Photo of Sophie Milburn, Counsellor in CO5, England
Sophie Milburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Sophie. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, looking to make a change in your life? If yes, then I am here for you. I specialise in supporting clients in these areas. We all feel anxious or stressed at some points in our life's, its actually a natural response in certain situations, for example if you are in danger. The problem occurs when it becomes an unnatural response, where you feel like its effecting your life in a negative way. Occurring to often, or when your not in a dangerous situation, this is when you may need additional support.
Hi I'm Sophie. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, looking to make a change in your life? If yes, then I am here for you. I specialise in supporting clients in these areas. We all feel anxious or stressed at some points in our life's, its actually a natural response in certain situations, for example if you are in danger. The problem occurs when it becomes an unnatural response, where you feel like its effecting your life in a negative way. Occurring to often, or when your not in a dangerous situation, this is when you may need additional support.
01206 699932 View 01206 699932
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Rise Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for support with Anxiety and Depression? Help with Family issues? Suffering with Low Self-Esteem? Have you or a family member been advised to seek Counselling, CBT or Talking Therapies by your GP? Welcome to Rise Therapy Centre, we offer Counselling and Hypnotherapy services in Colchester, Essex. We have a secure and confidential space to welcome you on your counselling journey.
Are you looking for support with Anxiety and Depression? Help with Family issues? Suffering with Low Self-Esteem? Have you or a family member been advised to seek Counselling, CBT or Talking Therapies by your GP? Welcome to Rise Therapy Centre, we offer Counselling and Hypnotherapy services in Colchester, Essex. We have a secure and confidential space to welcome you on your counselling journey.
01206 699934 View 01206 699934
Photo of Anita Demetriou, Counsellor in CO5, England
Anita Demetriou
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO5  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulties with your relationship? Are you having constant arguments or has your partner had an affair? Relationships are difficult at the best of times, but sometimes can feel too difficult to manage without some help. Whether individually or together, relationship counselling can enable you to find a way through these difficulties. Counselling will enable you to talk things through in a safe space and to create a better, healthier relationship. It can also help you to end one that isn't working and to help you to explore what you want to do next, especially when there are children involved.
Are you having difficulties with your relationship? Are you having constant arguments or has your partner had an affair? Relationships are difficult at the best of times, but sometimes can feel too difficult to manage without some help. Whether individually or together, relationship counselling can enable you to find a way through these difficulties. Counselling will enable you to talk things through in a safe space and to create a better, healthier relationship. It can also help you to end one that isn't working and to help you to explore what you want to do next, especially when there are children involved.
07588 697377 View 07588 697377
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Angela Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I offer one to one counselling sessions in Coggeshall to individuals over the age of 17 years. In a confidential space, where I will encourage you to talk about whatever is troubling you, together we will work through it, whatever it is. We can work on bringing about lasting change, so you can get on with your life. I have been in private practice since 2008, worked for 6 years within an NHS contract offering NICE approved Counselling for Depression, and 4 years as a counselling service manager. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of mental health.
I offer one to one counselling sessions in Coggeshall to individuals over the age of 17 years. In a confidential space, where I will encourage you to talk about whatever is troubling you, together we will work through it, whatever it is. We can work on bringing about lasting change, so you can get on with your life. I have been in private practice since 2008, worked for 6 years within an NHS contract offering NICE approved Counselling for Depression, and 4 years as a counselling service manager. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of mental health.
07723 468604 View 07723 468604
Photo of Dr Birgit Vote Cpsychol, Psychologist in CO5, England
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.
01206 237461 View 01206 237461
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Angela Boden
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation... I have been a practicing counsellor for children and young people in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation... I have been a practicing counsellor for children and young people in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
01245 673738 View 01245 673738
Photo of Paula Jane Isgrove, Psychotherapist in CO5, England
Paula Jane Isgrove
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
07840 055140 View 07840 055140
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Essex Elements
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I aim to provide a warm and safe place where you will be able to explore your past and current challenges in order for you to finds ways in which to you can lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I work within budgets, timeframes and with open ended therapy, and can adapt to suit your needs.
I aim to provide a warm and safe place where you will be able to explore your past and current challenges in order for you to finds ways in which to you can lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I work within budgets, timeframes and with open ended therapy, and can adapt to suit your needs.
01621 736844 View 01621 736844
Photo of Julia Esther Reidy, Counsellor in CO5, England
Julia Esther Reidy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified integratively trained Counsellor so can offer a wide variety of tools and support for anyone looking to resolve a particular issue or issues, seek clarification or learn ways to manage, to name a few: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or anger. I can also support you through relationship, family, bereavement or work related issues. By listening and talking things through, often different perspectives on situations come to light and help to tackle past, present and then when needed, future difficulties that may arise as you become more equipped with self-awareness and skills to tackle them.
