Ronald Gathercole

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Braintree

Braintree CM7
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I'm Ron I opened my Centre; Independent Therapy Solutions on 1st August 2005 after working at RELATE, GP Surgeries and in the drug and alcohol field. I was a family group conference coordinator for the local health authority and for several year’s I taught the Diploma in Counselling, briefly at Chelmsford College and then at Life Force in Colchester I am an experienced clinical supervisor for therapists, students and have supervision regularly myself.

I became a counsellor because of life events and my own self-healing journey, that isn't as easy as it sounds, let's just say that I have been there, and got the t-shirt! It took my own counselling and much learning which has qualified me to be part of other people’s journeys. I have been member of the BACP for more than 25 years and adhere to their Code of Practise and maintain the required continuous professional development.

My expertise is people and life, and my quest is to support people in a confidential, non - judgemental, self- empowering way.

I am a compassionate professional that has helped many individuals and couples, from all walks of lives, each with their own story, I have a ‘tool bag’ of skills across many paradigms which enables an integrative and personalised therapeutic approach. Building a relationship based on collaboration and trust, exploring what has brought you to therapy and what comes into your sessions, it can sometimes be like peeling an onion and this process can be long or short, but you will be the centre of the sessions.

Practice description

My Therapy Centre is Braintree Town, there are three therapy rooms, two for counselling and a clinical multipurpose room, which is used for both massage and talking therapies.

It is a very calm and welcoming environment. 

My first session


You will have a free initial assessment, this is a great opportunity to start the therapeutic relationship, I need to assess your suitability for the therapeutic process, it may be that this may not be the right time, if I do not think I am the right therapist for you or vice versa I will do my utmost to refer you to one of my colleagues. If we decide to work together, there will be a number of forms to complete, please do not worry, it is more of a case of me completing them and you checking and signing.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy