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We will work together to focus on the areas that you are wanting to look at and perhaps to change, or the areas that are causing you worry and anxiety.

What is counselling? 

Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about your feelings in a way you may not be able to talk with friends and family. It offers you an environment in which to explore your thoughts, difficulties, concerns and anxieties. This can lead to a greater awareness of how you feel and will enable you to begin to make some decisions. A trained counsellor will listen and help you to clarify your thoughts and feelings without giving advice.


An Essex Counselling at Home Organisation counsellor will visit you at home and provide weekly counselling sessions in a safe confidential space to enable you to explore the issues that are affecting you in your life. The relationship we build is based upon trust, genuineness and the ability to explore your world from your perspective. This allows the counsellor to begin to understand how things are for you. We will work together to focus on the areas that you are wanting to look at and perhaps change, or the areas that are causing you worry and anxiety. As counsellors we work in a non-judgemental way.


Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and are normally held weekly in the client’s own home. We can offer up to 18 sessions, but if you wish you can choose to stop at any time. 


Counselling can help you look at issues such as:


  • The loss of relationships, independence and mobility

  • Isolation and loneliness

  • The challenge of moving into residential care

  • Bereavement

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Relationship issues

  • Chronic illnesses

  • Coping with the differences retirement might bring

  • Struggling with thoughts and feelings about the past, present and future

Counselling we offer.

Individual Counselling


​Individual counselling gives you the chance to speak to someone face to face about any issues you might have. These issues might be moving home; losing a loved one; a relationship breaking up or coping with an illness whether it is yours or someone else’s. It gives you the chance to talk about what is going on with someone who is not a member of the family or a friend. Clients often find this really helpful as they can say things to their counsellor that they could never say to a friend or a family member.

Couple Counselling


Couple counselling can help with a variety of issues such as lack of communication, feeling as if you don’t understand each other, a betrayal of trust such as an affair, anger issues and other reasons. Pressures of work, family, money and health can also take their toll.

In couple counselling the counsellor will look at the relationship rather than the individual and the impact problems can have on the relationship – therefore, the relationship becomes the client. Just like most things in life relationships need time and energy to work. Therefore, as well as looking at what has happened and how the relationship is now, we will also look at how you would like the relationship to be and how to move forwards.

Get in touch with Essex Counselling at Home Organisation (ECHO)
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