Parenting Counselling in Chelmsford

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Dr Emily Hudson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
My name is Dr Emily Hudson and I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist who specialised in Perinatal Mental Health and Parent-Infant Relationships, within the NHS.
The perinatal period can involve a complicated mix of emotions and everybody needs a little support sometimes. You may be considering a pregnancy and wondering how your experiences in childhood may impact your journey or perhaps navigating difficulties with fertility. You may be pregnant and experiencing anxiety, fear of the birth or difficulty bonding with your baby. Or perhaps you experienced a traumatic birth, are feeling sad or would like a space to consider how you adjust to being a parent. I work with all parents and offer both individual therapy and focused single-issue interventions.
My name is Dr Emily Hudson and I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist who specialised in Perinatal Mental Health and Parent-Infant Relationships, within the NHS.
The perinatal period can involve a complicated mix of emotions and everybody needs a little support sometimes. You may be considering a pregnancy and wondering how your experiences in childhood may impact your journey or perhaps navigating difficulties with fertility. You may be pregnant and experiencing anxiety, fear of the birth or difficulty bonding with your baby. Or perhaps you experienced a traumatic birth, are feeling sad or would like a space to consider how you adjust to being a parent. I work with all parents and offer both individual therapy and focused single-issue interventions.
01799 619454 View 01799 619454
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Victoria Richardson-Brown - headnasium
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I currently work at the Priory Hospital in Chelmsford, I am a Family Support Practitioner and work for AXA as a Clinical Counselling Assessor. My passion is helping people of all ages experiencing mental health difficulties and I have a privately run, therapeutic practice, where I can provide you with a safe, friendly, and confidential environment for exploration. Within the practice I can help if you require; one to one therapy, for various aspects of mental health, support through bereavement, need family support, help with parenting or CAMHS.
I currently work at the Priory Hospital in Chelmsford, I am a Family Support Practitioner and work for AXA as a Clinical Counselling Assessor. My passion is helping people of all ages experiencing mental health difficulties and I have a privately run, therapeutic practice, where I can provide you with a safe, friendly, and confidential environment for exploration. Within the practice I can help if you require; one to one therapy, for various aspects of mental health, support through bereavement, need family support, help with parenting or CAMHS.
01702 967399 View 01702 967399
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Claire Gotts
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM8
Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor with a family charity and I have a particular interest in parenting, relationships and families and the challenges that this can bring.
Hi, I am a BACP registered and NCS Accredited integrative counsellor. I work with adults, families, couples, children and young people. I provide an empathic, genuine, non-judgemental, safe space for you to have the freedom to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings where you are really heard. I strongly believe in forming a therapeutic relationship that will enable you to feel more empowered as well as building hope.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor with a family charity and I have a particular interest in parenting, relationships and families and the challenges that this can bring.
Hi, I am a BACP registered and NCS Accredited integrative counsellor. I work with adults, families, couples, children and young people. I provide an empathic, genuine, non-judgemental, safe space for you to have the freedom to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings where you are really heard. I strongly believe in forming a therapeutic relationship that will enable you to feel more empowered as well as building hope.
01376 319251 View 01376 319251
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Karen Eves
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I offer short- and long-term therapy, parent/child work, parent work, and group sessions.
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist; fully qualified. I have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The young people I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues (OCD), school refusal or social withdrawal, self-injury, substance misuse, impulsivity, defiance, eating disorders, trauma/loss, sexual identity, body dysphoria, and neuro-diversity. Families use psychodynamic approaches when seeking in-depth therapy to achieve long-term change.
I offer short- and long-term therapy, parent/child work, parent work, and group sessions.
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist; fully qualified. I have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The young people I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues (OCD), school refusal or social withdrawal, self-injury, substance misuse, impulsivity, defiance, eating disorders, trauma/loss, sexual identity, body dysphoria, and neuro-diversity. Families use psychodynamic approaches when seeking in-depth therapy to achieve long-term change.
01702 908315 View 01702 908315
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The Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
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Blossom Therapeutic Services
MA
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
01245 950365 View 01245 950365
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Ray's Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
01245 945459 View 01245 945459
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Nicola Annette Perry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
As a counsellor, I provide a safe and confidential environment, where emotions, thoughts, and reactions can be explored. We look at the benefits of change and improved communication. I work with several presenting issues. I specialise in supporting those who wish to rebuild significant relationships. Our relationships are fundamental in how we see ourselves. My initial training was in psychodynamic counselling, working with young people and adults. In recognising how relationships impact on our thoughts, personality, and behaviour, led me to further my studies in Systemic Therapy, working with Relate and Tavistock Relationships.
As a counsellor, I provide a safe and confidential environment, where emotions, thoughts, and reactions can be explored. We look at the benefits of change and improved communication. I work with several presenting issues. I specialise in supporting those who wish to rebuild significant relationships. Our relationships are fundamental in how we see ourselves. My initial training was in psychodynamic counselling, working with young people and adults. In recognising how relationships impact on our thoughts, personality, and behaviour, led me to further my studies in Systemic Therapy, working with Relate and Tavistock Relationships.
01245 945282 View 01245 945282
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Katharina Lea Schmitt- Eschle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I offer integrative child and young people's counselling and therapeutic child and teenage support. All our children and young people sometimes go through phases where not everything is going to plan. There might have been a bereavement, exam stress, bullying or sudden life changes have had an impact on their self esteem. Your might be concerned because your child has recently become angry, anxious, withdrawn, a bit more challenging or has developed difficulties in school. Sometimes they also struggle to find good friends, put themselves at risk or their physical health becomes affected.
