Somatic Counselling in Colchester

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Photo of Mary Mulherin, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Mary Mulherin
Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
I am interested in somatic experiences, how your body holds your experiences.
Hi, I'm Mary, I am a UKCP Trainee Psychotherapist working. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples & groups. I help you help yourself, heal yourself and be yourself. I aim to help people achieve their fullest potential in life, whatever that might look like for them. I work relationally, which means our relationship is an important part of our work. Looking at how we relate to each other can give us clues as to how you might relate to people in general. This method of working can highlight any stumbling blocks or areas for change, to help you achieve better communication and understanding in your relationships.
01245 950493
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Colchester CO1
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Liz Pickford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Your journey to reclaiming your Happiness could start here! As a qualified Counsellor & Restorative Mediator, I fully believe that everyone deserves to live their life to their full potential. I have experience of working with clients presenting with anxiety, trauma and attachment difficulties, shame, childhood sexual abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, bereavement, relationships and adoption. I also have over 25 years’ experience of working with children and families.
01255 448839
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Colchester CO7
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Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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
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Sinead Mary Quinn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling stuck, low and fearful due to the loss of a loved one or relationship breakdown, or not able to cope with life at the moment. I may be able to help. I offer a place to come to and be heard and understood without judgement. I give you space to bring in whatever is worrying you. Allowing us to dig deeper and explore more of what is worrying you, and how you can help yourself. I believe, you have the necessary resources to heal yourself. Yet, I know that we can feel stuck and need support.
01206 879923
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Colchester CO3
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Ian West Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I am a BACP Registered and Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based in the Colchester CO1 and Liverpool Street EC2 and dependent on your presenting issues/needs will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
01206 482901
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Colchester CO1
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Jane Susan Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Deciding to contact a counsellor can feel overwhelming but as a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP(British association for psychotherapy) I work to a professional standard and ethic, supporting you on every step of your journey. I work from a private practice which sits on the Essex and Suffolk border, nestled in the Colne valley offering comfortable confidential consulting rooms with discreet parking facilities My practice is based on person -centered values offering empathic in-depth support which allows you to explore your feelings, beliefs and emotions in a safe confidential space.
01206 489875
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Colchester CO6
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Michele Gazmuri-Symmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, thank you for visiting my page. I’m a qualified counsellor specialising in working therapeutically with children, young people&adults. Are you struggling? maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry or are struggling with relationships. People enter therapy for many reasons, all are valid. I have experience of working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, and autism to name a few. Our therapy room provides a confidential, safe space for you to explore your feelings, cognitions,behaviour in relation to your world and make new meaning.
01787 323883
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Colchester CO6
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Light Bubble Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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
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Katie Carlyon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking those first steps can be sometimes confusing and difficult. Sometimes we can feel stuck, or sometimes we just do not know what our issues are, or how we have got to this point in our lives. As a counsellor I am here to offer you a safe and confidential space without judgement so you are able to explore and work through any issues you may feel you have in your life at the moment to help you gain some clarity and empower you to take those steps and move forward in your life.
01268 202560
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Colchester CO1
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Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Colchester CM9
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Glenda Wood
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
07480 533594
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Bures CO8
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Opal Therapies
I believe that we are a product of our pasts but that does not define who we are today. With belief in our capacity to change, and integration of mind and body I will support you to live the life you want today. I will endevour to work openly, truthfully and consistantly with you to overcome the problems that you are experiancing, to find easier ways of coping so you can ultimatly live a satisfying fulfilling life. I also offer Auricular Acupuncture & Reiki which can be combined with counselling, each other or alone. These both help release painful emotions indirectly, and mentally prepare you for counselling.
01206 700183
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Boxted CO4
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Tim Peal
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello, You will find Counselling with me to be a warm and comfortable environment in which you can talk about your life safely. I believe that developing an honest and trusting relationship between counsellor and client is essential. My therapy is based on building an understanding of how your life up to today, has influenced how you feel, think and behave now. We will also look at understanding how the mind and body connection is working for you now and how you can improve that connection.
