Life Coaching Counselling in Colchester

Still I Rise Counselling and Life Coaching service
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
My approach focuses on strategies in helping people work towards change, overcoming obstacles in your life.
Whatever is troubling you, whatever it is that you are going through you do not have to go through it alone. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to feel heard and understood. Together we will create a space where you can tell your story free from any judgement, I know it can feel daunting when talking about what you have been going through. however' my aim is to create a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe enough to talk about your concerns . I offer short and long term counselling to support you to find clarity and to become the best version of yourself.
My approach focuses on strategies in helping people work towards change, overcoming obstacles in your life.
Whatever is troubling you, whatever it is that you are going through you do not have to go through it alone. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to feel heard and understood. Together we will create a space where you can tell your story free from any judgement, I know it can feel daunting when talking about what you have been going through. however' my aim is to create a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe enough to talk about your concerns . I offer short and long term counselling to support you to find clarity and to become the best version of yourself.
01473 943051 View 01473 943051
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Laura J Lee
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
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.
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 View 01245 945099
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Sally Jervis - The Listening Room
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
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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Ian West (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
Through collaboration we can work towards creating meaningful changes for a more fulfilling life.
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.
Through collaboration we can work towards creating meaningful changes for a more fulfilling life.
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.
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Luke Kayne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO4
This means, that together we can find the most effective way of creating a better life for you.
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.
This means, that together we can find the most effective way of creating a better life for you.
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.
01206 636448 View 01206 636448
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Samantha Jane Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
I would like to help you to find the path back to who you were designed to be and find the life you were destined to lead.
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
I would like to help you to find the path back to who you were designed to be and find the life you were destined to lead.
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
01206 700659 View 01206 700659
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Sophie Milburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
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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Hannah Grace Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
How's life going for you? Life can be hard to navigate on your own, sometimes you need that special time, just for you, where you can focus on your hopes for the future, share honestly about disappointments/worries/hurt without shame or judgment. We often carry pain from our past, that is unspoken and unhealed. Have you faced a lifetime of not feeling good enough, and would love to experience a better view of yourself? Facing a relationship breakdown? Maybe you're grieving a deep loss, whether a person or loss of a desire/future hope? This can be a great place to help find yourself again.
How's life going for you? Life can be hard to navigate on your own, sometimes you need that special time, just for you, where you can focus on your hopes for the future, share honestly about disappointments/worries/hurt without shame or judgment. We often carry pain from our past, that is unspoken and unhealed. Have you faced a lifetime of not feeling good enough, and would love to experience a better view of yourself? Facing a relationship breakdown? Maybe you're grieving a deep loss, whether a person or loss of a desire/future hope? This can be a great place to help find yourself again.
01255 444230 View 01255 444230
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Emma Leeper
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
I've worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life, including within the LGBTQIA community.
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
I've worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life, including within the LGBTQIA community.
We all have periods where we struggle with ourselves, with our feelings and emotions, with our lives. We can experience the darkest of thoughts and feel very isolated, all too often believing we are alone in our suffering. That need not be the case, and with some support and nurturing, we can begin to feel stronger and look towards the future, rather than away from it. My name is Emma and I can offer you a warm yet professional and non-judgemental approach to counselling in a safe, calm space. I use an integrated , client-led approach derived not only from my years of training, but also from a wealth of life experience.
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SL Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
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
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 View 01449 706003
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Your Psychotherapist
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
020 8103 3863 View 020 8103 3863
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Mandy Rose
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO2
Life throws up things that we don’t expect, testing our resilience and ability to overcome situations that are often not of our own making. Talking can be key in understanding your predicament and help you move forward. That old saying "a problem shared is a problem halved" really is true. Talking about a problem makes it seem less daunting or troubling. As a counsellor I can offer you that safe, secure place to talk and help you find the right way for you.
Life throws up things that we don’t expect, testing our resilience and ability to overcome situations that are often not of our own making. Talking can be key in understanding your predicament and help you move forward. That old saying "a problem shared is a problem halved" really is true. Talking about a problem makes it seem less daunting or troubling. As a counsellor I can offer you that safe, secure place to talk and help you find the right way for you.
01245 847038 View 01245 847038
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Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CM9
By offering open-ended Counselling sessions, this has aided my clients to build themselves up from needing a length of time off work, to continue their working life or create a new work and life journey.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
By offering open-ended Counselling sessions, this has aided my clients to build themselves up from needing a length of time off work, to continue their working life or create a new work and life journey.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
01702 680425 View 01702 680425
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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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Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
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.
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 View 01376 319243
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Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
Hi, I'm Mark a counsellor who specialises in working with couples who have disconnected and wish to rediscover their emotional bond through better forms of empathic communication and achieve healthy confrontation to help de-escalate cycles of conflict where they are blaming, attacking and withdrawing from one another. My aim is work with them to reach a place where they once again feel like a team who can resolve things in a healthy way. Other issues covered include discovering each other's love language and rebuilding trust. I provide online counselling using Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp and phone counselling.
01206 879958 View 01206 879958
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Taner Paul Hassan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO4
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.
01206 489711 View 01206 489711
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Paul Berry (Mbacp)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Get help fast! I see individuals and couples Online using Zoom. Finding the right therapist for you and asking for help can be a daunting task, especially if you are feeling anxious and uncertain.  I have many years of experience with a broad range of problems, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD, BPD and relationship issues. I offer short-notice appointments, so you get seen, heard, and helped quickly.  You choose a location and time that works for you.  Online is the fastest and most flexible for short-notice appointments. I can offer help setting up Zoom, you can set it up on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
01283 372631 View 01283 372631
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Darren David
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
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 Brightlingsea, Essex (between Colchester and Clacton) I work with adult individuals and couples to help them gently explore what's troubling them and to find a way forward.
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 Brightlingsea, Essex (between Colchester and Clacton) I work with adult individuals and couples to help them gently explore what's troubling them and to find a way forward.
01206 489873 View 01206 489873
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Maureen Pettican
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, thank you for stopping on my page. As you search through these listings, I am sure you are trying to find out what brought you here and what kind of support you need. You have taken the first step :) The next step is to take a deep breath and trust yourself to move towards making that first enquiry. It can feel daunting, but I promise it is not as bad as it may seem. If you are looking for a therapist who will listen, understand and walk with you through a difficult time, you have found me. If you need to feel you can trust, share, cry and talk, I will listen and I will help you find your next steps. I encourage you to call.
Hi, thank you for stopping on my page. As you search through these listings, I am sure you are trying to find out what brought you here and what kind of support you need. You have taken the first step :) The next step is to take a deep breath and trust yourself to move towards making that first enquiry. It can feel daunting, but I promise it is not as bad as it may seem. If you are looking for a therapist who will listen, understand and walk with you through a difficult time, you have found me. If you need to feel you can trust, share, cry and talk, I will listen and I will help you find your next steps. I encourage you to call.
01603 361422 View 01603 361422

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Life Coaching Counsellors

What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.