I offer integrative child and young people's counselling and therapeutic child and teenage support. All our children and young people sometimes go through phases where not everything is going to plan. There might have been a bereavement, exam stress, bullying or sudden life changes have had an impact on their self esteem. Your might be concerned because your child has recently become angry, anxious, withdrawn, a bit more challenging or has developed difficulties in school. Sometimes they also struggle to find good friends, put themselves at risk or their physical health becomes affected.
01277 289554 View 01277 289554
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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
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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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Marina Farmer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I understand what a huge step it is in seeking help and support and the courage it may have taken to make the first contact. Whether you are a young person or an adult I will offer you a non-judgemental, empathic safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. I offer individual counselling within my private practice with young people from the age of 8 upwards and adults of any age. I am a warm, friendly, Person-Centred therapist. I want to make a genuine connection with you, so you feel heard understood and supported in whatever you choose to share with me. I will offer you respect, and care about your thoughts and emotions.
I understand what a huge step it is in seeking help and support and the courage it may have taken to make the first contact. Whether you are a young person or an adult I will offer you a non-judgemental, empathic safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. I offer individual counselling within my private practice with young people from the age of 8 upwards and adults of any age. I am a warm, friendly, Person-Centred therapist. I want to make a genuine connection with you, so you feel heard understood and supported in whatever you choose to share with me. I will offer you respect, and care about your thoughts and emotions.
01245 945243 View 01245 945243
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Anna Borowski
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Are you being held back by anxiety, depression or self doubt? Do you lack confidence, feel overwhelmed with imposter syndrome, hate social situations, experience low mood or inadvertently find yourself in unsatisfying relationships? I can work with you to help you to understand how experiences from your past are affecting you here in the present, set healthier boundaries and break the cycle of emotional abuse. You can choose to come and see me in my room in Chelmsford, outdoor counselling where we meet in a green space or we can work online via Zoom.
Are you being held back by anxiety, depression or self doubt? Do you lack confidence, feel overwhelmed with imposter syndrome, hate social situations, experience low mood or inadvertently find yourself in unsatisfying relationships? I can work with you to help you to understand how experiences from your past are affecting you here in the present, set healthier boundaries and break the cycle of emotional abuse. You can choose to come and see me in my room in Chelmsford, outdoor counselling where we meet in a green space or we can work online via Zoom.
01621 738326 View 01621 738326
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Sarah Louise Cole
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I have always strived to understand feelings, behaviour and the human mind; always been driven toward solving the questions that start with why. My personal experiences of therapy have equipped me with the insight, empathy and additional tools to help others and increase my skillset as a counsellor. I am very enthusiastic and passionate about helping others-
I have always strived to understand feelings, behaviour and the human mind; always been driven toward solving the questions that start with why. My personal experiences of therapy have equipped me with the insight, empathy and additional tools to help others and increase my skillset as a counsellor. I am very enthusiastic and passionate about helping others-
01245 945349 View 01245 945349
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Carol Townsend
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
01245 950368 View 01245 950368
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Naomi Glover
MSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
Waitlist for new clients
To thrive at work and in life, we rely on having good concentration, focus, decision-making, memory, emotional agility, psychological flexibility and cognitive ability. Together, these functions can be described as 'good brain health'. However, these vital functions can be interrupted by stress, anxiety, neurodivergence (ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia), hormonal changes, and viruses such as Long Covid. I work with organisations and individuals who want to proactively improve, protect and optimise brain health including cognitive performance, emotional flexibility and mental wellbeing.
To thrive at work and in life, we rely on having good concentration, focus, decision-making, memory, emotional agility, psychological flexibility and cognitive ability. Together, these functions can be described as 'good brain health'. However, these vital functions can be interrupted by stress, anxiety, neurodivergence (ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia), hormonal changes, and viruses such as Long Covid. I work with organisations and individuals who want to proactively improve, protect and optimise brain health including cognitive performance, emotional flexibility and mental wellbeing.
01245 945380 View 01245 945380
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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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Dynamic-Minds
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
01245 945183 View 01245 945183
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Jenny Wayne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I have over 30 years experience working with children and adolescents in various settings. I have worked on an adolescent inpatient unit at the Priory hospital, CAMHS, pupil referral units, youth offending and currently for Five River Childcare in fostering. I also run a private practice for children, adolescents, parents and adults alongside delivering training's to teachers, social workers and carers for local councils.
I have over 30 years experience working with children and adolescents in various settings. I have worked on an adolescent inpatient unit at the Priory hospital, CAMHS, pupil referral units, youth offending and currently for Five River Childcare in fostering. I also run a private practice for children, adolescents, parents and adults alongside delivering training's to teachers, social workers and carers for local councils.
01245 943110 View 01245 943110
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Clare Edwards
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Considering and finding a counsellor can be an anxious time, this might be your first-time seeking help or you may be returning to counselling after a break, you may be unsure of what to look for or be unsure of what to expect from your counselling journey. As individuals we have the ability to find within us what we need to overcome and work through our problems, anxieties and stresses but for many reasons such as traumatic events, job pressures, personal or relationship issues, bereavement or loss, we lose this ability and our problems begin to overwhelm and infiltrate our lives leading us to seek help.
Considering and finding a counsellor can be an anxious time, this might be your first-time seeking help or you may be returning to counselling after a break, you may be unsure of what to look for or be unsure of what to expect from your counselling journey. As individuals we have the ability to find within us what we need to overcome and work through our problems, anxieties and stresses but for many reasons such as traumatic events, job pressures, personal or relationship issues, bereavement or loss, we lose this ability and our problems begin to overwhelm and infiltrate our lives leading us to seek help.
01245 945909 View 01245 945909

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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.