About me

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.

My services include:

  • Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Couple Therapy
  • Individual Counselling Supervision
  • Group Supervision
  • Workshops &Training
  • Organizational Supervision

Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am an experienced  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).

Please contact me to arrange a consultation.

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 2000 I obtained my  Masters Degree in Counselling studies ( psychodynamic approach) and Clinical Supervision from University of Essex
  • 1999 I completed my Dip in individual, group and organisational supervision
  • 1996 I completed my certificate in working with individual adults who have been abused in their early life
  • 1995 I completed my certificate in Solution Focused counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

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.

Upcoming Workshops

Diploma in Clinical Supervision: Theory, Research, Skills and Practice.
Dates: To be confirmed

We were expecting to deliver 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
Professional Practice

For further information please contact Simin on 01206 576840-07950545313 or e-mail


From £45.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

My availability is based on negotiation with the applicants.

My Fees:   Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy: £45.00
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)


Day time, evenings and Saturday am

Further information

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.

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.

6 Oxford Road

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.

I am accessible via Telephone counselling 07950545313, Skype simin partovi and WhatsApp Video contact for both counselling and clinical supervision

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

The majority of my workload is clinical supervision. I offer clinical supervision according to the BACP guidelines for clinical supervision.

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