Heather Colman. MBACP (Registered Member). CPCAB Adv. Dip
I am an experienced, compassionate therapeutic counsellor offering 1:1 sessions from a comfortable, quiet room in Street. I set up my independent practice in 2012 and in that time I have supported people through a wide range of difficulties.
My Approach to Supporting You
I provide a safe, confidential and caring place where you can feel trusting enough to explore your feelings, thoughts, fears and actions at your own pace and without judgement. As we work together, I will support you to find a path through your difficulties, exploring options which will allow you to make informed choices and helping you to gain clarity of your situation. You may also naturally choose to make some changes in your life and I can continue to support you whilst you implement these, providing a nurturing space for you to voice any concerns or to explore how the alterations are affecting you and your everyday life.
The thought of opening up about your innermost feelings and fears may seem challenging or even frightening. However, I will never push you to speak about anything you don’t want to talk about and will always work at a pace that suits you. I am guided by your priorities and aim to support you throughout the counselling process.
I can work in a time limited way where we agree a set number of sessions and focus on one particular issue or on an open ended, long term basis which allows for deeper exploration and growth. Both are suitable, depending on your needs, and we can discuss this in our first session together.
Life can sometimes be challenging and this can make you feel that you are unable to cope or that you can’t make sense of what is happening to you or around you. Periods of doubt or stress can be difficult to understand and may leave you feeling confused, depressed, anxious or isolated.
You may be questioning who you are or what you believe.
You may be feeling that life could be different and more fulfilling.
You may have a present day situation that you are finding difficult to understand and deal with.
You may have experienced something in the past which is still causing you discomfort and is affecting your life now.
You may not even be able to voice or understand why you feel that extra support may be helpful...but somehow, you simply know you would like something to change
The reasons for seeking support are many, varied and personal to you and there is no wrong reason for deciding to undertake therapy. If it’s important to you, then it is.
The Next Step
If you would like more information or would like to make an appointment:
Telephone: 07725 692 452
If I am unable to answer your call, please do feel free to leave a message as my voicemail is confidential and password protected.
Email: Click on the "Email Me" button at the top of this page.
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You can find more information on my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues some of which include anxiety, low self esteem, low self confidence, depression, loss, trauma and relationship difficulties.
As well as running my own independent practice, I have worked for a number of community organisations including a local branch of the mental health charity MIND where I was Director of Counselling and Support Services. Here I set up a counselling service, facilitated wellbeing groups and introduced an allotment to allow participants to connect with nature.
Most recently, I have worked for a project supporting young people aged 13-18 years of age where I was Project Manager and Counsellor.
I’ve also worked in a refuge providing counselling for survivors of physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse and volunteered for the bereavement charity CRUSE, undertaking their Awareness in Bereavement Care course.
To ensure that my skills are maintained and updated, I am committed to ongoing professional and personal development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Each one hour session is £45.00
I offer a limited number of places at a reduced cost of £35 for people on restricted incomes.
I have a valid enhanced DBS certificate.
I am able to work with organisations to offer support to their employees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My counselling room is on the ground floor and there is free on-road parking nearby without time restriction.
Weekdays including some evening appointments. Saturday morning appointments available subject to availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|