Our counsellors

Nick Bacon MBACP

Nick Bacon MBACP

Nick is the founder of Chelmsford Talking Therapy and an experienced, fully qualified Registered Counsellor. 

He holds an industry recognised Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) (registered member number 228318).

Nick's client base is wide ranging. He has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with acute anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, anger problems and difficulties relating to trauma/PTSD; both on a long term and short basis. 

He provides a safe, non-judgemental space for individuals to explore their feelings and gain a greater understanding of different aspects of their lives. 

As well as work with adults Nick also has over five years' experience working therapeutically with children, young people and their families. 

Alongside psychodynamic counselling Nick also specialises in Brief Solution Focused work which can be particularly beneficial in working towards rebuilding family relationships. 

Professional qualifications:

Diploma in Counselling Skills (Chelmsford Counselling Foundation, 2012)

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Chelmsford Counselling Foundation, 2016 - BACP accredited counselling course)

Continuing professional development (CPD): 

Child and Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (Essex County Council)

Keeping it BRIEF (BRIEF)

Working with Dreams (Renew Counselling)

Working with Children and Adolescents (BRIEF)

Attachment Theory & Relationships (David Shemmings c/o Essex County Council)

Working with Young People and Gangs (Youth Offending)

Working with Loss and Bereavement (Child Bereavement UK)

Restorative Justice (Youth Offending)

Dream Interpretation (Chelmsford Counselling Foundation)

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness (EYPDAS)

Working with Homeless Young People (Shelter)

Understanding Homelessness Legislation (Shelter)

Prevent (safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism) (Essex County Council)

Working with Suicidal Ideation (EYPDAS)

BRIEF Solution Focused Foundation Programme (BRIEF)

Child Protection (Essex County Council)

Counselling and therapeutic practice:

2018-2019: Chelmsford Talking Therapy, Chelmsford

2018-2019: Inner Self Counselling, Maldon

2019: Optima Health, Nationwide

2014-2019: Divisional Based Intervention Team, Essex County Council 

2017-2018: Renew Counselling, Chelmsford

2014-2017: Chelmsford Counselling Foundation, Chelmsford


Professional Indemnity Insurance provided by Towergate Insurance

Supervision in line with BACP Ethical Framework with an accredited Counselling Supervisor

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