Patrick Shea MBACP Accredited Counsellor, Dip Integrative Counselling
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 or by telephone ( 07880 725498 ) 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.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I welcome LGBT clients and offer a safe space to explore their feelings.
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All sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Individual £40 per session
Student Counsellors £30 per session
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mon-Fri daytime and evenings
Types of client