Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Chelmsford

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Victoria Hirst
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Using evidence based cognitive behavioural protocols and drawing from other therapeutic modalities such as compassion focused theory and acceptance and mindfulness strategies I can provide a safe space for you to explore your difficulties and support you in making active, positive changes in your life to attain your goals.
Hi there, I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) with over 10 years experience working in mental health. I work with adults experiencing mental health difficulties who would like to use practical talking therapy to support their recovery. I support people in overcoming depression as well as a variety of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, social phobia, PTSD, OCD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I also have a special interest in working with low self esteem and improving confidence/performance.
Using evidence based cognitive behavioural protocols and drawing from other therapeutic modalities such as compassion focused theory and acceptance and mindfulness strategies I can provide a safe space for you to explore your difficulties and support you in making active, positive changes in your life to attain your goals.
Hi there, I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) with over 10 years experience working in mental health. I work with adults experiencing mental health difficulties who would like to use practical talking therapy to support their recovery. I support people in overcoming depression as well as a variety of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, social phobia, PTSD, OCD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I also have a special interest in working with low self esteem and improving confidence/performance.
01245 945027 View 01245 945027
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Gillian Strutton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
I use integrative theories, which includes CBT, mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy and motivational interviewing.
I am Senior Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and an Integrative Clinical Supervisor. I am registered on the approved Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (License 055765) and have experience working with adults, adolescents and couples. I am DBS and UK Gov National Security approved. I have over 19 years of experience and offer clinical assessment and treatment for a range of mental health presenting problems. These include anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Bi-polar, stress, phobias, self esteem, anger, relationship problems etc
I use integrative theories, which includes CBT, mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy and motivational interviewing.
I am Senior Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and an Integrative Clinical Supervisor. I am registered on the approved Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (License 055765) and have experience working with adults, adolescents and couples. I am DBS and UK Gov National Security approved. I have over 19 years of experience and offer clinical assessment and treatment for a range of mental health presenting problems. These include anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, Bi-polar, stress, phobias, self esteem, anger, relationship problems etc
01277 674013 View 01277 674013
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Lauren Anne Calder
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CB11  (Online Only)
Having learned mindfulness practice at a young age, I have a strong interest in the application of mindfulness based cognitive therapy to mental health.
Most people choose therapy at a time when they are experiencing a “crises in meaning”, “crises in ego” or "crises in relationship". This is a call to action. Whether the struggle is to do with a relationship, depression, anxiety or adjustment to change, the person has a desire to find resolution or relief. This is a necessary process in the path toward psychological maturity, humility and self-acceptance. Therapy facilitates this process. ​I am a senior psychologist, in practice since 2005. I am trained as a Child & Family Mediator and completed a specialisation in Transpersonal Psychology which informs my approach to therapy.
Having learned mindfulness practice at a young age, I have a strong interest in the application of mindfulness based cognitive therapy to mental health.
Most people choose therapy at a time when they are experiencing a “crises in meaning”, “crises in ego” or "crises in relationship". This is a call to action. Whether the struggle is to do with a relationship, depression, anxiety or adjustment to change, the person has a desire to find resolution or relief. This is a necessary process in the path toward psychological maturity, humility and self-acceptance. Therapy facilitates this process. ​I am a senior psychologist, in practice since 2005. I am trained as a Child & Family Mediator and completed a specialisation in Transpersonal Psychology which informs my approach to therapy.
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Elizabeth Anne Lawrence
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1
I offer a confidential and non judgemental place in which you can talk about, and explore areas of difficulty in your life. From an immediate crisis, such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement, addiction or it may be due to more long term problems such as feeling low, anxious, depressed or feeling the need to make changes on a professional level. I will help you to gain understanding, create solutions, strategies and progress positively. Using an integrative approach, utilising methods to suit your needs. I work with adults, children and young adults, offering Counselling, Life Coaching, Supervision and Nutrition Counselling.
I offer a confidential and non judgemental place in which you can talk about, and explore areas of difficulty in your life. From an immediate crisis, such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement, addiction or it may be due to more long term problems such as feeling low, anxious, depressed or feeling the need to make changes on a professional level. I will help you to gain understanding, create solutions, strategies and progress positively. Using an integrative approach, utilising methods to suit your needs. I work with adults, children and young adults, offering Counselling, Life Coaching, Supervision and Nutrition Counselling.
01245 330280 View 01245 330280
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Lynda P Gooby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
01245 673770 View 01245 673770
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Danielle Thorogood
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Are you looking for someone to talk to? I offer affordable & professional counselling. I can support you whilst using Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed, Creative Therapy, & Hypnotherapy. Meaning sessions are tailored to your specific needs, as I believe there is no one size fits all and no two stories are ever the same.
Are you looking for someone to talk to? I offer affordable & professional counselling. I can support you whilst using Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed, Creative Therapy, & Hypnotherapy. Meaning sessions are tailored to your specific needs, as I believe there is no one size fits all and no two stories are ever the same.
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Tamsin Cullen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
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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Diane Munday
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Most clients that I see are suffering with anxiety, depression and stress. Most of this is caused by underlying issues such as low self-esteem, relationships issues and addiction to name a few. We're often aware of what our problems are but do not feel able to cope and need some support. Distressing situations and feelings can have such a destructive impact on our lives and therapy works by accepting your feelings, helping you to gain a different perspective, whilst challenging old negative beliefs; so you can move forward with a happier and healthier outlook on life.
