Louise Willis. MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Louise Willis. MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Cherry Tree Cottage
Heath Road
Stanway Green

Life Force
3 East Hill

07771666061 / 07771666061

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Cherry Tree Cottage
Heath Road
Stanway Green

Life Force
3 East Hill

07771666061 / 07771666061

About me

Seeking Therapy can be a huge step, it may be the first time you have ever spoken about your problems and feelings. You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings of confusion, anger, depression or be feeling scared, you may be finding it hard to cope.

Having trained for many years and Qualified as a Registered Integrative therapist, I work with a range of Counselling models which help me to tailor your therapy and achieve the best result for you.

As a Registered Member of BACP and accredited by NCS, I adhere to their professional Ethical and Practice Frameworks, as well as working in a confidential, non judgmental way at all times. I have an enhanced DBS check for both adults and children and full Professional Indemnity Insurance.


I work from a Private Practice in Rural Stanway and also from The Life-Force Centre in Colchester Town Centre and offer 1 - 1 and couples counselling.

The models we can use include Person Centered, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis) and Existential Therapy. I also have practical knowledge of mindfulness and hold a Certificate in Family mediation from NFM.

Together we can:

  • Look into the past for answers
  • Work in the ‘here and now‘ to change repetitive behaviour
  • Look to the future for making and setting goals

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with a range of issues which can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Unresolved Childhood Issues
  • Anger
  • Assertiveness and Boundary setting
  • Relationships
  • Work related stress
  • Relaxation
  • Trauma

Counselling gives you the chance to unburden, to work through your issues in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space with a trained professional to help guide you toward your goals.

What to expect from Therapy

Counselling offers you an opportunity to talk about yourself and any concerns you have, in a way that often can’t often be achieved with friends and family.

Our first session together will be an assessment session, where we will decide if we think we can succesfully work together. If we agree to proceed, we will both commit to your on-going therapy until you feel the therapy is complete.

It is helpful to know the reason/s for you seeking counselling, it is also helpful to know if you have any goals you wish to work toward. These areas will be regularly reviewed as they may change over time as our work together progresses.

Integrative training allows us to use tools from different counselling models to help find the best way forward for you as an idividual.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills - AQA

Certificate in Family mediation - NFM

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - VCTS

Currently Studying: Practitioners Diploma - VCTS

Ongoing professional development and Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



To get the most from your therapy, one session a week is recommended.
Introductory Session £25
Regular Sessions £40
Block bookings and concessions may be available on request

Further information

Counselling can help in a range of ways which can include:

Analysing events, behaviours or feelings that have caused distress.
Countering self-criticism and building self-esteem.
Problem-solving, planning and decision-making.
Establishing Assertiveness.
Changing cyclical behaviour.
Examining and amending abusive or distructive behaviour.
Challenging negative thoughts, beliefs or behaviour.
Learning Relaxation techniques.
Identifying trigger points and how they are dealt with.
Talking any issues through, to make sense of what has happened.
Finding a way through a life transition or illness.
Aquiring tools for further future use.
Locating, analysing and acting on information.
Dealing with Shame, guilt and anger.
Making sense of difficult feelings or emotions.
Putting boundaries in place.
Dealing with difficult or painful relationships.

If any of the above resonates with you, please contact me to arrange an introductory session.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO3 0QZ
Colchester, CO1 2QL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


7am - 9pm. Monday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults