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Almost everyone experiences difficulties and challenges in their lives. It may be a relationship that isn’t working, it may be a work situation that seems unbearable. Money worries can make us feel trapped and traumatic situations from our past can stop us from living the life we dream of living. As a counsellor I will listen to you without judgement or agenda and help you establish what’s right for you. Confiding in friends and family doesn’t always solve the problem because people who care about us don’t like seeing us in pain – that’s why their advice cannot be non-judgemental.

Chelmsford Therapist & Counsellor

I am trained to identify emotional and behavioural patterns that prevent you from achieving what is right for you. If you have any questions or queries then, of course, contact me. Admitting to yourself that help is needed is the first step in your recovery. Everyone loses their way sometime, whether it’s through an affair, that wasn’t meant to happen or through drink or drugs; it may be your unconventional upbringing which is causing you to feel side-lined and lonely or a phobia that has tortured you for most of your life. Who to turn to? As an independent, confidential counsellor based in Chelmsford, I can offer you a space where you can share your thoughts without judgement.

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Together we can explore issues that may be causing you confusion and pain and overcome them through counselling and therapy.

By listening to you I can offer you different perspectives on your situation which may empower you to find the strength to move forward. Sometimes it can be easy to see where we have gone wrong but unless we speak to someone and are honest about our own feelings nothing will ever change. If we always do what we always do, we will always get what we always get. Sometimes changing the way, we do things is necessary. Although I can’t do the changes for you, I can help you and assist you while you make small steps.

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Counselling In Chelmsford

Some of the issues that I can help you with through counselling and therapy sessions in Chelmsford, Essex.

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Couples, Relationships & Marriages
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Long Term Illness or Disability
  • Career Counselling
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“Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It is what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”

– Virginia Satir

About Annette Dean

My counselling qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) MBACP
  • Adv Diploma in Integrative Counselling (including Couple Counselling) Dip Couns (adv)
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Family Therapy (1st year) Diploma in NLP Dip PNLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
  • I am also a qualified Dispensing Optician

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their guidelines and ethical framework. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, which means that I integrate a range of theoretical models and techniques. I draw on psychodynamic, humanistic and systemic theories in order to look at your past, present and the way you interact and relate to others. Occasionally, if a quick shift is required, I may use CBT to change negative thinking patterns.

I work on a 1:1 basis offering private counselling in a calm and relaxed therapy room in Chelmsford. I have a warm and empathetic approach and I will not judge or criticise you or tell you what to do. What you tell me remains confidential. My experience includes working as a school counsellor in two comprehensive schools in Essex, working for a children’s charity and in private practice with couples and individuals. I have a particular interest in couple counselling (including pre-wedding counselling), childhood abuse and anger management but am also experienced in working with a range of other difficulties including, depression, parenting and family issues, stress, relationship and marriage issues, affairs and betrayal, divorce and separation, work related issues, lack of confidence and self-esteem, and shame and guilt.

Finding a way forward

I would love to hear from you. Contact me today to take the first step towards your well being. 07732 396940.

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