About me

Hi, my name is Ed and I am an Integrative Counsellor. How are you feeling? Do you need to talk to someone who is there to listen? Is it time for you to focus on yourself?

My way of working is to focus on a relational field – meaning that I will stand by your side and walk with you on your journey through your feelings and thought processes. Coming to counselling is something very personal and I aim to make you feel that you are in a safe, secure and warm space to explore what is going on for you.

I believe that we all have the power to change and grow as human beings. To focus on your feelings and the physical manifestations of the emotions (felt-sense) can really bring forward a new awareness to you about yourself. I believe that with tapping into your felt-sense, you can feel empowered to ignite change within your life.

I am BACP registered and follow their code of ethics and practice. I hold counselling sessions face to face in Colchester and can also provide online and telephone counselling.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or visit my website www.westgarthcounselling.co.uk to book a free initial discussion.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have counselled for The OutHouse charity for 2 and ½ years.

My experience includes counselling trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem and issues with sexuality and gender identity.

I have counselled over 400 hours of one to one counselling (which also includes online and telephone counselling).


  • BSc Hons in Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 1 and 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
  • Various CPD certificates.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My current fee is £40 for a 50 minute counselling session with a free 15 minute initial discussion/consultation. Concessions are considered so please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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