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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

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).

Qualifications

  • 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

BACP

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

Therapies offered

Fees

£45.00 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.

Colchester, Essex, CO1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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