WHAT DO WE DO?
5th Avenue Counselling offers an accessible, affordable option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
To begin with, an initial appointment is arranged, during which, your therapy can be tailored to your needs. From then sessions are scheduled at regular intervals, usually weekly.
All sessions last 50 minutes.
WHERE WE ARE
5th Avenue Counselling has counselling rooms in both Harlow and Chelmsford. Both locations have ample free parking and are conveniently located near their respective town centres.
Moulsham Mill, Parkway,
Chelmsford CM2 7PX
The Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow CM18 7BL
Are you a Counsellor, interested in hiring one of these rooms?
Our rooms are available for hourly hire.
Our Chelmsford location is available for hire 9am-10pm weekdays and 9am-7pm weekends.
Our Harlow location is available for hire 7:30am-10pm weekdays and 8:30am-5pm weekends. Please fill in the form below and we shall be in touch shortly to discuss your requirements.
Marianne Mikhail MSc
Leading the team at 5th Avenue Counselling, Marianne Mikhail MSc is an experienced counsellor with a Master's Degree in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich. She is a registered member of the BACP (British Asociation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and has been seeing clients, from all walks of life, for several years.
Marianne founded 5th Avenue Counselling in 2014, and her counselling style is Integrative, bringing in elements of the three main theories: Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Together, these form a holistic style that can be applied to a wide variety of situations and personalities.
Telephone and voicemail: 01279 879250
COUNSELLING / THERAPY?
'Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. The therapist will do their best to help you to look at your issues, and to identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping. Talking about these things may take time, and will not necessarily all be included in one session.
The information on this page can be found on the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) website: www.bacp.co.uk
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO HAVE COUNSELLING / THERAPY?
Usually individuals choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives. Sometimes people can be isolated but at other times, even where an individual has the most supportive family and friends, they can find it difficult if not impossible to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and or depressed. Or it may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family. Other life issues and events which can be very difficult to deal with include bereavement, divorce, redundancy, health issues, bullying and so on. However, you do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to have therapy.
A registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists