Stepping Stones therapists provide counselling and hypnotherapy in Billericay, Wickford, Southend and surrounding areas of Essex. We specialise in a number of areas listed below:


Counselling provides you with the time and space to talk in confidence with someone who is trained to listen, I will not judge you or tell you what to do. I will support you to explore your difficulties and help you find possible solutions that feel right for you. Through the counselling process thoughts are clarified, difficult feelings and emotions are identified, expressed and soothed, and new ways of being are tried out and evaluated.
Counselling can help with

  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Panic attacks
  • Worry
  • Phobias
  • Weight and eating problems
  • Self-harm
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Anger management plus many other physical or emotional issues


Remote Counselling
A very convenient, accessible, confidential, alternative to the traditional face to face therapy. On line/ Remote counselling provides you with the same experience as face to face counselling but with the convenience and comfort of your own home or office.
This is a very good format of choice if you have demanding schedules or family commitments.
On line/ Remote counselling can be an effective and less stressful way of achieving the same results, with no additional time for travelling to and from a clinic and your choice of appointment time. This therapy can help to resolve your psychological, emotional, interpersonal and behavioral problems such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, stress, panic, low self – esteem and confidence.

What’s Involved
Simply set up a Zoom account by downloading Zoom ( ) and I will contact you at the time of your appointment. It is the same principle as face to face counselling. Please feel free to contact me for more information before setting up, via email or telephone and book an appointment time.
Please feel free to call me for a no obligation friendly chat before booking any sessions or if you have any questions.



Counseling is a valuable resource for various challenges. If you’re dealing with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, or grief, therapists offer support, coping strategies, and a safe space for expression. For relationship problems, whether with couples or individuals facing challenges in friendships, family, or work, counseling helps navigate conflicts and enhance communication. During major life transitions like divorce, job loss, or relocation, counseling provides guidance and coping mechanisms. It’s also a tool for self-exploration, aiding personal development by exploring values, goals, and aspirations. For stress management, addiction issues, trauma recovery, decision-making, anger management, and improving coping skills, counseling offers tailored assistance to address specific needs and foster positive change.

Individual sessions………………£ 60.00

Of course, you need to want to make the change we can only help you if you are fully committed. So if you’re ready to see a new you smiling back in the mirror, take the next step to a better life and call today 078138 24604


Stepping Stones Therapies provides counselling to aid with the following :

  1. Mental Health Issues: Individuals experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, or grief can benefit from counseling. Stepping Stones Therapies can provide support, coping strategies, and a safe space to express feelings.

  2. Relationship Problems: Counseling can help couples navigate conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationships. It can also be beneficial for individuals facing challenges in friendships, family dynamics, or work relationships.

  3. Life Transitions: Major life changes, such as divorce, job loss, retirement, or relocation, can be stressful. Stepping Stones Therapies can provide guidance and coping mechanisms to navigate these transitions.

  4. Self-Exploration and Personal Growth: Counseling can be a valuable tool for individuals seeking personal development and self-discovery. It offers a space to explore one’s values, goals, and aspirations.

  5. Stress Management: High levels of stress can have a significant impact on physical and mental well-being. Counseling can help individuals develop effective stress management techniques and coping strategies.

  6. Addiction Issues: People struggling with substance abuse or other addictive behaviors can benefit from counseling to address the underlying causes and work towards recovery.

  7. Trauma Recovery: Individuals who have experienced traumatic events, such as abuse, assault, or accidents, may find counseling helpful in processing and healing from the emotional impact of these experiences.

  8. Decision-Making: Counseling can assist individuals in making important life decisions by providing a neutral and supportive environment to explore options, assess priorities, and clarify values.

  9. Anger Management: For those struggling with anger issues, counseling can provide tools and strategies to manage anger in a healthy and constructive way.

  10. Improving Coping Skills: Counseling can teach individuals healthier ways to cope with life’s challenges, reducing reliance on unhealthy coping mechanisms.

    What is Hypnotherapy?

    It is not what you see on stage shows….but that it is a completely natural phenomenon which is drug free and non- addictive. It is a state which is self-induced assisted by the directions of the hypnotherapist. While in a state of hypnosis you are neither asleep nor unconscious, and you are fully aware of what is happening. The technique is a way of getting through to the subconscious mind and re-programming it. The subconscious mind influences our everyday experiences and a lot of memories, good and bad are stored there, even though we are not aware of these memories, which in turn, can affect our everyday lives, even though we are not aware that the subconscious is controlling us. Most sessions are carried out weekly over a four to six week period for the best results. Except quit smoking, this is usually a one off session, lasting a couple of hours.

    What can Hypnosis Do For You?

    Hypnosis can be used to improve your general functioning and make you feel better mentally and physically and also make positive changes in the way you think and feel about yourself.

    Hypnosis can help with :

    Stress and anxiety
    Self-esteem and confidence
    Panic attacks
    Sleep problems
    Weight control
    Pain control
    Quit smoking
    Exam nerves/Driving test nerves
    Plus many other physical or emotional issues.

    What can Hypnosis Do For You?

    Hypnosis can be used to improve your general functioning and make you feel better mentally and physically and also make positive changes in the way you think and feel about yourself.

    Hypnosis can help with

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What is counselling?

    A: Counseling is a therapeutic process where individuals work with a trained professional to explore and address personal challenges, emotional issues, and life difficulties.

    Q: How does counselling work?

    A: Counseling involves open and confidential discussions between the client and the counselor. The counselor provides support, guidance, and tools to help clients navigate and overcome their challenges.

    Q: What types of issues can counselling address?

    A: Counseling can address a wide range of issues, including but not limited to mental health concerns, relationship problems, life transitions, stress management, addiction, trauma recovery, and personal growth.

    Q: How long does counselling typically last?

    A: The duration of counseling varies depending on the individual and the nature of their concerns. It can range from short-term, focused interventions to more extended, ongoing support.

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    About Us

    Stepping Stones was founded by Elizabeth Rose, a qualified counsellor & hypnotherapist. Operating primarily from her home practise in Billericay, Stepping Stones now consists of numerous qualified therapists that focus on 4 core areas.

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    Stepping Stone Counselling & Hypnotherapy | Billericay, Essex CM12 | Brentwood, Essex CM14.

    Call: 07813 824604

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