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Counsellor Saffron Walden.

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Saffron Walden. I can help you with a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and more.

Fully Qualified

Highly Rated

Friendly & Non-Judgemental

From £55 a session

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Get to Know Shelley Thurgood

Your Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

I am a registered (BACP) and qualified (Integrative Counselling BA Hons & Diploma) integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor with a passion for helping people navigate difficult times in their lives.


I use various techniques and approaches to tailor my counselling to your specific needs and believe in working collaboratively with you to find the best way forward. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions and to support you on your journey towards healing and growth.


Life's Journey

Your are not alone.

There are times in life's journey when we can often experience feeling overwhelmed, lost, and alone due to life difficulties and personal events. Humans are directional beings who aim to find meaning and purpose in life. However, past events and unhealthy patterns of behaviour can repeat themselves, leaving us with a sense that we are not moving forward.


It can often feel daunting to face this journey alone during these times. Therefore, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing. 


Psychotherapy enables us to explore our connection to life and to understand our thought processing and responses to life experiences. Doing so can help create a pathway towards change and personal growth and provide you with tools for the future to help manage everyday life experiences and life-changing events.


Client Testimonials

"I have been struggling with anxiety for years, and Shelley has helped me to understand my triggers and develop coping strategies that really work. She is kind, empathetic, and really knows her stuff!"

Riley Jones

"Shelley has been an absolute lifeline for me during a really tough time. She creates a safe and supportive space where I can be completely honest and open, and I always leave feeling better than when I arrived. I can't recommend her highly enough!"

Payton Hillman

"I was hesitant to try therapy at first, but Shelley put me at ease right away. She is warm, compassionate, and truly cares about her clients. She has helped me to develop the tools I need to manage my anxiety and live a more fulfilling life."

Reese Mathers

What I Can Help You With

Working collaboratively together.

Training as an Integrative Counsellor has allowed me to create an environment that enables me to connect uniquely with each individual and draw upon different theoretical concepts relating to the past and present, which helps facilitate a deeper understanding of ourselves.

As individuals, we are all unique and different therapy styles may be suited to meet the needs of each person. Therefore, I endeavour to work relationally through connecting and communication with the belief we can work collaboratively together to help facilitate change and growth.


Below are just some of the challenges I help people deal with.

Depression & Anxiety

These widespread mental health issues can be managed through therapy.

Domestic Abuse

Therapy empowers survivors to heal, regain self-esteem, and develop coping strategies in a supportive environment.

Stress & Self Confidence

Stress can undermine self-confidence. Therapy is essential to manage stress and boost self-confidence.

Grief & Trauma

Trauma therapy provides a supportive space for emotional healing and recovery in a safe space.

Self Harm

Therapy offers support and strategies to help you understand and overcome your self-harming behaviours.

Personality Disorders

Therapy empowers individuals to navigate maladaptive patterns and develop healthier ways of functioning.


Addiction therapy provides support and strategies to address underlying causes and promote recovery.

Learning Difficulties

Therapy can help improve challenges individuals encounter in acquiring and processing information or skills.

Family Issues

Therapy fosters open communication and understanding, strengthening familial bonds and well-being.


Book A Free Discovery Call

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