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Secure Base Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
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Colchester Children’s Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
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Tony Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
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Nicola Birchley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
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Claire Wyatt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, this means I create an individual, personalised approach that is specific to your needs. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am able to work with male or female clients, couples and regularly help young people from the age of 12 and above. I have helped many clients with a diverse range of issues, including; Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Anger management, Eating disorders, Affairs, Addictions etc
I am an experienced Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, this means I create an individual, personalised approach that is specific to your needs. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am able to work with male or female clients, couples and regularly help young people from the age of 12 and above. I have helped many clients with a diverse range of issues, including; Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Anger management, Eating disorders, Affairs, Addictions etc
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William Francis Thomson - The Therapy Bubble
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and you are sitting with a problem that may be made worse by a loss or past experience or you are stuck and can’t move forward, it can be beneficial to speak in confidence with someone who is not immediately involved within your circle. I'm is an experienced person centred counsellor, I have worked with people who have had a variety of concerns including, anxiety, low self-worth, depression, bereavement, loss, loneliness, addiction, stress, low self-esteem, problems with life relationships, family disfunction, trauma and work related stress.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed and you are sitting with a problem that may be made worse by a loss or past experience or you are stuck and can’t move forward, it can be beneficial to speak in confidence with someone who is not immediately involved within your circle. I'm is an experienced person centred counsellor, I have worked with people who have had a variety of concerns including, anxiety, low self-worth, depression, bereavement, loss, loneliness, addiction, stress, low self-esteem, problems with life relationships, family disfunction, trauma and work related stress.
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Julie Kirby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a fully qualified Child and Adolescent counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I also work with families and adults. My training was in psychodynamic however, I have developed into an Integrative counsellor. This means, I able to adapt my counselling style to suit many different needs. I have worked with a range of issues. Including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, bereavement, gender issues, ADHD, ASD, attachment issues, self harm, neglect, domestic abuse - physical, emotional and sexual. We all need to be heard and listened to. It is ok, not to be ok.
I am a fully qualified Child and Adolescent counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I also work with families and adults. My training was in psychodynamic however, I have developed into an Integrative counsellor. This means, I able to adapt my counselling style to suit many different needs. I have worked with a range of issues. Including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, bereavement, gender issues, ADHD, ASD, attachment issues, self harm, neglect, domestic abuse - physical, emotional and sexual. We all need to be heard and listened to. It is ok, not to be ok.
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Jack Closs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
As a trauma psychologist, I help people transform by helping them to heal wounds from the past. These wounds can often be held in the nervous system but not explicitly remembered. Trauma therapy can help you to find calm, confidence, connection to yourself, others and the world, and joy.
As a trauma psychologist, I help people transform by helping them to heal wounds from the past. These wounds can often be held in the nervous system but not explicitly remembered. Trauma therapy can help you to find calm, confidence, connection to yourself, others and the world, and joy.
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Charlotte Elizabeth Beaumont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Charlotte and I'm a therapist that specialises in working with disabled people and people with chronic illnesses. Not only have I studied disability and how it intersects with counselling, my own lived experience adds a further level of understanding to the issues my clients bring. I primarily do telephone and online counselling.
Hi I'm Charlotte and I'm a therapist that specialises in working with disabled people and people with chronic illnesses. Not only have I studied disability and how it intersects with counselling, my own lived experience adds a further level of understanding to the issues my clients bring. I primarily do telephone and online counselling.
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Zoe Lucinda Pepall
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am Zoe, a person-centered counselor. I have over 15 years of experience in Mental Health. Previous training in Psychology in London completed training in person-centered counseling BA Hons. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and tailored to the individual, exploring emotions and behaviours in order to offer coping strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself. I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where there is space to work together. Working with individuals struggling with a range of different issues.
I am Zoe, a person-centered counselor. I have over 15 years of experience in Mental Health. Previous training in Psychology in London completed training in person-centered counseling BA Hons. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and tailored to the individual, exploring emotions and behaviours in order to offer coping strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself. I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where there is space to work together. Working with individuals struggling with a range of different issues.
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Ian West (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
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Marta Bezzone
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO1  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome, my name is Marta; I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist. Approaching therapy can be daunting and you may have worries and reservations about the process; however, therapy can be the beginning of your healing and personal growth journey. If you feel stuck, are experiencing a significant or minor life change, are unable to cope with everyday stress and anxiety, or feel burned out, overwhelmed, lost and depressed, my role is to offer you support. Regardless of how long you have been struggling or the severity of your issues, I am here to help.
Hello and welcome, my name is Marta; I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist. Approaching therapy can be daunting and you may have worries and reservations about the process; however, therapy can be the beginning of your healing and personal growth journey. If you feel stuck, are experiencing a significant or minor life change, are unable to cope with everyday stress and anxiety, or feel burned out, overwhelmed, lost and depressed, my role is to offer you support. Regardless of how long you have been struggling or the severity of your issues, I am here to help.
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Tisha Kachhapati
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling bogged down by the world? Are things are getting worse and you know you need help? Maybe you’re trying to find an outlet for the things you’re experiencing. Either way, something is bringing you toward counselling, which has led you here to me. I use the psychodynamic approach in therapy to make sense of your world. I help you connect unconscious behaviours that are unpleasantly shaping or sabotaging your life. By bringing awareness to it, you can make sense of it to create real changes. Some of these unpleasant things can show up in the form of explosive anger, panic attacks, or even avoidant behaviours.
