My name is Sinéad, I am a Counsellor working in the centre of Colchester and I offer weekday, evening and weekend counselling. I have two private practices in Essex. I have experience of working with lots of issues including relationship issues, family issues, loss, anxiety and depression. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and through our dialogue we can work on discovering patterns of behaviour and develop greater self-awareness. By working together you will be able to cope with the difficulties you are currently experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a qualified Counsellor of Gestalt Therapy.
Having a Gestalt approach means that I work with what has brought you to therapy. I believe the most important thing is for you to be listened to and understood and to be given space to bring in whatever is worrying you, or for us to carefully dig deeper and explore more profound issues. You have the necessary resources to heal yourself. However, I know that sometimes we get stuck and need some support. My goal as a therapist is to help you see clearly what your situation is, find out your position in it, and experiment with you to find new solutions; through awareness, self-acceptance and change.
I also bring in mindfulness techniques where appropriate and I am interested in the interplay between the mind and the body.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial one-hour assessment and weekly 50-minute sessions is £40. I also offer a concessional fee for students or those with low incomes. I am happy to discuss these further over the phone or at our initial assessment.
I provide both short and long-term therapy to adults (18+).
I am available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.