Simin Partovi

Simin Partovi

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Languages spoken: English, Persian (Farsi)

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO3
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I am a senior BACP accredited and Registered counsellor and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good and Safe Practice. I have over 30 years experience in counselling. My private practice is located in Colchester town centre. It is respectable, safe, totally secure with a free car parking space.

My services include:

Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy

Couple Therapy

Individual Counselling Supervision

Group Supervision

Workshops & Training

Organizational Supervision

About me and my therapy practice

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I am an experienced practitioner. I work with people from all walks of life, from many different backgrounds and ages with a wide variety of personal, relational or social difficulties. I see clients privately (self-referral) and receive referrals from General Practitioners, Community Mental Health Team as well as from various EAPs.

The duration of therapy that I offer will vary according to your need and what develops from the initial assessment and consultation. I offer both short term, focus-based counselling/psychotherapy for specific problems (6 to 12 sessions) and long-term counselling/ psychotherapy (open-ended).

I will be happy to talk to you for an initial  consultation.

Practice description

Training, qualifications & experience

My original training in counselling was my diploma in counselling based on humanistic person centred approach. This approach facilitated me to learn that being genuine and honest, being empathic with people in their emotional turmoil and distress and being non judgemental to human conditions are the most valuable qualities in being a therapist. Later on I develop my psychodynamic skills from further training.

In 2000 I obtained my Masters Degree in Counselling studies and Supervision from University of Essex.

In addition I have obtained the following training: 

Dip in individual, group and organisational supervision

Certificate in working with the survivals of childhood abuse.

Certificate in Solution Focused counselling

I am a senior registered and accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

My first session

The First session:

This is an initial assessment session which means I establish The  followings with the clients

a) a clear description of my approach to therapy

b) the client's presenting issue

c) the client's hope and expectation of the therapy

d)the client's details , contact numbers and the name and the address of their GP

e) the client's present and past history of physical and mental health including their medications.

f) explaining the confidentiality and its limitation and my duty of care and safeguarding.

g) establishing a clear contract which covers  and day, time and the venue for the therapy as well as the fees 

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Colchester

Colchester CO3
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


My Supervisory Experience:

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I have worked as a clinical supervisor for over 28 years, in particular I offer clinical supervision  to the trainees and qualified therapists who work with young people. 

I supervise therapists with diverse theoretical orientations

I offer Supervision to:

Trainee Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Experienced Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Small group Supervision (3-4 people)

Large group Supervision (4-8 people)

Organisational Supervision

Other Health Care,  Social Care Professionals and educational professional ( Schools).

Therapists who work with children and young people

Supervision /Consultation for Supervisors

Supervisors Master Classes ( Clinical supervisors)

About me and my therapy practice

My first approach to supervision is to establish a congruent, trusting and safe working alliance with the supervisees. This can be achieved with a clear supervisory  contract. 

The next step is establishing a supervisory alliance which  is based on focusing on the supervisee's needs from the supervision in terms of skills,  the supervisee's understanding of the theoretical concepts, confidence building , managing ethical decisions and safe practice. 

Practice description

I am a Senior BACP  accredited clinical supervisor and have been practicing as a clinical supervisor for over 24 years. I have a masters degree in clinical supervision from University of Essex. I have a diploma in clinical supervision for individuals, group and organizational supervision. 

I offer supervision for qualified therapists, trainees, teaches, health care professionals as well as organizations.

My approach to clinical supervision is integrative. This is based on  theory of reflective practice and  psychodynamic concepts.

I have developed my model of clinical supervision which I teach.

My first session

a) I offer a clear explanation of my supervisory model/approach to clinical supervision

b) I establish the supervisee's stage of counselling, workload and previous experience of clinical supervision

c) I establish the supervisee's therapeutic approach 

d) I take the supervisee's details such as :

Name and address and the contact details.

The Contract: 

Four cornered contract with the trainees ( The trainee, the college, the supervisee's placement and supervisee). 

Three cornered contract with the supervisee and the organization that is paying the supervision fees. 

two cornered contract with the supervisee and myself.

e) explain the safeguarding, its limitations and disclosure policy.

f) I confirm the time, venue, fees and cancellation policy

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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