Are you feeling bogged down by the world? Are things are getting worse and you know you need help? Maybe you’re trying to find an outlet for the things you’re experiencing. Either way, something is bringing you toward counselling, which has led you here to me. I use the psychodynamic approach in therapy to make sense of your world. I help you connect unconscious behaviours that are unpleasantly shaping or sabotaging your life. By bringing awareness to it, you can make sense of it to create real changes. Some of these unpleasant things can show up in the form of explosive anger, panic attacks, or even avoidant behaviours.
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Radhika Arora
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes we all need additional support to navigate difficult times and making a decision to seek help for our personal problems can be daunting. I believe in creating a safe space to work together, where you are the expert in your own experiences and I have the experience and expertise in psychological theories and techniques. I believe that by bringing together this expertise we can work together to enable you to achieve your unique personal goals. Some of the relationship problems I work with include communication issues, affairs and betrayals, family issues, parenting issues, separation and divorce.
Sometimes we all need additional support to navigate difficult times and making a decision to seek help for our personal problems can be daunting. I believe in creating a safe space to work together, where you are the expert in your own experiences and I have the experience and expertise in psychological theories and techniques. I believe that by bringing together this expertise we can work together to enable you to achieve your unique personal goals. Some of the relationship problems I work with include communication issues, affairs and betrayals, family issues, parenting issues, separation and divorce.
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Sara Joanne Swinn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I can provide a safe, caring and confidential environment to help you explore your emotions, encouraging self discovery and promote change, if appropriate. I am able to offer telephone and online counselling and have a wide range of experience in this area, as well as face to face sessions at Life Force in Colchester. I am a qualified Registered and Accredited Counsellor with the BACP and hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Accredited Course) with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am trained in Creative Therapies, which involves Art work, & play therapy and I am a trained Relationship Counsellor.
I can provide a safe, caring and confidential environment to help you explore your emotions, encouraging self discovery and promote change, if appropriate. I am able to offer telephone and online counselling and have a wide range of experience in this area, as well as face to face sessions at Life Force in Colchester. I am a qualified Registered and Accredited Counsellor with the BACP and hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Accredited Course) with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am trained in Creative Therapies, which involves Art work, & play therapy and I am a trained Relationship Counsellor.
01206 636417 View 01206 636417
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Sinead Mary Quinn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are feeling stuck, low and fearful due to the loss of a loved one or relationship breakdown, or not able to cope with life at the moment. I may be able to help. I offer a place to come to and be heard and understood without judgement. I give you space to bring in whatever is worrying you. Allowing us to dig deeper and explore more of what is worrying you, and how you can help yourself. I believe, you have the necessary resources to heal yourself. Yet, I know that we can feel stuck and need support.
If you are feeling stuck, low and fearful due to the loss of a loved one or relationship breakdown, or not able to cope with life at the moment. I may be able to help. I offer a place to come to and be heard and understood without judgement. I give you space to bring in whatever is worrying you. Allowing us to dig deeper and explore more of what is worrying you, and how you can help yourself. I believe, you have the necessary resources to heal yourself. Yet, I know that we can feel stuck and need support.
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Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
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Photo of Dr Evgenia Kostaki, Psychologist in CO1, England
Dr Evgenia Kostaki
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Are you noticing that you are feeling overwhelmed, on edge or drained? Do you ruminate about the past or worry about the future? Do you have high standards for yourself and become self-critical, often not feeling good enough? Has something bad happened that you are struggling to deal with? I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and I have experience of working in different NHS services and in private practice supporting adults with their psychological needs.
Are you noticing that you are feeling overwhelmed, on edge or drained? Do you ruminate about the past or worry about the future? Do you have high standards for yourself and become self-critical, often not feeling good enough? Has something bad happened that you are struggling to deal with? I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and I have experience of working in different NHS services and in private practice supporting adults with their psychological needs.
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Photo of Beth Rogan, Psychotherapist in CO1, England
Beth Rogan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
01206 986578 View 01206 986578
Photo of Ian Rattray, Counsellor in CO1, England
Ian Rattray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sometimes life can be difficult or challenging. Maybe you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, stress, worry, guilt, or shame? Perhaps something has particularly knocked you sideways, your usual means to cope with life’s challenges no longer suffice or not the solution? Or do you find yourself feeling lost or empty, or caught up in a cycle of thinking or behaving that is affecting your emotional well being or making life, work or relationships difficult? Have you and your partner got into stuck ways of relating? Is this leaving you feeling hurt, sad or lonely? Are you hurting the ones you love?
Sometimes life can be difficult or challenging. Maybe you are struggling with feelings such as sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, stress, worry, guilt, or shame? Perhaps something has particularly knocked you sideways, your usual means to cope with life’s challenges no longer suffice or not the solution? Or do you find yourself feeling lost or empty, or caught up in a cycle of thinking or behaving that is affecting your emotional well being or making life, work or relationships difficult? Have you and your partner got into stuck ways of relating? Is this leaving you feeling hurt, sad or lonely? Are you hurting the ones you love?
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CO1

80+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in CO1 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
89% Depression
85% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
62% Bupa

How Counsellors in CO1 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CO1?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.