Michael Gooby | Accredited Counsellor | Chelmsford | NCPS

Michael Gooby

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-00482

Location: Chelmsford

Offering face to face and Zoom appointments from Great Waltham, Chelmsford, in a rural discreet setting with ample, easy parking. Making the therapeutic process a journey together of discovery and change, to improve outlooks and outcomes going forward.

Making your first steps into therapy really easy and comfortable.

Please feel free to contact me on 07958 150 466 or via email.

I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited pluralistic counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing individual time-limited and longer term counselling.

I have an pluristic 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.
About me...

I work with a range of issues including:
Bereavement & loss
Childhood trauma
Coping with illness & long term health conditions
Domestic abuse
Loss of direction in life
Low self-esteem
Relationship difficulties
Sexual abuse
Work related problems

I work with individuals over 18 year s of age on relationship issues, anxiety, depression and abuse issues amongst many other things.

I think it is important to tailor my approach to the needs of the individual as I do not believe that one approach is appropriate for everyone. As a counsellor, I will not tell you what to do or take control of your life. I will be non-judgmental, accept you unconditionally and will support you through your journey of self discovery, empowering you to take control of your life. I will provide a confidential and safe environment for you to work in.

I have worked at a local Hospice offering bereavement counselling for a number of years with adults of all ages, backgrounds and cultures - people with life limiting illness and also the bereaved. I also have a deep understanding of trauma and addictions - the impact this has on the individual, the wider family and people around them.

I also hold qualifications in clinical hypnotherapy, this is an extremley useful tool in helpling people with anxiety, depression, low self esteem and phobias

  • Qualifications & Experience
    NCPS acc. DIP. Level 5 Counselling and pychotherapeutic counselling practice.
    NCPS acc. Level 4 Diploma in Counselling skills and theory.
    NHS Acc Level 3 in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills.
    Certificate in bereavement counselling
    Certifcate in counselling and psychotherapy skills
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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