Ian West

Ian West

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am MBACP Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. Over the past 10 years of working in varied fields in psychotherapy I have come to appreciate each client as unique individuals with a specific set of needs. It is not a one size fits all formula which is why I work with an integrative approach and tailor my professional skill set for each client. Finding the right therapist is as much about qualifications as it is their style and personality, I want to encourage anyone thinking about choosing a therapist to find one that fits right for you. To support this in my own practice I offer the initial meeting session at a reduced rate of £40. 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Alongside my private practice I work at a residential treatment center specialising in addiction related issues such as, substance misuse, depression, compulsive disorders, trauma, grief, abuse and family and relationship difficulties.

I understand the difficulties and commitment when engaging with therapy such as finding the time, anxiety about the process and financial commitment. The move to re-invest in yourself will be a rewarding and worthwhile one. Over the years I have witnessed individuals change and evolve dramatically, identifying needs and emotions and developing coping skills to manage and confront problems and begin to lead more meaningful lives.

Therapy will allow you to talk about whatever the life event or situation is that is causing you distress. I will work with you to provide you with an opportunity to begin exploring and identifying your potential for growth and change by addressing underlying issues. If you are considering therapy as a means of improving your life, then I can guide you in this endeavour.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Trauma

Types of therapy

Adlerian, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Primal therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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