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Hello. Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Would you like to access counselling or just some listening and support right now. You may be feeling isolated and have no one else to talk to or be finding it difficult to share your problems with family and friends. I believe in creating a safe, warm and empathic space for you to talk. Therapy can help share difficult feelings and emotions in a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space. I offer online therapy, phone and face to face counselling.

I understand that sometimes life can be tough, full of problems and issues that we just can't cope with anymore and turning to family or friends for help just isn't an option.

It can feel a little frightening realising that you want or need to speak to a counsellor, so taking that first step can be an incredibly hard thing to do and I appreciate the effort it might have taken to get this far in looking for a counsellor.

I am a registered, fully qualified counsellor working both privately and for a large charitable organisation. I can offer you support and help in a confidential, quiet, calm space.

My aim is to work with and alongside you, creating an atmosphere where you feel relaxed and safe enough to begin to face your problems. Working together in this way, gives you the opportunity to understand your personal difficulties and to find ways to move forward.

Finally, I work with a wide range of problems and a diverse group of clients but I specialise in bereavement, depression and couples counselling. I also work from two locations in Colchester giving greater flexibility of appointments to clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling (First-class Degree)

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). My work abides by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I have worked with a variety of ages and with a wide range of issues which include anxiety, depression, abuse, low self-esteem, relationships, work difficulties, bullying, anger management, trauma, loss, bereavement and parenting skills.

My professional development is ongoing.

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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Fees

  Individual session £45 (50 minute session)

* Couples counselling £70 (50 minute session)

* Couples counselling also includes relationships such as parent/child, grandparent/child, friend/friend, sibling/sibling, etc.

Further information

Sessions are available face to face or via Zoom.

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I hold a current DBS Certificate.

If you are unsure if counselling is right for you, we could initially have a brief discussion on the phone to see how I might help you and if you are then happy to go ahead we can arrange to meet.

I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

The Manor Health & Wellness Centre
11 Manor Road
Colchester
Essex
CO3 3LX

Colchester
Essex
CO3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I can offer counselling with a choice of two locations, one with wheelchair access and an electric stairlift.

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available.

Tuesday - Friday. Please contact me for availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Polly Royle BA (Hons) MBACP

Polly Royle BA (Hons) MBACP