07305 686 103 (9am-6pm. Mon-Fri)

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Services & Fees

I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

Following is a description of just some of the services that I offer.

If you do not find the information you need please feel free to call or email me. If I am unable to help with your particular issue, I may be able to refer you to someone that can.

Support & Growth Counselling in Essex

Support and Growth

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Finding even the most menial of tasks difficult? Do you find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour? Swapping one addiction for another? Recurring abusive relationships? Do you feel like you hardly recognise yourself anymore? Have you suffered a bereavement? Do you feel lost in a world full of should haves, could haves and must haves? Are you ready for change?

Counselling could help you to gain a better understanding of yourself, your behaviour and your relationships. Gaining this insight and understanding can help you to look at things from a new perspective and make the changes necessary to live the life you want, the life you deserve.

Type 1 Diabetes Therapy in Essex

Type 1 Diabetes Therapy

Most people hear "diabetes" and think “well you should lose weight, eat less sugar” or “Oh, the one where you have to inject insulin” rarely do people without type 1 diabetes realise the enormous impact it has on every single aspect of your life...even when you are asleep! Whether you have type 1 diabetes yourself, or you are a parent, carer, partner, child or sibling of a person with type 1, the benefits of talking to someone that truly understands can be life-changing.

As a single parent of a child with type 1, I felt guilty, overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted. I felt like I was drowning in a sea of needles and Glucogels...until I met Stewart. Stewart is an adult with type 1, managing perfectly well, living life to the full, and is a fantastic father. That 20-minute conversation saved me. He understood me in a way no one else had until then, he got it, he lives it and for the first time since my son was diagnosed I felt heard.

That meeting is what inspired me to name my counselling business ‘T1DCounselling’ in the hope that someone in a similar situation will find some comfort in talking to a counsellor that understands, not just about diabetes, maybe not about diabetes at all...but still recognising what it may be adding to their other issues.

Counselling for Men in Essex

Counselling For Men

The World Health Organisation (WHO, 2021) states that 1 in 100 deaths is by suicide with more than twice as many men than women taking their own lives and The Samaritans have found that men aged 45-49 have the highest suicide rate. This shows that men are still not accessing the help they so clearly need.

Years of stigma surrounding mental health issues, growing up being told “boys don’t cry” and “Man up!” all take their toll. Many men hide their vulnerability with violence. Some find emotional bonding and physical contact through sex or sports such as rugby, martial arts or football. They will often use addictions as a coping mechanism, such as drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling or food.

I have worked with numerous men from all walks of life and have taken part in several hours of CPD to gain a better understanding of the difficulties men face when it comes to their mental health and well-being. Social class, culture, childhood experiences, age and personal histories all add extra layers to their experiences and again show us how truly unique we all are. I realise that like women and children, men do not fit in a ‘one size fits all’ box and counselling sessions will be tailored to the particular needs of each client.

Counselling for Children in Essex

Counselling For Children

I offer counselling for children from the age of 10. Counselling for children differs in that it is typically more creative, children express themselves through art, through play and through acting out their issues. With my experience working with children I feel confident in my ability to engage with children of all ages, to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere, to be aware of safeguarding issues and the appropriate action to take if necessary. As previously mentioned, I have an enhanced DBS check and I am happy to provide evidence of this.

To ensure confidentiality, appropriate safeguarding measures, and to enable me to work with children creatively, I do not offer telephone or online sessions for this age group.

Session Fees

£45 per 50-minute session

Concessions may be available depending on circumstances 

Payment in cash or bank transfer.


Cancellation Policy

Less than 24 hours’ notice - full fee to be paid before the next session appointment.

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For more information or to book an appointment please contact me on the details at the bottom of the page or complete the enquiry form.

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Areas I Cover

I have a clean and comfortable counselling room in a great location close to Southend town centre, with easy access to public transport including buses and trains.

Based in Southend-on-Sea I work with clients across the local area offering 1-2-1 appointments in & around Westcliff, Leigh, Thorpe Bay, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Hadleigh, Shoebury & more.

I also offer secure virtual appointments via Zoom and phone sessions across the UK.