Colette Welby - MSc, BSc (Hons), UKCP, MBACP
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.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. 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.
I work in private practice and as a volunteer Supervisor to counsellors working with women and men at the Sexual Abuse Referral Centre (SARC) in Peterborough. I have also practiced within the counselling and psychotherapy services teams at:
- Mind, the mental health charity &
- Her Majesty’s Prison Service
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.
I have a special interest in working with clients who have experienced overwhelming events, sexual abuse and trauma and offer EMDR therapy.
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 www.colettewelbypsychotherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Coventry University)
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)
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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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£60 per session - Please contact me for further information.
EMDR Sessions are generally 1.5 hours in duration.
Clinical Supervision and Organisational Consultation - 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.
I welcome enquiries from psychotherapy and counselling students.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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