Child Counselling in Colchester

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Photo of Helen Sibley, Counsellor in Colchester, England
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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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 Wendy Louise Loveday, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Wendy Louise Loveday
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I provide counselling for Children , Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. I am trained in the person centred approach, which involves listening to her clients with empathy allowing her clients to talk creatively in a safe, confidential and dependable environment. The approach is non-directive and puts the client at the heart of the therapeutic process and allows you to set your own pace, one that you are comfortable with. Through a therapeutic relationship based on trust and mutual respect Wendy will provide a warm, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore difficult feelings.
01206 581298
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Colchester CO6
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Julie Kirby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
01206 879964
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Colchester CO1
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Michele Gazmuri-Symmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, thank you for visiting my page. I’m a qualified counsellor specialising in working therapeutically with children , young people&adults. Are you struggling? maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry or are struggling with relationships. People enter therapy for many reasons, all are valid. I have experience of working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, and autism to name a few. Our therapy room provides a confidential, safe space for you to explore your feelings, cognitions,behaviour in relation to your world and make new meaning.
01787 323883
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Colchester CO6
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Beth Rogan, Psychotherapist in Colchester, 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.
01206 986578
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Colchester CO1
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Laura Fulcher
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
i worked for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for 4 years.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for children , young people, parents and adults. Young people can often have worries that they find hard to talk to their parents about. Talking to someone outside the family can often make all the difference. I offer space for parents to talk about their worries and work on their parenting strategies. Sometimes a few sessions are all that is needed to make a big change in the family. Sometimes I work with a parent and child together if there are particular relationship issues. I also work with adults for individual problems.
01621 730617
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Colchester CO3
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happy parent and child initiative
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Waiting list in operation 06/01/2023 - I’m Kirsty, I work with Parents and children , using both talking and creative play therapy. I can help if your child is suffering from anxiety, challenging behaviours, autism, ADHD, PDA, eating issues, school refusal & much more. I work with both Parent and child - I believe that the parent is the best catalyst for change in their child ’s mental health and well-being. I offer child play therapy sessions, parent counselling sessions & parent support sessions. I work with parents who have suffered birth trauma, postnatal depression and ptsd and can work with parent child attachment.
01449 701331
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Colchester CO7
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Teenage Mental Health ltd
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Our specialism is child and adolescent care, however we do work with all ages.
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.
01473 939871
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Colchester CO4
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Cindy Yeates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with children , young people and adults. I provide a safe and trusting space to enable my clients to explore what it is that has brought them to counselling. I believe in empowering my clients so they explore their feelings and experiences, to work towards liberating themselves from these restricting and overwhelming feelings in order to live a happier life, with more self worth and confidence.
01245 968137
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Colchester CO1
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Chapters teen and child therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I specialise in Children and Young People's therapy. Early intervention is important and I can provide families or individuals with tools to cope with a range of emotional difficulties, I also offer confidential school based counselling services, please contact for more information.
07480 534332
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Colchester CO1
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Photo of Jane Susan Smith, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work in various schools, working with children , teenagers, and young adults as well as adults, couples and families.
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP(British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from a private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking . My practice is based on person -centred values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space. Weekly,monthly or ad hoc sessions.
01206 489875
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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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Anita Demetriou
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Colchester CO5
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Lynda P Gooby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
01245 673770
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Colchester CM9
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SL Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
01449 706003
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Colchester CO1
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Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi. I work with individuals and couples specialising in anxiety, assertiveness, anger management and working with couples who seek to rediscover their emotional bond through better communication and rebuilding trust. I offer you 19 yrs of experience. Are you just looking to offload an emotional burden, deal with a loss, change negative ways of thinking, deal with stress, anxiety and depression, be less angry, or need help with relationships and how to communicate better? Or maybe you want to rebuild confidence and gain more self esteem. I would be glad to help.
01206 879958
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Colchester CO3
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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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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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Secure Base Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
01206 699439
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Colchester CO1
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Child Counsellors

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.