Ian West

Ian West


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07554668654

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO1
07554668654
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am MBACP Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with over 10 years experience in working with individuals, couples and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based in Colchester CO1 but also work in London and dependent on your presenting issue or need, I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term focused therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.

I offer a confidential, safe and reliable place for you to make sense of your current difficulties, and through the establishment of a trusting therapeutic relationship will help you to explore past formative experiences and future concerns, which may be impacting on your present-day choices and decisions, and in the ways that you form and maintain relationships with others, and how you see, think and feel about yourself.

In the years of my work I have found that many of us at some point, for various reasons, experience emotional and/or psychological challenges which can have an impact upon the quality of our lives - relationship difficulties, or being 'stuck' in self-defeating or repeating unwanted patterns of behaviour, perhaps finding it hard to accept feelings around past/present/future life events, or maybe anxiety, feelings of anger or depressed about life in general. I am a big believer in what we don't repair we repeat. In these situations, counselling and psychotherapy can be of benefit in offering a space where you can talk openly about yourself and be listened to and understood, in a way that is perhaps difficult to find with family, friends and work-colleagues.

What I can help with

Addictions, Obsessions, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Career coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Child related issues, Infertility, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited