Colchester Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
68/72 Culver Street East
We offer a counselling and psychotherapy service for those who may feel they are struggling to cope or simply need a safe and confidential place to be heard.
Our service is normally available to those over the age of 18, subject to an assessment for suitability.
Counselling & Psychotherapy do not offer any quick or easy solutions to life's difficulties. However, in time, a person can begin to see their situation more clearly, and begin to make decisions about achieving a more satisfying life. Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes.
Our unique selling point is that we offer counselling and psychotherapy for those for whom state benefit is their main source of income for a reduced fee of £10 for individuals and £15 for couples. For those who are working there is a sliding scale of fees based on income; although we do expect a realistic contribution towards the cost.
Training, qualifications & experience
Gabrielle Williams: Gabrielle has worked as a Psychodynamic counsellor for 20 years offering both open ended and time limited therapy. Gabrielle trained at Ipswich Concern where she gained a Westminster Pastoral Foundation Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling. Gabrielle is a senior accredited counsellor membership with BACP; working with both individuals and couples.
Michael Pertwee: Michael began his training as a counsellor in 1992, following a career in the Royal Air Force and then business. Michael gained a Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in 1996 and has undertaken further training in CBT. Michael is BACP accredited and UKCP registered.
Jacqueline Lloyd: Jacqueline gained her Diploma in Counselling from Braintree College in 2006. Jackie also is a Full member of The Stockwell Centre. Jackie is BACP accredited. Jackie has six years experience of working with people with a personality disorder diagnosis.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Our unique selling point is that, as a not-for-profit registered charity, we are able to offer counselling and psychotherapy (subject to an assessment for suitability) to those for whom state benefit is their main source of income at a reduced rate of £10 for individuals and £15 for couples.
Clients who are working pay fees based on a sliding scale according to their income.
As a charity we rely on client donations, and receive a grant from Essex County Council to support our work with people who have been abused during childhood. We also receive donations from other grant making trusts and local Churches who support our work.
As it costs £55 to deliver a session we expect a realistic contribution towards the cost.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client