Lindsay Wildgust Counselling and Mindfulness in Essex

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Counselling in person and online in Essex


Welcome to Lindsay Wildgust



How can I help you?


  • When people ask you how you are, do you always answer "I'm fine" even though you're really not?
  • Do other people see you as strong and capable when inside you feel you are barely coping?
  • Do you feel like you are just existing? Maybe you feel you're on the edge of, or even in burnout?
  • Have you stopped doing the things that make you feel most like you?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed by a life stage transition? A bereavement, a serious illness, divorce or relationship breakdown, the arrival of a baby, empty nest, retirement, or increasing care responsibilities?
  • Are you feeling anxious? 

    If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then I might be the counsellor you are looking for. I will offer you a safe space where you can answer the "how are you" question honestly, where I will support you as you work through the challenges you face. Major changes and challenges happen to us all, counsellors included! Sometimes navigating your way through them on your own feels impossible and sharing how you feel with family and friends can be very difficult because you don't want to burden anyone. 


For Frequently asked questions on my counselling services click 


Why work with me?

  • I am a friendly, approachable and down to earth person and pride myself on building real connection and warmth with my clients. 
  • I am a counsellor because I have been there and experienced the power of counselling in my own life. It helped me get fresh perspective, process what I was feeling, and empowered me to take much better care of myself going forward. I also love supporting people to work on their personal growth and helping them transform and find themselves again.
  • I am a qualified mindfulness teacher which gives me another set of skills and techniques to help support my clients. I trained in mindfulness because I found it very helpful in my own life as well as with clients. I worked in a large NHS hospital for 6 years as a Macmillan Counsellor and co-facilitated mindfulness courses for patients and staff. For more information on my mindfulness sessions click HERE

Learn to be kinder, gentler and more compassionate with yourself...

  • This is a key element of my work both with counselling clients and in mindfulness teaching. Helping people improve their awareness of how they look after themselves practically, emotionally, and psychologically has a significant positive impact on overall wellbeing. This can lead to real lasting changes helping an individual cope better with future challenges.
  • Making changes in our lives can often feel overwhelming and we can be held back by a sense of how we have failed to make and maintain changes in the past. Often we push too hard for perfection and are critical and unkind with ourselves; "I must... I have to... I should...I shouldn't..." We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend or loved one. I can help you become aware of your inner critic and together we can work out ways you can develop a kinder way of managing yourself.

In person or Online?

  • In person: Many people prefer counselling sessions to take place in a room with another person away from the pressures of their home or work lives. Having this physical space to visit regularly can be very helpful, allowing us to step out of our day to day life and gain fresh perspective.
  • Online: There is growing evidence that online therapy can be just as effective as those in person. Working online is a great option for people who are unable to get out due to ill health, medical treatment or care responsibilities. It also means clients who don't live in my area are able to work with me.

Where do I work?

  • I work with individuals for counselling from a choice of two comfortable therapy rooms; one in a peaceful rural setting in Wickford and one conveniently located in Shenfield High Street, These are both within easy reach of Billericay, Brentwood, Stock, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Blackmore, Basildon, Rayleigh, Langdon Hills and surrounding areas.

Next steps...

  • Together we can explore what support you feel would be right for you.
  • If it sounds like I might be the right counsellor for you then please ring/text/email to book in a free 20 minute call.
  • We can begin to discuss how I might be able to support you at this time and to get a feel for how it might be for us to work together.
Telephone 07774 560488 Please leave a message and I will call you back ASAP

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