Head office: 01245 269335; Chelmsford: 01245 359353/07958 076001; Basildon: 01268 822800/07717 126407 info@renew-us.org

Referrals from Churches

Eddie CardenRenew’s origins are within the Baptist Church and the charityhas a long history of supportingthe work of both Baptist and Anglican communities. For the past 14 years Renewhas provided counselling support to Anglican clergy and their families, with senior staff acting as the Bishop of Chelmsford’s adviser on Pastoral Care and Counselling. The current Chief Executive is an Anglican priest and registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy with experience in parish ministry, statutory psychiatric services and work for the Archbishops’ Council at a national level.

Most of our counsellors are people of faith and those who are not are content to work within the faith dynamic that motivates our work and sustains the organisation. Our counsellors work well with issues of faith and are aware of and sensitive to the particular issues that Christian ministry brings.

We can offer support to ministers in dealing with particular pastoral situations from an individual and congregational perspective. Renew can provide training on mental health, pastoral and psychological issues for those working with children, young people and adults within a church setting.

To refer church members for counselling, please contact:

Bridge Centre


phone: 01268 822800
email: bridge@renew-us.org

Sycamore Centre


phone: 01245 359353
email: sycamore@renew-us.org

Referrals for clergy counselling and any other matters should be directed to:

Revd Eddie Carden

phone: 07800 730022
email: eddie@renew-us.org

Opening Times

Sycamore Centre
  • Monday 12.00noon – 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 10.30am – 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00noon
    4.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Bridge Centre
  • Monday 10.00am – 9.15pm
  • Tuesday 10.00am – 9.15pm
  • Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday 11.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 2.00pm
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Renew’s therapeutic services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and we adhere to their ethical framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. Renew Counselling is a registered charity No 1084940 and a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England. Registered office: Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AH Company No. 4099810 TM The name, logotype and four squares graphic device are registered Trademarks (Reg No: 3015144) of Renew Counselling