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MBACP BA Hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy

About me

You may have arrived here because your feeling like everything is just getting to you right now, maybe you are feeling low or anxious, anger, frustration or just desperate to change something in your life but find you are struggling with how?

Perhaps you are finding that no matter what you do to ignore what’s going on or how your feeling, it all still finds a way of coming back and eating away at your confidence and self worth.
We all have times where our thoughts or experiences have a negative effect on our wellbeing and emotional state. Certain issues can affect us, we are not perfect beings and that’s ok.

Recognising that it’s ok to talk about how you are feeling is a huge step to take. Firstly, I’d like to say that I appreciate how hard it must be for you, to have taken that first step to seeking help, it takes courage to be open about your vulnerability.

As a person centred counsellor, I will be the non judgmental person you need, to facilitate a safe way for you to explore and go on to accept, who you are.
The therapy I offer, takes into account your individual needs, what ever they may be for you. By working together, we can develop a relationship which facilitates change within you, to overcome any obstacle in your way.

I also work with vulnerable adults and adolescents from 11years up, with issues relating to anxiety, depression, bereavement and social difficulties as well as more complex mental health issues, such as eating disorders, self-harm, trauma, autism, ADHD, ASD, ADD, bipolar disorder and BPD. Being labelled with these issues can be extremely hard for anyone to accept, counselling helps you to talk through the feelings which may be confusing and overwhelming. You will find I accept you for who you are as a whole, with whatever labels you may bring with you.

Some of the ways in which I work can include, walk and talk therapy and creative play with both young people and adults, this form of therapy can be useful for those who find it hard to talk about feelings, or who feel like the normal way of working in therapy does not work for them. Working creatively can help you to find a way to express emotions, to understand how to move past difficulties with a deeper understanding of why things happen and how and why we react to them.

Counselling is about helping you to understand and accept yourself again or reach a new understanding of why you might react to some situations differently to others, it provides you with the tools you need to move forward with living your best life.

Training, qualifications & experience

BC Hons Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from UCC Essex.

Diploma in Person centred counselling from UCC Essex

Certificate in couples psychosexual issues in relationships

Certificate in working pluralistically in counselling

Certificate in Trauma, the brain and recovery

Certificate in working with nesting dolls

Enhanced DBS obtained Nov 2019

NSPCC Safe guarding trained.

Registered member of BACP 376274

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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From £40.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free telephone consultation

£60 per 50 minute session

£40 Concessions

£80 Couples

£30 Student Counsellors only

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 8:00am-8:00pm

Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am-8:00pm

Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm

Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm

Sunday- Closed

RH Counselling Service, 97 Gosbecks Road, Mind Body And Soul, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9JT

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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