I am a fully qualified integratively trained Counsellor so can offer a wide variety of tools and support for anyone looking to resolve a particular issue or issues, seek clarification or learn ways to manage, to name a few: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or anger. I can also support you through relationship, family, bereavement or work related issues. By listening and talking things through, often different perspectives on situations come to light and help to tackle past, present and then when needed, future difficulties that may arise as you become more equipped with self-awareness and skills to tackle them.
01621 732133 View 01621 732133
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Merril Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a BACP Registered / Snr Accredited therapist with over 20 years experience of being with persons who have chosen to seek Counselling / therapeutic support. I consider it a privilege to be alongside a person who could be experiencing grief, loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem or other feelings that can be felt as overwhelming and unmanageable.
I am a BACP Registered / Snr Accredited therapist with over 20 years experience of being with persons who have chosen to seek Counselling / therapeutic support. I consider it a privilege to be alongside a person who could be experiencing grief, loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem or other feelings that can be felt as overwhelming and unmanageable.
01206 239173 View 01206 239173
Photo of Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services, Counsellor in CO5, England
Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Kelvedon CO5  (Online Only)
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
01206 879925 View 01206 879925
Photo of Lyndise Tarbuck, Psychotherapist in CO5, England
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.
01206 239177 View 01206 239177
Photo of Kirsten Toyne-Anxiety Counsellor, Counsellor in CO5, England
Kirsten Toyne-Anxiety Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
01206 489675 View 01206 489675
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GLB Counselling (Greater life balance)
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
My clients come with a wide range of different issues. They need their own space to be able to talk to someone who is independent without being judged. My clients goals are to be able to overcome and hopefully resolve their difficulties so they can lead their best life possible. I think clients would like their therapists to focus on specific goals, to help give them structure, and strategies to help them cope with their problems. My goal as a therapist is to enable the client to make critical decisions regarding alternative courses of action without outside influence.
My clients come with a wide range of different issues. They need their own space to be able to talk to someone who is independent without being judged. My clients goals are to be able to overcome and hopefully resolve their difficulties so they can lead their best life possible. I think clients would like their therapists to focus on specific goals, to help give them structure, and strategies to help them cope with their problems. My goal as a therapist is to enable the client to make critical decisions regarding alternative courses of action without outside influence.
01376 311432 View 01376 311432
Photo of Tony Donovan, Counsellor in CO5, England
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.
01206 239991 View 01206 239991
Photo of Ian West (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor, Counsellor in CO5, England
Ian West (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 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.
01206 482901 View 01206 482901
Photo of Radhika Arora, Counsellor in CO5, England
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.
01206 237436 View 01206 237436
time & space
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello, I help with both short term Counselling for life issues which can cause stress and anxiety, such as loss, change, bullying, feeling stuck etc. and longer term Psychotherapy for issues which have their roots in your past, including; Low self esteem, Depression and learned unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Working together we create an environment of trust, empathy and support where you can safely share your concerns for understanding and resolution.
Hello, I help with both short term Counselling for life issues which can cause stress and anxiety, such as loss, change, bullying, feeling stuck etc. and longer term Psychotherapy for issues which have their roots in your past, including; Low self esteem, Depression and learned unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Working together we create an environment of trust, empathy and support where you can safely share your concerns for understanding and resolution.
07479 274831 View 07479 274831
Photo of Sinead Mary Quinn, Counsellor in CO5, England
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.
01206 879923 View 01206 879923
Annabel Wyatt
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am very experienced and have worked with many issues clients bring from relationship problems to work stress and low self esteem. I can help you find a solution, a way of being happier or living life less anxiously. I listen to you and what you want to achieve. 1) Over 24 years experience 2) Relate Trained Couples Therapists 3) Professional, friendly manner.
I am very experienced and have worked with many issues clients bring from relationship problems to work stress and low self esteem. I can help you find a solution, a way of being happier or living life less anxiously. I listen to you and what you want to achieve. 1) Over 24 years experience 2) Relate Trained Couples Therapists 3) Professional, friendly manner.
01376 311270 View 01376 311270

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CO5

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in CO5 who prioritize treating:

100% Stress
96% Relationship Issues
96% Depression
96% Anxiety
96% Self Esteem
80% Bereavement
76% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Vitality
43% Aviva
43% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in CO5 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
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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.