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Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
Colchester CO4  (Online Only)
Sexual problem can happen to anyone at any time across cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and social/marital status. it can make us feel very alone. Some people feel so fearful, self-conscious or ashamed of their sexual problem that they suffer for months or even years without discussing their worries with anyone, even their partner. And yet sexual difficulties are very common and can have many causes including psychological or physical or both.
Sexual problem can happen to anyone at any time across cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and social/marital status. it can make us feel very alone. Some people feel so fearful, self-conscious or ashamed of their sexual problem that they suffer for months or even years without discussing their worries with anyone, even their partner. And yet sexual difficulties are very common and can have many causes including psychological or physical or both.
020 4538 9734 View 020 4538 9734
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Alina Szablowska
MA
Colchester CO2
I can help if you think about life changes, such as considering marriage, divorce, retirement, career change or if you are trying to cope with grief and loss. If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, have a personal or relationship problem to sort out, you are invited to phone or email to make an appointment. I work with people who want to understand their behavior, emotions and thoughts. Working with me is discovering how the past and the old relationships affect activities and present intimate relationships. I provide help in Polish and English. Confidentiality is assured.
I can help if you think about life changes, such as considering marriage, divorce, retirement, career change or if you are trying to cope with grief and loss. If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, have a personal or relationship problem to sort out, you are invited to phone or email to make an appointment. I work with people who want to understand their behavior, emotions and thoughts. Working with me is discovering how the past and the old relationships affect activities and present intimate relationships. I provide help in Polish and English. Confidentiality is assured.
01449 706651 View 01449 706651
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Claire Wyatt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO1
I am an experienced Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, this means I create an individual, personalised approach that is specific to your needs. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am able to work with male or female clients, couples and regularly help young people from the age of 12 and above. I have helped many clients with a diverse range of issues, including; Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Anger management, Eating disorders, Affairs, Addictions etc
I am an experienced Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, this means I create an individual, personalised approach that is specific to your needs. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am able to work with male or female clients, couples and regularly help young people from the age of 12 and above. I have helped many clients with a diverse range of issues, including; Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Anger management, Eating disorders, Affairs, Addictions etc
01206 489565 View 01206 489565
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Ian West (Accred) Counselling and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
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
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Paula Jane Isgrove
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Colchester CO2
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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Christian U. Ilodibe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO3
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
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 View 01206 239172
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Uruz Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
Therapy can be useful for a whole myriad of reasons. From needing to get things off your chest, to stopping living in the past. I offer a safe space to explore, and really feel what is going on in your life. Working together in a therapeutic alliance, we will aim to settle feelings and build resilience. Talking Therapy can be a good place to let go of pent up emotion, and help organise and sort yourself in a way that can help you feel ready to go and be more present in the day!
Therapy can be useful for a whole myriad of reasons. From needing to get things off your chest, to stopping living in the past. I offer a safe space to explore, and really feel what is going on in your life. Working together in a therapeutic alliance, we will aim to settle feelings and build resilience. Talking Therapy can be a good place to let go of pent up emotion, and help organise and sort yourself in a way that can help you feel ready to go and be more present in the day!
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Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO6
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 my 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
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 my 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 View 01206 489875
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Counsellor Psychotherapist And Supervisor Debbie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
01206 237476 View 01206 237476
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Secure Base Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Colchester CO1
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
To see more please visit my website at- www.securebasetherapy.com
01206 699439 View 01206 699439
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Radhika Arora
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Colchester CO1
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
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Joanna Oxford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
I am a trained integrative counsellor with over 20 years of working alongside those experiencing mental health issues. As an Integral Therapist I am able to use different therapeutic tools and approaches to find the client a more "tailored fit" form of therapy. I am genuinely interested in the issues that people bring to the therapy room.
I am a trained integrative counsellor with over 20 years of working alongside those experiencing mental health issues. As an Integral Therapist I am able to use different therapeutic tools and approaches to find the client a more "tailored fit" form of therapy. I am genuinely interested in the issues that people bring to the therapy room.
01206 489555 View 01206 489555
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Sandra Hayes
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified
Colchester CO6  (Online Only)
Do you feel that your relationship needs some help? Maybe you find communication with your partner difficult, you can't share your feelings, or maybe arguments are becoming more frequent. It might be the intimate side of your relationship that you feel needs to improve, perhaps this has been hampered by past trauma or experiences or just life getting in the way. You may have menopausal symptoms that impact your relationship. Maybe you are an individual who has concerns about relationships, intimacy or your sexual identity, self image or confidence. Relationship or Psychosexual therapy can help.
Do you feel that your relationship needs some help? Maybe you find communication with your partner difficult, you can't share your feelings, or maybe arguments are becoming more frequent. It might be the intimate side of your relationship that you feel needs to improve, perhaps this has been hampered by past trauma or experiences or just life getting in the way. You may have menopausal symptoms that impact your relationship. Maybe you are an individual who has concerns about relationships, intimacy or your sexual identity, self image or confidence. Relationship or Psychosexual therapy can help.
01206 487827 View 01206 487827
Photo of Elena Shuturminska, Psychologist in Colchester, England
Elena Shuturminska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Colchester CO3
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
01206 700096 View 01206 700096
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Louise Lund
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO3
Do you need someone to listen? Do you feel you’re not heard or seen? Do you feel misunderstood, to blame, angry, sad, anxious, disillusioned? Is family life, work or other relationships getting too much to cope with? Throughout life, we are often left with feelings of low self worth, anger, sadness or may feel powerless. We can 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.
Do you need someone to listen? Do you feel you’re not heard or seen? Do you feel misunderstood, to blame, angry, sad, anxious, disillusioned? Is family life, work or other relationships getting too much to cope with? Throughout life, we are often left with feelings of low self worth, anger, sadness or may feel powerless. We can 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 View 01206 239170
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Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Colchester CO3
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.
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 View 01206 699097
Photo of Mark John Penfold, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Mark John Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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
Photo of Taner Paul Hassan, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Taner Paul Hassan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO4
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.
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 View 01206 489711
Photo of Anita Demetriou, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Anita Demetriou
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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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DIT Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO3  (Online Only)
Central to therapy is talking to someone who offers non judgemental understanding and acceptance. Being really heard sometimes for the first time, allows individual to unload their burdens, and fears, I am an experienced Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. With BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and secure space which enable you to explore deep emotional and relational issues more effectively; with the aim towards lasting change. There might be other reasons impacting your life negatively, which has an effect on your relationship.
Central to therapy is talking to someone who offers non judgemental understanding and acceptance. Being really heard sometimes for the first time, allows individual to unload their burdens, and fears, I am an experienced Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. With BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and secure space which enable you to explore deep emotional and relational issues more effectively; with the aim towards lasting change. There might be other reasons impacting your life negatively, which has an effect on your relationship.
020 8103 0714 View 020 8103 0714

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Marriage Counselling

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.