Most clients that I see are suffering with anxiety, depression and stress. Most of this is caused by underlying issues such as low self-esteem, relationships issues and addiction to name a few. We're often aware of what our problems are but do not feel able to cope and need some support. Distressing situations and feelings can have such a destructive impact on our lives and therapy works by accepting your feelings, helping you to gain a different perspective, whilst challenging old negative beliefs; so you can move forward with a happier and healthier outlook on life.
01708 989896 View 01708 989896
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Nicola Gilbey
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Life is difficult at the best of times but we are living through exceptional circumstances at the moment, which is creating stress and anxiety in many people. Where normally you could cope with issues, the pressure now is affecting people's emotional and mental health. If you can identify with this and feel you need some extra support in the way of counselling then please contact me. Together we can begin to explore your unique situation and whatever issue you feel you need support with. This will be at your pace, in a safe and secure environment and in a non-judgemental way. You will be treated with kindness, empathy and respect.
Life is difficult at the best of times but we are living through exceptional circumstances at the moment, which is creating stress and anxiety in many people. Where normally you could cope with issues, the pressure now is affecting people's emotional and mental health. If you can identify with this and feel you need some extra support in the way of counselling then please contact me. Together we can begin to explore your unique situation and whatever issue you feel you need support with. This will be at your pace, in a safe and secure environment and in a non-judgemental way. You will be treated with kindness, empathy and respect.
01245 945561 View 01245 945561
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Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1
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.
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
Photo of Katie Carter, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Katie Carter
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I trained Integratively, which means I use a range of different theories and modalities to support my clients depending on what you need. It might be that you want to look at events from your past that you feel are holding you back or it might be that you want to concentrate on what is going on for you in the here and now, we can do either or both. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues and can help support you by offering space for you to work through whatever it is that you are struggling with right now.
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I trained Integratively, which means I use a range of different theories and modalities to support my clients depending on what you need. It might be that you want to look at events from your past that you feel are holding you back or it might be that you want to concentrate on what is going on for you in the here and now, we can do either or both. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues and can help support you by offering space for you to work through whatever it is that you are struggling with right now.
01245 945187 View 01245 945187
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Debbie Carroll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
01277 505549 View 01277 505549
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Dr Lara Lopes de Jesus
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Contact me if you want to let go of dysfunctional relationship patterns, irrational beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours, and want to replace them with a more positive, conscious and proactive mode of being that leads to greater happiness, wellness and success. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist who offers therapy from my practice in North Chelmsford. I provide a supportive and constructive space for you to explore difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing.
Contact me if you want to let go of dysfunctional relationship patterns, irrational beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours, and want to replace them with a more positive, conscious and proactive mode of being that leads to greater happiness, wellness and success. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist who offers therapy from my practice in North Chelmsford. I provide a supportive and constructive space for you to explore difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing.
01245 945938 View 01245 945938
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Jamie Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
01245 945050 View 01245 945050
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Think Feel Act (Carl Kim)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
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.
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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Gillian Louise Dubock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Hi! I am Gill and I am a psychotherapist and founder of The Therapy Space Chelmsford. I am here to support you through depression, anxiety, life stress and trauma. If you are reading this it is likely that you have had enough of feeling stressed, down or low. Perhaps worrying constantly or feeling panicky? Struggling to get out of bed and feeling exhausted? Or feeling like your past is affecting your present? If you relate to these feelings then cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling or EMDR can help. You do not have to continue suffering. Your life can have meaning again and your symptoms can improve.
Hi! I am Gill and I am a psychotherapist and founder of The Therapy Space Chelmsford. I am here to support you through depression, anxiety, life stress and trauma. If you are reading this it is likely that you have had enough of feeling stressed, down or low. Perhaps worrying constantly or feeling panicky? Struggling to get out of bed and feeling exhausted? Or feeling like your past is affecting your present? If you relate to these feelings then cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling or EMDR can help. You do not have to continue suffering. Your life can have meaning again and your symptoms can improve.
01245 945835 View 01245 945835
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Ayfer Kamat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer therapy to adults and young people (min. age 18). My core belief is that everyone is capable and deserving of positive change in their life. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities. I find that, just as each individual is unique, so too is the therapeutic experience. I am able to tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs. The therapeutic relationship is very much an alliance; one in which we can work collectively to explore your sense of self and empower you to gain the tools and awareness you need to make positive changes in your life.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer therapy to adults and young people (min. age 18). My core belief is that everyone is capable and deserving of positive change in their life. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities. I find that, just as each individual is unique, so too is the therapeutic experience. I am able to tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs. The therapeutic relationship is very much an alliance; one in which we can work collectively to explore your sense of self and empower you to gain the tools and awareness you need to make positive changes in your life.
01245 967665 View 01245 967665
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Kathryn Leigh-Suddens
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Welcome! I offer friendly & down to earth therapy for both individuals & couples, I am also a Supervisor for therapists & trainees. Whether you are living with a difficult situation which is causing you distress, or you are affected by experiences from your past - I can help! I work with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems, to difficult or abusive relationships. Whatever your issue, large or small, therapy can help you.
Welcome! I offer friendly & down to earth therapy for both individuals & couples, I am also a Supervisor for therapists & trainees. Whether you are living with a difficult situation which is causing you distress, or you are affected by experiences from your past - I can help! I work with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems, to difficult or abusive relationships. Whatever your issue, large or small, therapy can help you.
01245 201512 View 01245 201512
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Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
01245 951116 View 01245 951116
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5th Avenue Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
01279 351971 View 01279 351971

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.