Counselling in Colchester

Photo of Ian West Counselling, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Ian West Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a BACP Registered and Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based in the Colchester CO1 and Liverpool Street EC2 and dependent on your presenting issues/needs 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
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Colchester CO1
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Samantha Lapping
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Sam, I offer a safe space for you to explore your emotions, life experiences, behaviours, and ways of thinking. I am an Integrative Therapist, which means I am trained in more than one school of therapy. Working integratively means we can work collaboratively to tailor the therapy to best suit your needs.
01206 581938
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Colchester CO3
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Laura J Lee
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
I specialise in working with clients facing Stress and Anxiety in their lives. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming. Anxiety is actually an entirely natural and healthy response to feeling threatened or in danger, a mechanism designed to keep us safe. However, problems can arise when our anxiety response becomes ‘unhealthy’, in some cases it can begin to negatively impact our lives and this is when we may require additional support.
01245 945099
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Colchester CO3
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Helen Sibley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes, children and young people need a little extra support to guide them through difficult times in their lives. They may be encountering challenges and would benefit from talking in a safe and comfortable environment to explore feelings and worries. I offer a non judgemental counselling service in a warm & friendly atmosphere suited to young people. I have been counselling children & young people for 10 years. Children can relate to me and I strive to do my best for them. I’m able to adapt my counselling style to suit clients' individual needs (eg I use play & art when working with young children to support them effectively)
01206 489499
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Colchester CO6
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Liz Pickford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Your journey to reclaiming your Happiness could start here! As a qualified Counsellor & Restorative Mediator, I fully believe that everyone deserves to live their life to their full potential. I have experience of working with clients presenting with anxiety, trauma and attachment difficulties, shame, childhood sexual abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, bereavement, relationships and adoption. I also have over 25 years’ experience of working with children and families.
01255 448839
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Colchester CO7
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DH Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a person-centred therapist trained to deal with a range of issues covering anxiety, stress, relationships, family, work issues, self-esteem and depression. In this busy world we often find ourselves overwhelmed and struggling with concerns that need clarity and insight. Having to deal with past problems or current challenges can have impact and affect your life. Sessions will be client-led, non-directive and can be open-ended or to a set number of sessions.
01206 986382 x077470
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Colchester CO2
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deborah Susan Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Person-Centred Counselling working with a variety of needs , Flexible appointments are offered for daytime, evenings and weekends. I work in Colchester and Clacton. I offer an empathic, non judgemental approach and am passionate about the counselling process. I believe in the the power of the therapeutic relationship to bring about empowerment and change and will work with you to facilitate this. I can offer couple counselling as well as individual and online counselling. Am happy to discuss your needs or any concerns regarding counselling and believe its important to find the right counsellor for you.
01206 237411
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Colchester CO6
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Stephanie Jane Cross
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
As a BACP accredited counsellor I have over 12 years experience of working with individuals with a variety of emotional difficulties. These include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, marital problems, low self esteem, existential anxieties and relationship difficulties. At the core of what I offer is building a trusting, non judgmental relationship so that you can feel safe enough to explore deeper feelings, and very importantly find your own, sustainable solutions or sometimes just find your way of managing and accepting certain difficulties. I also have many years experience of working with counselling students.
01206 699460
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Colchester CO1
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Sophie Milburn
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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.
01206 699932
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Colchester CO1
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Stephen Whiddett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel lost, disconnected, struggling to make sense of your world? If you feel stuck then come and tell your story.
01206 237328
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Colchester CO6
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Christian U. Ilodibe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
01206 239172
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Colchester CO3
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Photo of Charlotte Elizabeth Beaumont, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Charlotte Elizabeth Beaumont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Charlotte and I'm a counsellor 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 work via zoom but I do have some limited spaces available for in person sessions at the LIFE-FORCE centre in Colchester Essex. My other areas of work include working with children using therapeutic creative play, and working with anxiety disorders.
01376 319259
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Colchester CO1
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Photo of Angie Smithson, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Angie Smithson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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.
01206 237459
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Colchester CO6
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Not accepting new clients
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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.
01206 986578
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Colchester CO1
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Paula Jane Isgrove, Psychotherapist in Colchester, 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.
07840 055140
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Colchester CO2
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Photo of Donna Aldridge, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Donna Aldridge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life is tough, causing us psychological stress and difficulties from relationships, families, and bereavement are just a few examples. Sometimes the thought of therapy can be scary. My therapy style is empathic, warm, and non-judgemental. I believe in treating my clients with confidentiality, respect, sensitivity, compassion, and empathy. I offer the support of a therapeutic relationship to help my clients to better understand their feelings thoughts, and behaviors to find positive changes forward to living life more fully.
01206 489552
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Colchester CO7
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HEART Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be a real struggle; the things other people seem able to deal with can leave us feeling exhausted. demoralised, and desperate. Finding someone to talk to can be really difficult because friends and family always have an opinion and can often make us feel judged or inadequate. As a person-centred therapist I know that you are the expert in your own life; only you know how you feel. Talking to someone who is actively listening to you, who makes no judgement, and accepts you for who you, are can be transformative. Not only does it make you feel heard and validated, it can help you to better emotional and physical health
01206 986386
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Colchester CO1
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Photo of Holly Coker, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Holly Coker
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe and confidential space, for you to be able to be heard without judgement. A space to explore and understand yourself and others. I use a range of methods and theories to support you in exploring your problems and issues. Working together you will understand yourself better and establish a way forward with meaning and purpose.
01376 315890
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Colchester CO5
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Photo of Taner Paul Hassan, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Taner Paul Hassan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Specialist Area of Expertise: Sex Addiction | Porn Addiction | Psychosexual Issues| Addiction | Substance Misuse | Alcohol Addiction | Anxiety 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. I have an enhanced DBS for Adults & Children. I'm adequately insured.
01206 489711
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Colchester CO4
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Photo of Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself. Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost. How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters? I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.
01206 699097
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Colchester CO3

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Colchester are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Colchester then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Colchester, or Child Psychologists in Colchester.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Colchester psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Colchester specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.