01371 708254
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Coggeshall CO6
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Online Therapists

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Ruth Lawson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Transactional Analysis practitioner who weaves this modality in with somatic awareness and healing practices, as well as having a passion for working outdoors in alliance with nature.
Hello! I am an experienced and energetic practitioner I experience many clients saying that they don’t believe that their problems are bad enough, that there must be others in need who are suffering more, or that it is indulgent to go for counselling. If you are finding it hard to cope with life, for whatever reason, remember that you deserve to be heard and that your experiences, memories and feelings are real for you. I walk alongside you as you explore your unique life experiences and bring them for healing. I am a qualified counsellor and coach. UKCP trainee psychotherapist currently working towards accreditation.
07723 502566
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Bromley BR2
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Lisa Sanfilippo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Psychoynamic, somatic , humanistic, transpersonal and existential (if these words mean anything to you!).
While you may be seeking therapy to help you out of a dark or difficult time- due to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, crisis of meaning, insomnia... therapy can be a powerful gift. We learn a great deal about ourselves and others- ultimately about living life with more ease and enjoyment. We'll get curious about what you learnt growing up: your world-view, your assumptions and even your bodily responses to situations that you face today. We'll see what has worked for you and what causes pain or limits you- to unblock and clear the path forward with compassion, kindness, insight, and even at times, a sense of humour.
020 3835 6084
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London W1G
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Dr Charlie Sayer
MBBS
Verified
Verified
Are there parts of yourself you don't like anymore or that feel lost, wounded or ashamed? Are you suffering from disconnection, anxiety, low mood, addictive behaviours, interpersonal conflict or fatigue? My integrative therapeutic approach aims to re-connect you with your authentic Self and from this place heal and integrate into wholeness all 'parts' of yourself in a compassionate and non-judgemental way. As an Internal Family Systems therapist I work at the intersection of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual sickness with a focus on somatic ; transpersonal; and nature based / animistic approaches.
01825 705353
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Uckfield TN22
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Mudimo Okondo
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am also passionate in pursuing a wholistic approach to wellbeing, inviting the exploration of creativity, embodiment practices, and somatic movement.
I have over 20 years experience working in the personal development, mentoring, and mental health fields, working with a broad range and severity of issues including: anxiety and depression, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, trauma/abuse, challenges in being neuro-atypical, and the affirmation of sexual orientation and gender identity.
020 3835 5796
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London SE3
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Matthew Alderton
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
My clients have a range of psychological and somatic difficulties. Some of these issues include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Trauma, Tinnitus, Trauma Associated Tinnitus, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression and Stress. I support my clients through a psychotherapeutic process to hep them with their difficulties. This might include support through a difficult period of their lives, specific techniques or treatments to enable them to recover, or to help them understand themselves better and find meaning in their lives.
020 3984 8730
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Potters Bar EN6
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Waveney Valley Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I integrate this with Ecotherapy, ACT, CBT, Focusing, Somatic work, Psychodrama and Sandtray.
Hello and welcome. Im Fairlie. If you are feeling depressed, overwhelmed, anxious or are struggling to cope, I can help. I have counselling experience with a wide range of mental health issues and uncomfortable feelings. I can support you to release any emotional pain, trauma or psychological discomfort. I can help you to repair difficult relationships, reconcile unwanted personal behaviours (such as anger, addictions and eating disorders), and let go of outdated emotions and patterns. I will help you to cultivate a new and healthy perspective, develop positive coping skills and build your self esteem so you can feel better in life.
01379 777244
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Harleston IP20
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Jackie van Roosmalen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an analytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with more than 20 years experience in the NHS, both in-patient and CAMHS settings, and in independent practice. I work with young people of all ages and with parents. As well as my analytic ACP training I am trained in somatic approaches to addressing anxiety, stress and trauma and have a special interest in the most effective treatments for alleviating what gets in the way of feeling happy, secure and confident. I am a supervisor of psychologists and psychotherapists who work with young people. Please visit my website for more detailed information: www.vanrosetherapy.co.uk
020 3962 2195
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London SE22
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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.