S J Swinn 


Counselling Can Help

I aim to listen, understand and to help you reach your potential.  

About counselling:

Counselling can help with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship breakdowns and loss.

I can provide a safe, caring and confidential environment to help you explore your emotions; encouraging self discovery and promote change, if appropriate. 

There are many types of counselling available. I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I can use different modalities to assist you in your process. 

I work in a Humanistic way which means I value the relationship that is built between us. I use psychodynamic, person-centred and CBT aspects to enable you to become aware and recognise that change is possible. 

Counselling can be a safe space to explore issues and concerns that do not feel 'safe'. 


A counselling session usually lasts for 50 minutes and is generally once a week. 

It is usually face to face but I am also able to offer telephone and online counselling sessions. 

You can contact me by emailing: [email protected] 

or phoning or texting 07764764609 

making the first step is often very difficult

You've survived 100% of everything in your life so far,

 so there is a pretty good chance that you'll survive whatever is next 

about me:

I qualified in 2009 and am now an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am also trained in Creative Therapies and Relationship Counselling.

I work with individuals and couples from 18 years upwards. My other job is teaching students to become qualified Counsellors. I am a Lead Tutor on an Accredited Diploma Counselling Course at Life Force School of Counselling.


I am registered and Accredited with the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy and am bound by the B.A.C.P. Ethical Framework for good practice.

I practise at Life Force Counselling Service 3 East Hill Colchester CO1 2QL 

(if you look on my fb page there is a directions link).

I am also able to offer secure and confidential telephone or online counselling.

All contact will be treated with the utmost confidence and I am fully compliant with all GDPR regulations and registered with ICO (Information Commissioners Office).

I hold an enhanced DBS check and a First Aid at Work certificate.

I am also fully insured. 

Integrative Counselling

please have a look at my slide show giving you an overview of Integrative Counselling

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My fee is £50 - £65 per individual session; although I am able to offer concessionary rates based on individual circumstances. 

Payment is usually by bank transfer just before each session.


contact me and take the first step forwards

07764 764 609

[email protected]