Colchester Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
68/72 Culver Street East
We offer a counselling service for those who may feel they are struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues, or who 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 does 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 21 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.
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 seven years experience of working with people with a personality disorder diagnosis.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Our unique selling point is that, as a not-for-profit registered charity, we are able to offer counselling (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 what they can afford according to their level of income.
As a charity we rely on client donations and grants, now mainly from Essex Community Foundation from the varying Trusts that they administer to minimise our draw down on capital reserves year on year.
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