LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Colchester, ENG

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Darren David
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Managing life's challenges and our mental health can be overwhelming. Whether it's anxiety, depression, coping with loss or just working out what's wrong and why we're feeling sad, we sometimes need help with our thoughts and feelings. Working online or in person in Colchester, I work with adult individuals to help them gently explore what's troubling them and to find a way forward.
01206 489873 
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Colchester CO1
Offers online therapy
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Sally Jervis - The Listening Room
Counsellor, MBACP
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.
01206 699900 
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Colchester CO3
Offers online therapy
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Ian Shaw
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
I’m a qualified counsellor, trained to draw on a broad range of theories and approaches and put them together in a way that suits you (“Integrative” in the jargon). As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (www.bacp.co.uk) you can be assured that I have been trained to a recognised standard and that I work to a professional code of conduct.
01283 372015 
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Colchester CO1
Offers online therapy
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Thomas Graham Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello there, firstly I would like to say to you, welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I know it's not easy to pick a counsellor among the lists of qualified professionals, I know I found it difficult to choose the first time I came here. So if I could impart one nugget of advice to you while I have your attention - contact a few of us! Get a feel for what they (or I) have to offer and if you feel a match with them. Most counsellors will offer an introductory session of some kind so make use of it to make sure you find the right person for you!
01206 580983 
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Colchester CO7
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Please take a look at my website for other services including courses and workshops. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
01206 237336 
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Colchester CO2
Offers online therapy
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Taner Paul Hassan
Counsellor, MBACP
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
Offers online therapy
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Ian Rattray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sometimes life can be difficult or challenging. Maybe you are struggling 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?
01206 239995 
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Colchester CO3
Offers online therapy
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Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
01206 489708 
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Colchester CO7
Offers online therapy
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Anita Demetriou
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Are you having difficulties with your relationship? Are you having constant arguments or has you 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. It 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
Offers online therapy
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Claire Ralls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling is the opportunity for you to openly talk about your worries, thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential environment allowing you to gain your own understanding of your process. My therapeutic approach is Person-Centred, which is non-directive and led by the client, exploring own thoughts, emotions and behaviours with no judgement ending with you gaining more effective coping strategies and a deeper understanding of yourself. My approach will not be to advise, but to encourage you to talk and explore at depth. I truly believe you are the expert in your own life and I will support you in this journey of discovery.
01206 239994 
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Colchester CO2
Offers online therapy
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Christian U. Ilodibe
Counsellor, MBACP
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
01206 239172 
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Colchester CO3
Offers online therapy
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Celia McLean
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile, navigating life can sometimes feel overwhelming. You may be struggling with feeling anxious or depressed. Maybe you struggle to prioritise yourself, always taking care of others needs ahead of your own, leaving you running on empty. Perhaps you feel overly responsible for others, always trying to fix their problems. Maybe past experiences have left you feeling ashamed, empty and unsure of who you are. Sometimes we need help to work through life’s challenges. I work with adults individually gently helping them to make sense of their difficulties and find a way forwards.
01206 699917 
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Colchester CO6
Offers online therapy
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Polly Royle Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello. Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Would you like to access counselling or just some listening and support right now. You may be feeling isolated and have no one else to talk to or be finding it difficult to share your problems with family and friends. I believe in creating a safe, warm and empathic space for you to talk. Therapy can help share difficult feelings and emotions in a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space. I offer online therapy, phone and face to face counselling.
01206 482027 
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Colchester CO3
Offers online therapy
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Secure Base Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
01206 699439 
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Colchester CO1
Offers online therapy
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Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
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.
01376 319243 
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Colchester CO1
Offers online therapy
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Louise Lund
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I believe there are no negative or positive emotions, only emotions which are part of our individual story. We go through life carrying other people's expectations and ideas of us, taking on what others think of us, what they tell us and expect of us. We are often left with feelings of low self worth, anger, sadness or may feel powerless. We become confused about who we are, what we need and where life is taking us. This accumulation over many years blinds us to who we really are and sometimes we need help to find out. I believe I can help you.
01206 239170 
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Colchester CO3
Offers online therapy
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Stephanie Jane Cross
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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
Offers online therapy
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Light Bubble Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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.
01206 239169 
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Colchester CO3
Offers online therapy
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Lyndise Tarbuck
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
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.
01206 239177 
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Colchester CO3
Offers online therapy
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Cherry Tree CPS
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
At some points in our lives, we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which can sometimes be especially hard to cope with. Confronting these feelings and seeking therapy can feel like a huge step to take, but is the start of recovery. I am here to give you the space and time to unburden, and work through any issues at your own pace in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space.
01206 237477 
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Colchester CO3


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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Colchester. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.