S J Swinn
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.
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
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.