Counselling is not an easy journey – but it is always worthwhile

I understand that sometimes there is not always an answer to every problem and sometimes it is simply about taking the journey with another person that actually makes the difference. Counselling is sometimes simply about taking the space and time to talk about your problems in confidence and sharing troubles and thoughts with an impartial listener. 






Hi, I’m Amy Murray.

 I am an experienced, qualified, BACP registered counsellor in Benfleet, Essex. People come to my therapy practice from all backgrounds and with many different life problems.

If you are looking for someone who can offer a safe, confidential environment, where you can explore anything in your life that is troubling you, you can gain new perspective and outlook, and become more resilient, insightful and settled, with the aid of my counselling in Benfleet.

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 Initial contact

In this stage, we can talk about the different approaches to counselling, and decide which one will work best for you.

 Counselling sessions

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes each and work best when you attend weekly. These can run for as long as necessary and we can be guided by the process.


If you wish to arrange longer term counselling, or ‘check-in’ sessions monthly, I am happy to talk through your requirements.


What Is Counselling?

Counselling is a method of therapy that works through talking. It is a journey, where we can talk through any problems or troubling thoughts you may be having, and consider how to deal with your problems in a confidential and respectful discussion. It is not an easy option and it takes great courage to talk about your feelings openly, perhaps for the first time.

No matter what, through my counselling in Benfleet, I am here to listen with empathy.

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How Counselling Helps You

  • Allows you space to work through thoughts, problems, and issues
  • Gain insight and a different perspective
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Regain wellbeing and balance in your life
  • Feel more settled, free, and peaceful, and improves mood
  • Helps with mental and emotional resilience
  • Enhanced life-skills, through discourse and advice
  • Improved self-motivation



If you wish to arrange counselling in Benfleet, or any other talking therapy to help with emotional or mental problems in your life, you are welcome to contact me directly by phone or email.



Different types of therapy

My approach to counselling in Benfleet is often integrative, combining many of the elements of the therapies listed to give you tailored counselling that is best suited to you. I can combine the following approaches to your counselling journey:

Psychodynamic counselling/psychotherapy

This approach considers whether something subconscious or repressed is affecting you negatively, and addressing this.

CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy)

This therapy is aimed at addressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that are unhelpful to your wellbeing.

Person-centred therapy

This enables you to focus on yourself, and to explore and understand your self and your problems from a non-judgemental perspective.

Transactional analysis

This therapy requires you to understand your thinking from a different state, as if you were a child or a parent, or an adult, as a way to solve emotional problems.


Inner child work

Allowing you to engage with your inner child to resolve problems from your past as well as in your present.


Solution focused

This therapy is very much focussed on what you want to achieve through therapy, and what you want to achieve in the future.


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Trauma and how it affects us

There are many negative ways in which trauma can affect you long after the event itself has passed. We can work through these problems together.


Stress, depression and anxiety

These extremely common mental health problems shouldn’t ruin your life. My counselling in Benfleet can help.



It is completely normal to feel anger but when it becomes intense, constant or irrational it can turn destructive and affect home and work.  Anger is often an emotion attached to other issues such as depression, anxiety, fear and loss. If unchecked could lead to frustration, lack of sleep, substance misuse and isolation resulting in a self-perpetuating cycle.

Grief and Bereavement

A person can experience any loss as grief. Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after a death. Many may experience grief as a mental, physical, or social emotional reaction.  Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, extreme sadness and despair.




Reasons people may come to a counsellor

  •  Work place pressure
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Stress

  •  Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Dependency

  •  Difficult life events
  • Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Upsetting physical health
  • Obsessive behaviours


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Counselling online or in person, as you prefer

Your counselling sessions can be either face-to-face or online, depending on the situation. You can use Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp, to receive counselling. If you prefer counselling in person, I can perform face-to-face talking therapy in a calm and comfortable environment. Please take and pass a lateral flow test before arriving for face-to-face counselling.

If you are finding emotional or mental problems are becoming difficult to deal with, don’t suffer in silence. You are always welcome to call Amy Murray Counselling Services

 07951 517 088

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BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Counselling Skills-Level 2
Certificate in Counselling Skills- Level 3
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling -Level 4
Safeguarding Training
Independent Advocacy Diploma-Level 4
Mental Health Act IMHA- Level 4
Mental Capacity Act IMCA-Level 4
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding DOLS- Level 4
Health and Social Care Diploma Certificate


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