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Therapist in Colchester & surrounding areas, offering therapy & counselling

I am a trained existential therapist based in Colchester. You can see me in person at the Tree Rooms in Colchester, or online from wherever you are.

I have clinical experience of a wide range of concerns and work with clients of all kinds. I currently also work for Ease Wellbeing in London, alongside my private practice. 


Whether this is your first time seeking therapy, or you have previously experienced therapy or counselling sessions and would like to find a new therapist, please feel free to email me at [email protected], or use the contact form on this website.

Scroll down to find out more about my qualifications and frequently asked questions. 

I offer warm and welcoming psychotherapy for a wide range of life’s challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, relationships, stress or self-esteem.

Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy Sessions in Colchester

What would my first therapy session entail?

The initial consultation session is free of charge. We will start with what’s brought you to therapy, and get an idea of how we might work together. If it feels like a good fit, we’ll then find a regular weekly slot. I will also discuss how confidentiality works in therapy.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on what your goals are for therapy, and how you feel we are progressing. I offer short term, long term and open ended therapy. Usually we’ll begin working and check in on our progress as we go. 

Do I need to book multiple sessions from the beginning?

You do not need to book ahead straight away, but if you would like to proceed with therapy with me, I will usually look to pencil in sessions up to six weeks ahead, to ensure that any breaks are not unexpected for either of us. 

Does it make a difference whether therapy sessions are held in person or online?

Both in person and online sessions have been shown to be hugely beneficial, but there are some key differences. Online work offers more convenience if you have a confidential space to attend from, but there are benefits of coming to a separate, specific location for your therapy, and being with your therapist in the room can be a powerful element of the work. We can talk about this in your initial consultation if you are unsure, and establish the best approach for you. 

Do I need to prepare anything for my first therapy session?

There is nothing to prepare for a therapy session. Come as you are, and I look forward to meeting you. 

What information do you need from me when I book my session?

I will need your contact details and GP details (in case of emergency). If you’d like to tell me a little about why you are looking for therapy then please do, but in general we will address this in the session itself.

When you’re ready, click here to make a booking.

About Jessica

I am an existential psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals. I offer a warm, compassionate and committed approach. I can accept clients either in-person in Colchester, or online via Zoom. 

The existential approach is highly individual, and each client arrives for different reasons. These may include; anxiety or depression, issues with self-esteem, anger or addiction, problems in relationships or sex, loss, historic or current abuse, lack of purpose, or a sense of being stuck. I will work with you through whatever you bring to therapy. 

I have clinical experience working with a wide range of concerns, and currently work as an honorary counsellor for Ease Wellbeing in London alongside my private practice.


I am an individual member of the BACP (membership number 01003222), a graduate member of the BPS (524550) and a member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (2510). 

I hold a PGDip in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling from the NSPC, where I am currently completing a DCPsych in Counselling Psychology and Existential Psychotherapy. 

MSc in Psychology (Distinction), BPP University

Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regents University

BA Hons. Classical Archaeology, Oxford University (First Class). 

I have completed additional training in Drama Therapy, and have over ten years of experience working in theatre and education. I also work as a writer and musician. 

I work in accordance with the British Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct and the BACP’s Ethical Framework.