Simin Partovi MBACP- Senior Accredited and Registered Counsellor
I am a senior BACP accredited and Registered counsellor and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good and Safe Practice. I have over 30 years experience in counselling. My private practice is located in Colchester town centre. It is respectable, safe, totally secure with a free car parking space.
Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
Individual Counselling Supervision
Counselling & Psychotherapy
I am an experienced and mature practitioner. I work with people from all walks of life, from many different backgrounds and ages with a wide variety of personal, relational or social difficulties. I see clients privately (self-referral) and receive referrals from General Practitioners, Community Mental Health Team as well as from various EAPs.
The duration of therapy that I offer will vary according to your need and what develops from the initial assessment and consultation. I offer both short term, focus-based counselling/psychotherapy for specific problems (6 to 12 sessions) and long-term counselling/ psychotherapy (open-ended)
Training, qualifications & experience
My original training in counselling was my diploma in counselling based on humanistic person centred approach. This approach facilitated me to learn that being genuine and honest, being empathic with people in their emotional turmoil and distress and being non judgemental to human conditions are the most valuable attitude in being a therapist. Later on I develop my psychodynamic skills from further training.
In year 2000 I obtained my Masters Degree in Counselling studies and Supervision from University of Essex.
Dip in individual, group and organisational supervision
Certificate in working with individual adults who have been abused in their early life.
Certificate in Solution Focus counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Training and Workshops:
I design and deliver workshops and training programmes for organisations and in my private practice:
Diploma in Clinical Supervision: Theory, Research, Skills and Practice.
Dates: To be confirmed
We were expecting to deliver a training in clinical supervision in September 2020, however, due to the Covid 19 the dates are not confirmed yet.
Time Limited Counselling: Theory, Research and Practice
For further information please contact Simin on 01206 576840-07950545313 or e-mail
IIndividual Counsellin/Psychotherapy: £50.00
Couples Counselling: £55.00
Individual Supervision: £50.00
Students and low income: £40.00
Group Supervision:Negotiable depending on the size of the Group
Small Group (3-4 persons, one and half hour)
Large Groups: (6-8 persons, two hours)
Concessions offered for
My original training in counselling was humanistic person centred to counselling. I believe this unique approach has taught me that being genuine and honest , having a deep level of empathy with persons in their emotional pain and stress, being non judgemental and respectful to people from all walks of life are the main keys in establishing a therapeutic relationship with the persons. I have gained my experience from working with people from all walks of life, from many different backgrounds and ages with a wide variety of personal, relational or social difficulties. I see clients privately (self-referral) and receive referrals from General Practitioners, Community Mental Health Team as well as from various EAPs.
The duration of therapy that I offer will vary according to your need and what develops from the initial assessment and consultation.
Short term, focus-based counselling/psychotherapy for specific problems (6 to 12 sessions)
Long-term counselling/ psychotherapy (open-ended)
My Supervisory Experience
I am a Senior BACP Accredited and Registered supervisor and I have Masters Degree in Supervision and Reflective Practice.
I am an experienced and mature supervisor and I supervise therapists with diverse theoretical orientation. I offer consultancy to organisations.
I offer supervision master classes for mature and qualified supervisors.