Colette Welby

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MSc, BSc (Hons), UKCP, EMDR Accredited Practitioner,MBACP
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced, fully qualified Psychotherapist based in Peterborough. Often, feeling out of control, angry, anxious, depressed and unable to cope with demanding relationships and work will bring people to seek counselling and psychotherapy. At such times I know how difficult it can be to reach out for support and how important it is to find the right professional to help. I hope this brief description of me and my practice will offer you some clarity and begin to help you in this process.

PLEASE NOTE: I CONTINUE TO OFFER ALL MY PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EMDR SERVICES ONLINE AND BY TELEPHONE - Please contact me if you would like to discuss how this might work...

About Me

I am a registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, an EMDR UK & Europe Accredited Practitioner, a Clinical Supervisor (Individuals, groups and organisations), a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, a Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (FITOL) and an Accredited Coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). I hold a Master's Degree (MSc) in Integrative Psychotherapy and a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling. I am trained to offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Clinical Supervision.

I work in private practice as a Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I have also practiced within the counselling and psychotherapy services teams at:

  • Mind, the mental health charity &
  • Her Majesty’s Prison Service
  • Sexual Abuse Referral Centre (SARC)
  • Peterborough Rape Crisis

I have extensive experience of consulting within organisations and businesses. My early career was based within different areas of the Criminal Justice System and I have worked within community development in the Peterborough area and nationally.

I am based in a private and comfortable building and offer a confidential service in a safe, therapeutic, non-judgmental environment.

How I work
Compassion and common sense are at the heart of my practice. I work in a very 'human' way and fundamental to my practice is the development of a strong treatment relationship - as without a sense of connection and psychological contact between us there can be no therapy.  No issue is trivial, and no issue is too great or too small.

Finding the right-fit between client and therapist, as well as between client and treatment approach is very important. Our first session will give us the opportunity to explore what you hope to get from counselling and assess our suitability to work together.

I approach all of my clients with immediate concern for relieving the distress and symptoms that have prompted them to seek counselling or psychotherapy at this time. I am an active and engaged participant in the therapy. If it is appropriate to our work I will offer expressive and creative means of working with the unconscious to resolve distress and gain understanding.

I belong to a relational-developmental school of psychotherapy, and rather than focusing heavily on past events, I help clients integrate their past with their present.

Resolving trauma
I have a special interest in working with clients who have experienced overwhelming events, sexual abuse and trauma and offer EMDR therapy.

I am an EMDR UK and Europe Accredited Practitioner. This accreditation provides people looking for help with confidence knowing that a high level of experience and expertise has been reached and is a mark of competence and trustworthiness of an EMDR therapist.

Talking therapies can be rewarding for both clients and therapists, however, a focussed approach such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is often experienced as more effective and satisfying to both clients and therapists.

Trauma is often misunderstood, ignored and denied; in the aftermath of the most painful assaults to our humanity individuals are left isolated, untreated and suffering.

Many events can be traumatising and may cause traumatic reactions (sometimes many years after the event), examples of these include sexual, physical and emotional abuse, combat, witnessing violence, bullying, medical procedures, falls, accidents, bereavement, natural disasters, and neglectful relationships.

I continue to undertake advanced training in trauma therapy and apply the latest advances of neuroscience and clinical research to my practice in order to relieve the distress and suffering my clients are experiencing. I work with many individuals who have experienced trauma and its ongoing legacy and have deep respect for their painful struggles as well as their strength, resilience and capacity for growth.

I always work in the strictest confidence, in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and the UKCP Code of Ethics and do so with respect, compassion and empathy.

For further more detailed information on how psychotherapy can help recovery following trauma, sexual abuse and during depression please see the more detailed articles I have written on my website

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Coventry University)

EMDR UK and Europe Accredited Practitioner

Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy (Sherwood Institute)

Mental Health Certificate (Sherwood Institute)

BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Middlesex University)

Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Middlesex University)

Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AQA)

Certificates in Counselling Skills & Theory (CPCAB)

Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching (Institute of Leadership and Management)

Clarity4D Accredited Psychometric Practitioner

Continuing Professional Development
Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Part 1, 2 & 3 Practitioner Training

I am passionate about my commitment to the profession of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I undertake regular supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor and engage in ongoing continual professional development.

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Attachment Issues
Difficulties forming relationships

It is impossible to list all of human distress and the above is just a brief overview of main counselling areas. If the issue you are seeking counselling or psychotherapy for is not mentioned, please do call to discuss further.

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£80.00 per session

Additional information

£80.00 per session - Please contact me for further information.
EMDR Sessions are generally 1.5 hours in duration.
Clinical Supervision £75.00 per hour

Organisational Consultation and Training- please contact me for further information.

If you are unsure if counselling is right for you, I'd be happy to answer any questions via email, text, or offer a free telephone consultation prior to booking an appointment. Contact details are available at top of page.

If I am unavailable to answer the phone, you can leave me a secure and confidential message on my answer phone and I will ensure I return your call.

Further information

I am pleased to be able to offer both online and telephone therapy and EMDR to help safely navigate COVID 19

My consulting rooms are within easy reach of Peterborough, Huntingdon, Stamford and Oundle and are served by major road, bus and train routes. Parking is available.

I hold full professional indemnity insurance.

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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Colette Welby
Colette Welby