Elizabeth Somervell

Elizabeth Somervell

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO3
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced integrative counsellor here to offer help and support through difficult times. I aim to provide a caring, friendly and non-judgmental private space to enable you to reach a better understanding of yourself and others.

Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with both adults and young people from all walks of life, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs, both past and present. 

I primarily use psychodynamic and person-centred approaches appropriate to the individual needs of the client. I believe warm empathetic listening is essential in establishing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship in which someone can safely explore any difficulties they might be experiencing.

I have worked on both a long-term and short-term basis with clients on issues including anxiety, low mood, loss, self-harm, eating disorders, low self-esteem and confidence, bereavement, past traumas, school issues and family and relationship problems.

Practice description

I am based just two miles from Colchester town centre with excellent parking facilities. I am fully insured and have regular clinical supervision. I also offer online counselling sessions.

My first session

Opening up to someone can feel very daunting. To go through this process, it’s essential that you find a counsellor you can trust.

Our first session provides the opportunity for you to tell me a bit about yourself and what you need, and also to ask any questions you might have.

Most importantly it is to see how you feel about being with me and to get a sense of how I work, and if you feel we would work well together.

If you decide you would like to work with me we would then agree a regular mutually convenient time to meet.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken