About me

I am able to offer telephone and online counselling and have a wide range of experience in this area, as well as face to face sessions at Life Force in Colchester.

I am a qualified registered and Accredited Counsellor with the BACP and hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Accredited Course) with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am also trained in Creative Therapies, which involves Art work, play therapy and I am also Relationship Counsellor

I work with anxiety, anger management, depression, stress, childhood issues, sexual abuse, eating disorders, Post traumatic Stress, and personal development, along with many other presenting issues

I work with a wide range of people and ages with diverse presenting issues.

I practise from the LIFE-FORCE Counselling Service in Colchester, which is easily accessible and can accommodate disabled parking by prior arrangement

I am also a Lead Tutor on the Integrative Counselling Diploma Course with Life-Force, Accredited Counselling School , this provides me with an extensive knowledge of various theories and their practical application .

previously I have been trained by the N.F.S.H as a Healer,

Training, qualifications & experience

I can provide a safe, caring and confidential environment which may encourage self discovery and promote change, if appropriate

My aim is to listen, to understand and to help you reach your potential

I can offer an initial assessment session of 50 mins, followed by weekly sessions with the offer of an open-ended contract

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I charge £40- £50 per 50 minute session, there are concessions available depending upon circumstances


Telephone and online sessions are available from 11.00 am till 9.00pm (subject to availability) as well as face to face sessions at Life Force in Colchester

3 East Hill


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Sara Swinn

Sara Swinn