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Maaike Beech | Counsellor/ Trauma Therapist/ Supervisor/ Trainer/ Clinical Lead

Counsellor--Trauma-Therapist--Supervisor--Trainer--Clinical-Lead-Rochford
40 Weir Pond Road
SS4 1AH Rochford
maaike-beech@therapycounselling.org
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Counselling Rochford - Southend-on-Sea

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​It can be such a step to reach out for help, picking up the phone and start counselling or therapy. Sometimes it's difficult to know when to ask for help. I believe that no-one should have to struggle alone. I believe that there is always hope! Hope to recover, hope for feeling better, hope to get out of a place of feeling stuck. Whatever it is, or whatever you are going through, you don't have to do it alone.

 

With 14+ years experience I provide counselling and trauma therapy in a safe way for young people and adults who may be struggling. I find it important that we work in a pace that suits you, rather than going too quickly (or too slow). I am fully accredited by the BACP's (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), as well as the NCS (National Counselling Society). This means that I abide by their Ethical Frameworks, to ensure we are both safe.

 

I am experienced and trained in providing one-to-one integrative counselling and psychotherapy, as well as trauma therapy. This includes working with Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the Rewind-Technique and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing). We can find a way of working that feels comfortable for you. We also regularly run Trauma Therapy Groups, both locally in the area of Southend, as well as online. For the online Trauma Therapy Groups you of course can join in from wherever you live within the UK.

 

I also deliver a range of counselling training and supervision for trainee counsellors and experienced qualified counsellors and therapists. I am a Senior Therapist and Clinical Lead for a London-based charity, and coordinate a Therapeutic Service for young people who have experienced extensive and complex trauma. I am also a Clinical Quality Governance Board member, to ensure good quality across the organisation. 

 

I believe it is very important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor or therapist. We can therefore use a first appointment to get to know each other better, and to spend some time figuring out how counselling or trauma therapy might be helpful for you.

If you would like to know more or book an appointment, please send me a message. 


Maaike

Online therapy

Telephone and online counselling will be structured in a similar way to face-to-face sessions: We will book a particular date and time, at which the sessions will take place. Online counselling can take place through Zoom. At the beginning of the first session we will take a little time to ensure all technology works well, after which the session can take place. 

 

If you would like to access telephone or online counselling or therapy, it may be helpful to think about what might be a private space for you to be in, when accessing these sessions. If you have any questions as to how this works, or if you would like to start this up, please don't hesitate to contact me!



Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic

These are difficult times for many people, with the corona virus spreading across the United Kingdom. The virus is likely to impact many people, whether it is through health, social contacts, work, or finances. Counselling or therapy can help to manage your worries, anxieties and stressors. You may find that counselling can help you navigate this anxious time.

 

When we are not in lock down or Tier 3 or higher (and if it is safe to do so for both parties), we can have face-to-face sessions, whilst abiding by all government guidelines. This includes to keep 1.5-2meters distance between us, avoiding handshakes, etcetera. If you however feel unwell (fever, cough, etcetera), someone in your household is unwell, or if you belong to a vulnerable group (such as being the age of 70+, having an underlying illness, being pregnant), you can also access telephone or online counselling. This might be a safe alternative and a way for you to still have counselling, whilst not leaving the safety of your own house.

Qualifications and registrations

  • 2022 - EMDR - Level 1- Completed. Level 2 & 3: Ongoing
  • 2021 - Post-Graduate Certificate Clinical Supervision - Ongoing
  • 2021 - Advanced Diploma in Trauma Treatment for Complex PTSD - Ongoing
  • 2021 - Diploma Gambling Counselling , with distinction
  • 2021 - Addiction Counselling - QLS Level 3
  • 2020 - Qualified Cyber Therapy - Children, Young People and Adults
  • 2019 - Advanced Diploma Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • 2018 - Certificate Counselling Supervision
  • 2018 - Practitioners Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • 2017 - Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2009 - BSc (Hons) Social Work, Considered the Dutch Equivalent of BSc Degree Counselling
  • 2006 - BSc Degree in Teaching


Registrations

Specialisations

I specialize in working with any form of trauma, including domestic abuse, sexual abuse (including CSA/ CSE), car accidents, traumatic bereavements, sudden illness, trafficking and torture. I am trained up to Level 1 in EMDR. EMDR is a way of processing trauma, which allows the 'whole brain' to be online (rather than off-line). We can always talk through what this looks like for you! I am also trained in the Rewind-Technique by the Human Givens College. The Rewind-Technique is a gentle trauma-technique which allows you to process the traumatic memory whilst feeling safe and present.

 

I have also been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by the Anna Freud Centre in London, which is a gentle way to increase a sense of safety, working to manage your post-trauma symptoms such as re-living, avoidance, hyper-arousal and negative views of yourself or the world. We can look at processing some of the feelings or traumatic experiences as well. Some people find that very helpful, for others it may not be necessary. The sessions will always be tailored to your wants and needs.

 

Aside from specializing in trauma, I also specialize in working with bereavement and loss. I worked for 4 years for a Hospice in Chelmsford, and have provided bereavement counselling through the years in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. A loss may include a loss of a job, marriage, contact with family, house or a pet. 

 

 

Trauma Therapy Group

I also run a Trauma Therapy Group. The Trauma Therapy Group is offered both locally in the area of Southend, as well as online. For the online Trauma Therapy Groups you of course can join in from wherever you live within the UK.

 

Trauma is uniquely painful, but connecting with others with similar experiences can help to heal and recover. In this safe, confidential therapy group we will look at:

  • Trauma-symptoms, such as flashbacks
  • Persistent survival states
  • Regulating the body
  • “Safe” feeling unsafe
  • Negative thoughts and avoidance
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Self-blame leading to guilt
  • Shame and intimacy
  • Building up resources

You can share your struggles and wins, start to feel a bit safer again and gradually move from surviving to living. It is a chance to be supported, as well as to support others.

The structure is 8 weekly 2 hour sessions, with regular enrolling. 

 

If you would like to know more, please send me a message. 

 

Most common issues I support people with:

1. Trauma in all its forms

2. Bereavement and loss

3. Anxiety

4. Depression

5. Identity and self-esteem

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Registered member of BACP

Fees


One-to-one counselling and trauma therapy:

Residents of the boroughs of Southend-on-Sea, Rochford or Castlepoint receive our discounted rates for 50-minute sessions:
£55 for a one-to-one session
£40 for a one-to-one session for students
Concessional rates are also available if you struggle financially.
 
 
Residents of other boroughs or parts of Great-Britain (including London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Ireland and Scotland) or other countries such as the Netherlands pay the regular rate of:
£70 for a one-to-one session
£45 for a one-to-one session for students

If you are interested in partaking in the Trauma Therapy Group (face-to-face or online), please contact me for more information!


Clinical Supervision:

Residents of the boroughs of Southend-on-Sea, Rochford or Castlepoint receive our discounted rates:
£70 for 1.5 hours
£55 for 1 hour
 
Student rates:  
£55 for 1.5 hours
£40 for 1 hour
Concessional rates are also available if you struggle financially.
 
 
Residents of other boroughs or parts of Great-Britain (including London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Ireland and Scotland) or other countries such as the Netherlands pay the regular rate of:
£80 for 1.5 hours
£60 for 1 hour
 
Student rates:  
£60 for 1.5 hours
£45 for 1 hour
Concessional rates are also available if you struggle financially.
 
These amounts are the same for face-to-face, online or telephone counselling and therapy.

 

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday -
Wednesday -
Thursday 3pm - 6pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday -
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