Parenting Counselling in Colchester

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Photo of Laura Fulcher, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Laura Fulcher
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Colchester CO3
I am taking a sabbatical from the end of May 2024 so will only be offering short term work until then. 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 I work with a parent and child together if there are particular relationship issues. I also work with adults for individual problems.
I am taking a sabbatical from the end of May 2024 so will only be offering short term work until then. 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 I work with a parent and child together if there are particular relationship issues. I also work with adults for individual problems.
01621 730617 View 01621 730617
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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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Ray's Therapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Colchester CO7
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
My name is Pamela Raie, I am a counsellor working with many issues specialising in anxiety and relationships. The reason being, these two issues play a part in all the others predominantly. My passion is in all parts of mental health and my specialist areas cover a wide range, this makes my sessions in any area effective. I hold my sessions remotely, however face to face sessions are available in the Chelmsford radius. All my sessions are 1hour, nonjudgmental and confidential.
01245 945459 View 01245 945459
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Apostolos Georgios Fournaris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO1
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
01449 701320 View 01449 701320
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Libby Allard - Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Colchester CO7
Hi, I'm a registered Cognitive Hypnotherapist with over 10 years of experience helping people with a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety and phobias. I use many different therapy techniques that allow me to create a treatment specifically for how you experience your problem and the outcome that you would like, in a way that you are comfortable with. "Amazing! I had just five sessions and Libby worked wonders. She managed so effortlessly to get to the root of my concerns without ever probing me too far or making me feel uncomfortable about sharing information". (AF, Essex)
Hi, I'm a registered Cognitive Hypnotherapist with over 10 years of experience helping people with a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety and phobias. I use many different therapy techniques that allow me to create a treatment specifically for how you experience your problem and the outcome that you would like, in a way that you are comfortable with. "Amazing! I had just five sessions and Libby worked wonders. She managed so effortlessly to get to the root of my concerns without ever probing me too far or making me feel uncomfortable about sharing information". (AF, Essex)
01206 583709 View 01206 583709
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Colchester Children’s Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
As a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years experience both in the education and NHS sector, I have worked with a range of clinical themes including: trauma, parental illness and terminal illness, anxiety, incontinence, ADHD, absconding, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and grief, aggression, psychosomatic illness, disassociation disorder, depression, LGBTQ+. This list is not exhaustive to my knowledge and understanding to the many other themes that clients may present with. If you are willing to go on this journey with me and to trust me with your mental health, I will be there to support you every step of the way
01206 581780 View 01206 581780
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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
Photo of Sally Jervis - The Listening Room, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Sally Jervis - The Listening Room
Counsellor, MBACP
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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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
Photo of Ian West (Accred) Counselling and Supervisor, Counsellor in Colchester, England
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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Laura J Lee
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
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
Photo of Samantha Jane Morgan, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Samantha Jane Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO6
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.
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
Photo of Liz Pickford, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Liz Pickford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7
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.
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 View 01255 448839
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Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
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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Rise Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO5
Are you looking for support with Anxiety and Depression? Help with Family issues? Suffering with Low Self-Esteem? Have you or a family member been advised to seek Counselling, CBT or Talking Therapies by your GP? Welcome to Rise Therapy Centre, we offer Counselling and Hypnotherapy services in Colchester, Essex. We have a secure and confidential space to welcome you on your counselling journey.
Are you looking for support with Anxiety and Depression? Help with Family issues? Suffering with Low Self-Esteem? Have you or a family member been advised to seek Counselling, CBT or Talking Therapies by your GP? Welcome to Rise Therapy Centre, we offer Counselling and Hypnotherapy services in Colchester, Essex. We have a secure and confidential space to welcome you on your counselling journey.
01206 699934 View 01206 699934
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Castle Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO6
I'm Michele a MBACP counsellor, working children and adults. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, of which are all valid. Because my approach is predominately person centred, I will provide empathic in-depth assistance that will allow you to examine your experiences, beliefs, and emotions in a safe and confidential setting. In holding a qualification in integrative counselling(adults) I can drawn on this if required. Our therapy space is conveniently positioned, with its own discrete and designated parking, is within easy reach of Colchester,Braintree, Halstead and surrounding villages.
I'm Michele a MBACP counsellor, working children and adults. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, of which are all valid. Because my approach is predominately person centred, I will provide empathic in-depth assistance that will allow you to examine your experiences, beliefs, and emotions in a safe and confidential setting. In holding a qualification in integrative counselling(adults) I can drawn on this if required. Our therapy space is conveniently positioned, with its own discrete and designated parking, is within easy reach of Colchester,Braintree, Halstead and surrounding villages.
01638 598305 View 01638 598305
Photo of Liz Somervell, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Liz Somervell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO3
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to help and support you through difficult times. I provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others, and offer warm empathetic listening which I believe is essential in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs both past and present. I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
01206 417448 View 01206 417448
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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
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
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Dr Birgit Vote Cpsychol
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Colchester CO3
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have over 10 years experience offering psychological therapy services. I have worked with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life and ages and backgrounds in different therapeutic settings including private practice, within the NHS and the not-for-profit sector. I offer evidence-based therapy tailored to each individual’s needs for a range of difficulties, for example, anxiety, depression, excessive worry, trauma, anger, stress management, work issues, grief/loss or relationship problems.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have over 10 years experience offering psychological therapy services. I have worked with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life and ages and backgrounds in different therapeutic settings including private practice, within the NHS and the not-for-profit sector. I offer evidence-based therapy tailored to each individual’s needs for a range of difficulties, for example, anxiety, depression, excessive worry, trauma, anger, stress management, work issues, grief/loss or relationship problems.
01206 237461 View 01206 237461

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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.