Polly Royle BA (Hons) MBACP

Polly Royle BA (Hons) MBACP

About me

Hello, I'm Polly,

I am a registered counsellor offering support and help in a confidential, calm place. I'm here to help if you are struggling with life or feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, affairs, bereavement, abuse and family issues with both young people and adults. I particularly specialise in loss, bereavement and relationships.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to talk about our problems and worries with family and friends. My approach is to work alongside you: providing you with a welcoming space where you can talk about whatever you wish to, in confidence. So if your feelings are isolating you, or perhaps you are finding it tough to express your thoughts with your loved ones, therapy can be the solution.

The relationship with your therapist is key in helping you make the change you wish for in yourself. It is important you feel comfortable, supported and at ease with whomever you choose to help you. However daunting this may seem, you have already taken the first step forward. I am hear to listen.

So, if you are experiencing feelings such as confusion, anger, hurt or struggling to move on from a place where you feel stuck, spending time together will enable you to bring change within yourself to move forward and take back control of your life.

I offer both short and long-term therapy.  Short-term therapy tends to be more goal-focused and specific to a particular issue, whereas long-term therapy is usually more open-ended and involves looking more deeply at the client’s history, relationships and patterns of thought and behaviour.

If you would like to make an initial appointment to discuss your issues and to see whether we get along, please contact me on the details given above.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling (First-class Degree), validated by the University of Essex

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 and I shall soon be trained in couples counselling.

25 years’ experience as a parent and I bring this knowledge to my practice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Free 20 minute call to see if you would like to arrange a meeting

Initial Meeting £20 (30 minute session)

Individual session £40 (50 minute session)

Concessionary rates for students.

Further information

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 work from private rooms in Colchester where there is free parking available and within easy walking distance of public transport.

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

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesday 9am - 7pm

Wednesday 9am - 7pm

Thursday 9am - 7pm

Friday 9am - 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults