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Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Colchester CO4  (Online Only)
Sexual problem can happen to anyone at any time across cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and social/marital status. it can make us feel very alone. Some people feel so fearful, self-conscious or ashamed of their sexual problem that they suffer for months or even years without discussing their worries with anyone, even their partner. And yet sexual difficulties are very common and can have many causes including psychological or physical or both.
Sexual problem can happen to anyone at any time across cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and social/marital status. it can make us feel very alone. Some people feel so fearful, self-conscious or ashamed of their sexual problem that they suffer for months or even years without discussing their worries with anyone, even their partner. And yet sexual difficulties are very common and can have many causes including psychological or physical or both.
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Andreea Horhocea
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO4  (Online Only)
Are you looking for some support with the challenges that life has thrown your way? Are you feeling anxious, disconnected or struggling to keep up with the overwhelming pace of things? I appreciate how difficult it is to make the first step in reaching out for support and you have already made the first step. If you embark in this self-discovery journey with me, I am committed to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where your voice will be heard and your story will be respected.
Are you looking for some support with the challenges that life has thrown your way? Are you feeling anxious, disconnected or struggling to keep up with the overwhelming pace of things? I appreciate how difficult it is to make the first step in reaching out for support and you have already made the first step. If you embark in this self-discovery journey with me, I am committed to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where your voice will be heard and your story will be respected.
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Luke Kayne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello. I’m Luke and as a therapist, I fully believe that change is possible. I am a contemporary therapist, who keeps up to date with modern techniques. Whatever your notion or experience of therapy may be, I promise that you will be working with a human being, who has human experiences. Life can be lonely, frustrating and unpredictable. It can often chew us up and spit us out. We all have our unique ways of experiencing the world around us; but being heard and understood are two of our most basic needs.
Hello. I’m Luke and as a therapist, I fully believe that change is possible. I am a contemporary therapist, who keeps up to date with modern techniques. Whatever your notion or experience of therapy may be, I promise that you will be working with a human being, who has human experiences. Life can be lonely, frustrating and unpredictable. It can often chew us up and spit us out. We all have our unique ways of experiencing the world around us; but being heard and understood are two of our most basic needs.
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David Archard
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi. I am dedicated to helping people develop a better understanding of their true selves and consequently the way they approach relationships and life events. When life brings uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable emotions, it can be easier to run or hide from them. This may work in the short-term, but is often not a sustainable approach for a happy and healthy life. By working together, we can make sense of your thoughts and feelings, leading to better emotional and mental wellbeing. All ranges of emotions are welcome and can be explored in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental manner, helping you gain insight into your inner world.
Hi. I am dedicated to helping people develop a better understanding of their true selves and consequently the way they approach relationships and life events. When life brings uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable emotions, it can be easier to run or hide from them. This may work in the short-term, but is often not a sustainable approach for a happy and healthy life. By working together, we can make sense of your thoughts and feelings, leading to better emotional and mental wellbeing. All ranges of emotions are welcome and can be explored in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental manner, helping you gain insight into your inner world.
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Ben Michael Adams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Ben Adams (MBACP) and I work as a person centred therapist. I work face to face, online and by phone and like to think my flexibility both in the way I deliver and when I can do to allow you to fit in our sessions that best suit you. Life can be busy! My primary clinical focus is on depression, anxiety, feeling sad, low self-esteem, work-related issues, relationship issues and chronic pain. I work with warmth, compassion and provide a private, non-judgemental space that allows you to bring whatever you wish into the therapeutic space with specific focus on anxiety, depression , work related-issues and low self-esteem.
My name is Ben Adams (MBACP) and I work as a person centred therapist. I work face to face, online and by phone and like to think my flexibility both in the way I deliver and when I can do to allow you to fit in our sessions that best suit you. Life can be busy! My primary clinical focus is on depression, anxiety, feeling sad, low self-esteem, work-related issues, relationship issues and chronic pain. I work with warmth, compassion and provide a private, non-judgemental space that allows you to bring whatever you wish into the therapeutic space with specific focus on anxiety, depression , work related-issues and low self-esteem.
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Taner Paul Hassan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I work with Couples, Adults, Teenagers, Professional Athletes & People in the public eye. Assisting in many presenting issues. Specialist Area of Expertise: Sex & Porn Addiction, Substance Misuse & Alcohol, Addiction. It is important that whoever you seek help from you give yourself the chance to work through your issues and become your own scientist. I will never tell you what to do but help guide you and explore your issues together to help you achieve your goals.
Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I work with Couples, Adults, Teenagers, Professional Athletes & People in the public eye. Assisting in many presenting issues. Specialist Area of Expertise: Sex & Porn Addiction, Substance Misuse & Alcohol, Addiction. It is important that whoever you seek help from you give yourself the chance to work through your issues and become your own scientist. I will never tell you what to do but help guide you and explore your issues together to help you achieve your goals.
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James Ferguson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO4  (Online Only)
We all face challenges in our lives and it is a normal part of being human to experience low mood, self-critical thoughts, stress, anxiety and self-doubt. If you are at a point in your life where you want to make changes, understand how you have learnt to cope with life and discover new perspectives and responses that will improve your self-esteem and overall wellbeing then we can make a great team.
We all face challenges in our lives and it is a normal part of being human to experience low mood, self-critical thoughts, stress, anxiety and self-doubt. If you are at a point in your life where you want to make changes, understand how you have learnt to cope with life and discover new perspectives and responses that will improve your self-esteem and overall wellbeing then we can make a great team.
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Claire Chalcraft-Pears
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Integrative counsellor, offering individuals a safe space to explore their emotions and work through any anxieties or issues they may have. I work by integrating a variety of therapeutic theories and techniques which I adjust to each individual client, depending on their needs.
I am an experienced Integrative counsellor, offering individuals a safe space to explore their emotions and work through any anxieties or issues they may have. I work by integrating a variety of therapeutic theories and techniques which I adjust to each individual client, depending on their needs.
