LOCATION: SOUTH BENFLEET with links via rail, bus and within M25/A13

NICOLA BUTCHER the owner of counselling-in-essex.co.uk is a fully qualified and a Senior Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor & Clinical Hypnotherapist.  She and her other qualified therapists offer a broad range of counselling and hypnotherapy services and work with both adults and children.  In addition to this, Nicola is an autism specialist and you may find further information about the service offered within the “About Me” section.


Counselling is a unique experience for each person. Counselling allows you the freedom to express your most intimate thoughts and concerns in a safe and trusting relationship to help you facilitate changes in your life.

There are no preconceived judgments in counselling and is not about me telling you what to do. It is about me helping you to make decisions more objectively, problem solve and come to terms with the concerns in your life.  At counselling-in-essex we firmly believe that being in a non-judgmental environment, with someone who really listens can help with so many problems in life and support you on your life journey.

It is important to recognise that counselling is not always a quick process and although lots of individuals can achieve well-being quite quickly, it can on occasion take longer depending on the client’s issues. The counselling journey can be challenging, however, as your counsellor we will support you all the way to help you reach your goals and gain the rewards you seek.


Nicola offers hypnotherapy to treat panic, anxiety, stress, phobias, weight management and smoking cessation.

Hypnotherapy is a treatment that allows you to focus, relax and explore.  As for the myths, you are always aware of where you are and you are in control at all times.

Essentially all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and is an excellent self-awareness tool.

Everyone has the ability to change.

The types of issues we can help you with:

Adolescence, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Aspergers Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism,

Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying,

Childhood Issues, Compulsive Behaviour, Couple Relationships,

Debt, Depression, Dyslexia, Eating Disorders,

Family Problems, Fear,


Learning Difficulties, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem,

Marriage (Marital Relations), Mental Health Problems,

Negative Thoughts,

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),

Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Personal Relationships, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),

Relationship Problems,

Self Harm, Separation, Shame, Stress, Stress Management,


Unresolved Issues,

Work related Stress

“Nicola helped me get through a very tough time when my mum died.  Her grief counselling sessions really helped me come to terms with my loss and got me back on track. I now feel at peace with her passing and life has headed in a positive direction, and I credit Nicola’s help as the turning point.  Having someone experienced to talk to was invaluable, her style of counselling was very understanding and she helped me unlock the answers for myself. I’d highly recommend Nicola as a counsellor, she was of great support.”        

C., Billericay