Heather Colman MBACP
07725 692 452
Taking the first step to seeing a counsellor may seem rather daunting. The thought of opening up about your innermost feelings and fears can seem challenging or even frightening.
But it can also be the first step to helping you overcome your anxieties, fears or phobias and can start you off on a journey that can change your life.
Finding the right therapist to help you on this journey is crucial. It’s important that you find a counsellor that you trust and feel comfortable with.
I offer a caring, supportive and confidential space where you can safely explore your feelings, thoughts, fears and actions at your own pace and without fear of judgement.
The reason you decide to have counselling is personal to you. You may have experienced a trauma, either recently or in the past; you may have a dilemma or challenge which you need to explore or you may be facing a change in your life which feels frightening for you.
The reasons are many and there is no wrong reason for deciding to look for support. If you feel it's important, then it is.
The Next Step...
Just as deciding to have counselling is a personal decision, so is choosing a counsellor.
If you feel that counselling may be of help to you, it's useful to find out enough information to enable you to make an informed choice. I aim to provide clear, helpful information so that you can decide on the best way forward for you.
If you would like to speak to me in connection with counselling, would like to find out if I am able to help you or would like to make an appointment, do please contact me.
Please note, I aim to reply to any enquiries within 48 hours, often sooner. If you have requested a response by email, do check your spam box if you haven't heard from me.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 - Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
CRUSE Bereavement Care: Awareness in Bereavement Care
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues and particularly with people who have endured abuse and experienced trauma. As well as working in my independent practice, I am a part time project co-ordinator and an assessment counsellor for a young persons well-being centre.
Previously I worked as the Director of Counselling and Support Services at a local branch of the mental health charity Mind and this has given me in depth experience of dealing with a wide range of issues whilst also developing and facilitating courses on subjects such as stress management and anxiety.
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.
My counselling rooms are comfortable with free, unlimited on-road parking nearby.
I offer long term or short term counselling, depending on your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays including some evening appointments. Saturday morning appointments available subject to availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|