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Shaun Gordon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I will aim to meet you with genuine warmth and acceptance in a confidential and safe space. I will work with you in partnership and in ways that are meaningful toward the directions and goals that you have for therapy. During our time together, I will regularly ask you to feedback to me how you are experiencing counselling, so that I can adjust and tailor the work to ensure I am meeting your expectations and goals.
I will aim to meet you with genuine warmth and acceptance in a confidential and safe space. I will work with you in partnership and in ways that are meaningful toward the directions and goals that you have for therapy. During our time together, I will regularly ask you to feedback to me how you are experiencing counselling, so that I can adjust and tailor the work to ensure I am meeting your expectations and goals.
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Opal Therapies
Verified Verified
I believe that we are a product of our pasts but that does not define who we are today. With belief in our capacity to change, and integration of mind and body I will support you to live the life you want today. I will endevour to work openly, truthfully and consistantly with you to overcome the problems that you are experiancing, to find easier ways of coping so you can ultimatly live a satisfying fulfilling life. I also offer Auricular Acupuncture & Reiki which can be combined with counselling, each other or alone. These both help release painful emotions indirectly, and mentally prepare you for counselling.
I believe that we are a product of our pasts but that does not define who we are today. With belief in our capacity to change, and integration of mind and body I will support you to live the life you want today. I will endevour to work openly, truthfully and consistantly with you to overcome the problems that you are experiancing, to find easier ways of coping so you can ultimatly live a satisfying fulfilling life. I also offer Auricular Acupuncture & Reiki which can be combined with counselling, each other or alone. These both help release painful emotions indirectly, and mentally prepare you for counselling.
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Dr Birgit Vote Cpsychol
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have over 10 years experience offering psychological therapy services. I have worked with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life and ages and backgrounds in different therapeutic settings including private practice, within the NHS and the not-for-profit sector. I offer evidence-based therapy tailored to each individual’s needs for a range of difficulties, for example, anxiety, depression, excessive worry, trauma, anger, stress management, work issues, grief/loss or relationship problems.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have over 10 years experience offering psychological therapy services. I have worked with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life and ages and backgrounds in different therapeutic settings including private practice, within the NHS and the not-for-profit sector. I offer evidence-based therapy tailored to each individual’s needs for a range of difficulties, for example, anxiety, depression, excessive worry, trauma, anger, stress management, work issues, grief/loss or relationship problems.
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Angie Smithson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
I work with those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. By uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) I work alongside you within the therapeutic relationship, practising new life skills seeking to identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.
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Teenage Mental Health ltd
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
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Coping With Anxiety Depression And Healing Trauma 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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Photo of Sally Jervis - The Listening Room, MBACP, Counsellor
Sally Jervis - The Listening Room
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
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Photo of Lyndise Tarbuck, MBACP Snr. Accred, Psychotherapist
Lyndise Tarbuck
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression, issues such as identity, life-crisis, bereavement, diagnosis, problems in relationships or working through unresolved past issues.
I specialise in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression, issues such as identity, life-crisis, bereavement, diagnosis, problems in relationships or working through unresolved past issues.
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Photo of Christian U. Ilodibe, MBACP, Counsellor
Christian U. Ilodibe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have BA (Hons) in Person-centred counselling, which has helped in my understanding of various issues we face in our daily lives, garnered during my training and working with various clients, and offering pastoral care to members of my local community. These issues may include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, trauma, divorce, etc. I will work in an empathetic, non-directive and non-judgemental way to ensure you get what you need from counselling by openly discussing and making shared decisions with you, with the belief that different clients need different things at different times
I have BA (Hons) in Person-centred counselling, which has helped in my understanding of various issues we face in our daily lives, garnered during my training and working with various clients, and offering pastoral care to members of my local community. These issues may include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, trauma, divorce, etc. I will work in an empathetic, non-directive and non-judgemental way to ensure you get what you need from counselling by openly discussing and making shared decisions with you, with the belief that different clients need different things at different times
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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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Castle Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a MBACP counsellor, I specialise in helping children, teenager, young adults and also support older adults too. Individuals seek counselling for various reasons, all of which are valid. Together we can explore your presenting difficulties, in a safe confidential space to reframe and make new meaning.
As a MBACP counsellor, I specialise in helping children, teenager, young adults and also support older adults too. Individuals seek counselling for various reasons, all of which are valid. Together we can explore your presenting difficulties, in a safe confidential space to reframe and make new meaning.
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Light Bubble Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Specialist in Trauma, PTSD, Burnout, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self-esteem and abuse to name few. I have a variety of trainings and experiences included CBT, Gestalt, Attachment therapy, Child Gigogne theory in therapeutic process. This means, I am able to tailor your session, finding the right way of working for you. I have good knowledge and understanding of ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and also an interest in working with members of the sexual minority. I am working both face to face and online. In addition to my one to one session, I also work with groups, both individuals and couple counselling in a groups setting.
Specialist in Trauma, PTSD, Burnout, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self-esteem and abuse to name few. I have a variety of trainings and experiences included CBT, Gestalt, Attachment therapy, Child Gigogne theory in therapeutic process. This means, I am able to tailor your session, finding the right way of working for you. I have good knowledge and understanding of ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and also an interest in working with members of the sexual minority. I am working both face to face and online. In addition to my one to one session, I also work with groups, both individuals and couple counselling in a groups setting.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CO4

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in CO4 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Bereavement
74% Self-Harming
74% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% Vitality
25% Other

How Counsellors in CO4 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CO4?

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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.