Michele Gazmuri-Symmes

Michele Gazmuri-Symmes

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Nr Halstead

Nr Halstead CO9
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Monday to Friday  8am -9pm

Sat 10am -6pm 

About me and my therapy practice

I offer an initial free 20-minute consultation, in which we can discuss your needs and see if I would be right for you. I am a fully qualified counsellor specialising in Children, teenagers and young people. As a parent/carer, are you juggling many roles, unsure of how best to support your child/young person.

Children and teenagers may face many challenges, not only are they going through physical changes, but they are also having to navigate the complexities of a continually evolving world and relationships. I can provide a safe and confidential space in which we can explore what is going on to increase self-awareness and find new ways of managing difficult feelings and behaviours. 

I work in many ways with children and young people as they are often unable to communicate their inner world verbally to others.  In offering creative ways of working children and young people are able to make sense of their feelings and behaviours increasing self awareness and developing new ways of being. 

I also hold a Diploma in integrative counselling(adults) in which I am able to tailor my approach to meet the client’s needs. I enjoy working with young adults and adults and value each individual as unique.  

Practice description

I work from a practice in Castle Hedingham, providing support to  Braintree, Halstead, Sudbury and the surrounding villages. I also work online if I feel this is suitable and will meet your needs. I offer short term work (6-8 sessions) and longer term work. 

At Castle Counselling you will be warmly welcomed,  respected and accepted without any judgements. My approach is person-centred placing the client at the heart of the relationship; however I am also able to draw upon other approaches as I hold a Diploma in adult integrative counselling. 

I offer creative ways of working,such as paint, chalk,pens,sand tray ,puppets , play  or talking therapy if that is how the client wishes to work. 

My first session

Prior to our first session, I will invite you to a free 20-minute telephone consultation to establish  your needs and see if I would be the right therapist for you/your child/young person.  

If you then agree to first session this will charged at the normal rate, and during this session I will explain further how the counselling process works and what you would like to achieve. This first session provides you with an opportunity to see how you feel about me and what I offer. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited