying "a problem shared is a problem halved" really is true. Talking about a problem makes it seem less daunting or troubling. As a counsellor I can offer you that safe, secure place to talk and help you find the right way for you.
Life throws up things that we don’t expect, testing our resilience and ability to overcome situations that are often not of our own making. Talking can be key in understanding your predicament and help you move forward. That old saying "a problem shared is a problem halved" really is true. Talking about a problem makes it seem less daunting or troubling. As a counsellor I can offer you that safe, secure place to talk and help you find the right way for you.
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Dr Tom Barber
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You know something isn’t right in your life, but you don’t quite know where to begin to get help. Maybe the idea of speaking with somebody feels a little daunting, or you’re concerned you won’t be able to find the words, or they won’t understand where you’re coming from. This is absolutely normal, and is what most people feel before the call a therapist to get help. Even if you’ve been to counselling and psychotherapy before, the thought of explaining your story yet again might fill you with dread. What you could really do with is somebody that gets it, that you can feel comfortable with, that can help you feel understood, quickly.
You know something isn’t right in your life, but you don’t quite know where to begin to get help. Maybe the idea of speaking with somebody feels a little daunting, or you’re concerned you won’t be able to find the words, or they won’t understand where you’re coming from. This is absolutely normal, and is what most people feel before the call a therapist to get help. Even if you’ve been to counselling and psychotherapy before, the thought of explaining your story yet again might fill you with dread. What you could really do with is somebody that gets it, that you can feel comfortable with, that can help you feel understood, quickly.
01206 879957 View 01206 879957
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Emma Leeper
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halstead CO9
I've worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life, including within the LGBTQIA community.
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
I've worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life, including within the LGBTQIA community.
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
01787 320697 View 01787 320697
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KJL Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
The aim of my practice is to provide a safe environment and supportive relationship to explore together the life challenges that you are experiencing.
Welcome to KJL Counselling. I am a Registered Counsellor, providing advice, support and signposting for issues relating to Mental Health and Child & Family Practice. I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, families and young people experiencing challenges regarding their mental health and emotional wellbeing, specialising in working with Individuals, women and young adults (17yrs +). My approach focuses on integrated styles of working which means I can provide therapy that is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
The aim of my practice is to provide a safe environment and supportive relationship to explore together the life challenges that you are experiencing.
Welcome to KJL Counselling. I am a Registered Counsellor, providing advice, support and signposting for issues relating to Mental Health and Child & Family Practice. I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, families and young people experiencing challenges regarding their mental health and emotional wellbeing, specialising in working with Individuals, women and young adults (17yrs +). My approach focuses on integrated styles of working which means I can provide therapy that is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
01245 951131 View 01245 951131
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Penny Warwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunmow CM6
I can help with various issues, Anxiety, Depression, life transitions, Anger, Bereavement, Relationships, Self Esteem/Confidence, Abuse, Fears, Infertility, trauma, etc.
I have over 14 years’s experience of counselling adults/young people. I draw on my skills and knowledge to help you gain mental clarity over whatever brings you to therapy. I have seen so many positive changes with people feeling happier and achieving a greater sense of well-being. As we explore your beliefs, feelings, thoughts and past patterns, you will gain the self awareness to bring about change and improve your well-being. I offer creative visualisations/Inner Child work and mindfulness. I am registered with the BACP. I am available for a free 15 minute consultation, to see if I’m the right therapist for you.
I can help with various issues, Anxiety, Depression, life transitions, Anger, Bereavement, Relationships, Self Esteem/Confidence, Abuse, Fears, Infertility, trauma, etc.
I have over 14 years’s experience of counselling adults/young people. I draw on my skills and knowledge to help you gain mental clarity over whatever brings you to therapy. I have seen so many positive changes with people feeling happier and achieving a greater sense of well-being. As we explore your beliefs, feelings, thoughts and past patterns, you will gain the self awareness to bring about change and improve your well-being. I offer creative visualisations/Inner Child work and mindfulness. I am registered with the BACP. I am available for a free 15 minute consultation, to see if I’m the right therapist for you.
07723 505640 View 07723 505640
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Emily Sands
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Witham CM8
Hello, I am Emily, a full-time qualified counsellor, and avid advocate of emotional and psychological wellbeing. My approach to sessions is a relaxed and caring style, which in turn aims to support you, the client, in understanding your thoughts and feelings. Helping you to develop a set of tools to enhance your quality of life and self-worth, allowing you to deal with future events and giving you better insight.
Hello, I am Emily, a full-time qualified counsellor, and avid advocate of emotional and psychological wellbeing. My approach to sessions is a relaxed and caring style, which in turn aims to support you, the client, in understanding your thoughts and feelings. Helping you to develop a set of tools to enhance your quality of life and self-worth, allowing you to deal with future events and giving you better insight.
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Denny Stranders
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Great Dunmow CM6
I can provide counselling with a difference a blend of counselling, coaching and psycho-education. Counselling – gaining an understanding of you, what drives you, what you do, why and how this affects you. Coaching – looking at ways to move forward, gaining solutions for a new way ahead and psycho-education – understanding you in terms of the psychology (as well as) within your relationships and gaining insight into why you find yourself feeling and acting as you do (and possibly how this may affect others). I believe effective therapy means gaining an understanding of you.
I can provide counselling with a difference a blend of counselling, coaching and psycho-education. Counselling – gaining an understanding of you, what drives you, what you do, why and how this affects you. Coaching – looking at ways to move forward, gaining solutions for a new way ahead and psycho-education – understanding you in terms of the psychology (as well as) within your relationships and gaining insight into why you find yourself feeling and acting as you do (and possibly how this may affect others). I believe effective therapy means gaining an understanding of you.
01223 657658 View 01223 657658
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Karen Louise Hardy - Bachelor Of Arts With Honours First Class
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1
Psychotherapy enables you to come to terms with life experiences and gain awareness and clarity in a non-judgmental and empathic way.
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
Psychotherapy enables you to come to terms with life experiences and gain awareness and clarity in a non-judgmental and empathic way.
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
01621 730627 View 01621 730627

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Life Coaching Counsellors

What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.