Carlie Wickenden-Walsh

Carlie Wickenden-Walsh

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Southend-on-sea

Southend-on-sea SS1
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I run my practice on these days and can offer these times  

  • Mondays: (9am, 10am (term time) 17:30pm, 18:30pm) 
  • Tuesdays: (9am, 10am (term time) 17:30pm, 18:30pm)
  • Wednesdays: (13:30pm, 14:30pm, 15:30pm, 16:30pm, 17:30pm, 18:30pm)
  • Thursdays: (9am, 10am (term time only), 17:30pm, 18:30pm)
  • Fridays: (9am, 10am (term time only) 17:30pm, 18:30pm)
  • Saturdays: Face to face sessions - 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

Morning sessions on weekdays are only in Essex term time only. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP accredited Integrative therapist. This means I integrate many types of therapies together to help with your situation. Listed below is the types of therapies I use and combine together:

Humanistic approach - Explore in your pace what is going on for you right now and how it is affecting your day to day life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - This is where we explore thoughts (see if they are rational or irrational), feelings (chance to label how you feel to that situation), body sensations (to be able to notice or start to notice how your body is reacting when you explore this situation) and behaviours (explore how you reacted to the situation what it helpful or not). It is an effective psycho-education form of therapy, to help you learn where you maybe getting caught in a vicious cycle. Has a great impact on managing anxiety and depression.

Psychodynamic approach - This is where we go back into the past and start to make connections on what seems to be coming up for you today, unfortunately we cannot change the past but we can learn from it and help ourselves understand where we maybe repeating patterns.

Transactional analysis - This is where we explore how you relate to others and vice versa through (transaction) of communication and behaviour by exploring your ego states (parent, adult and child) by using the PAC model.


* Practitioners Skills for Eating Disorders Diploma - 2022, NCFED

* Practitioners course in Post Natal Mental Health and Early Parenting Relationships (CPNP) - 2021, Easibirthing 

* Diploma in Trauma Therapy - 2019, NAOS 

* Practitioners in Counselling -  BACP accreditation completed in 2018, Victoria Counselling 

* Advanced Diploma in Counselling - 2011, Victoria Counselling  

* AQA Intermediate Counselling Skills - 2009, Victoria Counselling  


I complete 30 hours and more every year as part of BACP accreditation. In various areas of mental health work. 

Practice description

I offer therapy via Zoom or FaceTime or over the phone from Monday - Friday and Saturdays I offer face to face sessions based in my Southend office. 


I am registered to many health insurances (as listed below) if you would like to use your health insurance to cover the session fee; 

  • Aviva
  • AXA
  • Aetna Global Benefits 
  • Bupa
  • Bendon Health care 
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health
  • WPA


I have been qualified since 2011 and within that time I have worked within Basildon MIND for 3 years to work towards my BACP accreditation. I was also working at The Priory Hospital Chelmsford inpatient and outpatient Adolescents and Adults service (Eating Disorder ward for 3 months before I went on maternity leave). I worked as a Teaching assistant for 7 years on the Adolescent inpatient ward and then moved into the role of Therapist Assistant for 3 years and Sessional Outpatient Therapist for CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Services) and am still currently a remote Sessional Therapist for both CAMHS & Adults Outpatients for The Priory Chelmsford. 

I have run my private practice alongside working for Priory since 2011. 

As you can imagine I have a great insight to Mental health from all this wealth of experience I have gained from working on inpatient ward and outpatients.

My client base is age from 12 years old and onwards and has been a mixture of; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression Episodes, Stress, Self-harm/suicidal thoughts, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Work related issues, Intrusive thoughts, Pregnancy related issues, Post natal Depression & Anxiety and Birth Trauma, Eating issues and Loss.  

My first session

In your first session this will be the chance for me to find out a few basic details and then assess your mental health and to see what treatment I feel will be best suited for you and with the situation that you bring to therapy; however this may change as therapy progresses. 

It is also a chance for you to see if you feel I am right counsellor for you. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited