Shore Counselling at The Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre, 13 Railway Street, Chelmsford CM1 1QS | 07761 276072

Welcome to Shore Counselling

Support through difficult times

About Shore Counselling

If you are looking for friendly professional support to help you through difficult times, we can provide you with counselling in our Chelmsford centre.

Counselling helps you, to find answers, explore your own choices and set goals to help you to cope with and find ways to help you through your problems.

We specialise in helping all ages from children through to adults on a one to one basis. We assure you of a warm friendly welcome and comfortable surroundings including a pleasant waiting area if you are early for your appointment. Parking is available nearby and the train station is just a stones throw away.

The types counselling we offer are:

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy links what is happening to you now with events and relationships from your early years, finding patterns that can be understood. Psychodynamic work is concerned with making unconscious aspects of your behaviour, thoughts and feelings conscious. 

Integrative Therapy incorporating CBT

Integrative Therapy incorporating CBT

Integrative therapy combines the problem solving of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) with the depth of other approaches.

We are able to help with the following issues:

  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem and low confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Loss
  • Anger management
  • Effects of physical and emotional abuse
  • Low Mood
  • Self harm
  • OCD
  • Sexuality/gender issues.

About Jane

Jane Ford Dip. Counselling, BSc (Hons), UKCP registered. I currently work in private practice near Chelmsford, Essex. I work within psychodynamic and integrative (including CBT) models. My aim is to support you within a safe space to help you explore issues that may be troubling you, or to think about coping strategies to manage difficulties.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling and how can it help?

Counselling is the space and time to think and talk about you and you alone. People find it helpful for different reasons. It can:

  • Help you talk about something difficult that you’ve never shared before
  • Explore parts of yourself and your relationships and help you make sense of them
  • Help you manage your difficulties by teaching coping strategies
  • Be just a safe place to work things out

Counselling isn’t about the counsellor giving you all the answers. It’s about them supporting you as you find your own solutions, and help build your confidence and self-esteem.

What happens at the initial assessment?

We will ask you why you’re coming to counselling and what you hope to get out of it. Initial assessments are a chance for you, and the service, to double-check this is the right place for you.

Will the counsellor tell anyone what I’ve said?

Content of sessions is treated confidentiality within professional boundaries. I work to the UKCP code of ethics

How do I know if the counselling is working?

It’s hard to tell you exactly as you’re the best judge of this! Here are some of the changes clients have reported during the sessions:

  • I feel less alone, anxious, depressed, sad, overwhelmed, frightened, angry, suicidal etc
  • I can deal better with my problems
  • I know my strengths
  • I feel like I understand and like myself better
  • I notice how hard I was on myself and where that came from
  • I now know my feelings were normal grief emotions and that I’m not alone
  • I know I can seek counselling again in the future, should I ever need it

There may be physical and practical changes too:

  • I sleep better
  • I have ways of calming myself down
  • I don’t argue with people so much
  • I’m going out more with friends
  • I don’t self-harm anymore
  • I’m eating better
  • I’m writing a diary
  • I improved my relationships

Costs & Cancellation Policy


  Adult Young Person
Consultation £60 – 1hour £70 – 1.5hours*
Session £45 – 50mins £45 – 50mins

*Both parent and young person will be involved.

Cancellation Policy

A 48-hour notice policy has to be followed either by speaking to me personally or by leaving a message on my answer machine on either landline or mobile.

If the appointment is cancelled on the day full cost will charged.

If I can I will try to rebook your appointment for another day of the week that your appointment was previously arranged.

Contact Us

phone:07761 276072

Find Us


Shore Counselling at The Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre, 13 Railway Street, Chelmsford CM1 1QS


  • ” Thank you for all your help and encouragement….We have come out of a very black hole”

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  • “Having someone to talk to has made a huge difference”.

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  • ” Counselling has been the best thing I have ever done. You have helped me change my life completely. Thanks so much”

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