The Child and Family Counselling Service.

Parents are now able to access direct support for their child by referring them into the safe hands of our Child and Family Counselling Team.

The Child and Family Counselling Service provides therapy to children, young people and families. We support many different issues such as self-harm, identity, anxiety, bullying, bereavement, parental separation and family issues or conflict. We offer support to children, young people and parents through talking, play and art therapy.

We have a team of highly experienced Counsellors, Specialist Child and Adolescent Counsellors and Play Therapists available within the counselling team who work in our specially adapted therapy rooms in our premises in Billericay High Street.

The pathway is overseen by Sarah D’Lima, who is an experienced counsellor herself. Sarah and the team are both passionate about and dedicated to the wellbeing of children and young people. The team has achieved very positive and reparative outcomes for children and families.

What can we expect?

After an initial contact, Sarah will arrange an assessment to explore the issues your child may be experiencing; she will then identify which model best supports the difficulty your child may be facing.

There is a charge for each session: however, there are some opportunities for funding so please do call us to discuss.

Who do we contact?

If you are worried about your child and would like to talk to us further, please email Catherine who will be pleased to help.

Take a moment to read about the experiences two of our parents have shared with us:

I had contacted a number of professional services to assist me in helping my daughter. At the suggestion of my daughter's school a referral was made to BCCS and it was then that I met one of their counsellors. After months of unanswered questions and "hitting brick walls" I finally had answers, structure and a profound understanding of how a little girl's mind works.
For me, there has been nothing so worrying as watching your child struggle and the BCCS counsellor's help has enabled me to help her, for which I will be forever grateful.


I don't doubt how much you have helped him find ways to deal with his feelings and what is really fantastic is that somehow talking to you has made him understand that it's good to talk about one's feelings and he seems a lot more open now.