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MBACP Accredited Counsellor, Dip Integrative Counselling

About me

I offer counselling in a calm, relaxed and non-judgmental environment. Counselling can be used to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing in your life. Together, we can explore these difficulties and look at ways that could help you to move forward. Often, talking things through in a safe, supportive space can help you to make sense of anything that seems unclear; empowering you to make the choices that are right for you.

I have experience in working with relationship difficulties, depression, anger management, low self esteem, sexual and emotional abuse, self harm, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction and many other issues.

I offer both short term solution focused therapy and longer term therapy depending on what you feel is right for you.

I have a deep understanding and experience working with OCD ( Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ) anxiety, panic and generalised anxiety.

I am BACP Accredited, which means my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practice by the BACP


My consulting room is in Colchester; Close to both the town centre and mainline railway.

Please feel free to contact me either by email using the link above. I am happy to have a preliminary discussion to answer any questions you may have about the counselling process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as an integrative counsellor in 2009,holding a BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I work within their code of conduct and ethical guidelines.

In 2013 I was awarded accreditation by the BACP.

I am listed on the BACP register of counsellors and psychotherapists, certificate number 044781.

In addition to running my private practice, I have also worked for the Out House East in Colchester town centre providing counselling for the LGBT community.

I have also practiced at YES ( Youth Enquiry Service ) in Tendring, counselling young adults between the ages 16-25.

Over 1,500 hours experience.

Additional Courses

Certificate in Sand Tray Therapy
Child Protection Training
Bereavement Seminar - certificate of attendance
Foundation N.L.P. Course
B.A.C.P seminar with Irvin Yalom
Advanced Empathy Training
Lecture by Patrick Casement - certificate of attendance
BACP Accreditation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I welcome LGBTQ+ clients and offer a safe space to explore their feelings.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

All sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

Individual £40 per session

Student Counsellors £30 per session


When I work

Mon-Fri daytime and evenings

Further information


I realise that counselling can be expensive and therefore my fees can be negotiated if you are unable to meet the full price, depending on your circumstances.

Colchester, Essex, CO1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme