Polly Royle BA (Hons) MBACP
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.
Sessions can either be short or long-term depending on how many sessions you feel is right for you. There is no set number. You decide what is right for you.
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 now 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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Free 20 minute call to see if you would like to arrange a meeting
Individual session £40 (50 minute session)
Couples counselling £60 (50 minute session)
Concessionary rates for students.
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
Type of session
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I can offer counselling with a choice of two locations, one with wheelchair access and an electric stairlift.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Tuesday - Friday. Please contact me for availability.
Types of client