* Mentoring Group for teens [12-15 years old] who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean heritage. Click here for more info.
Welcome to ECS Colchester website.
The choice to begin the counselling journey is a difficult one. Hence, we will work side by side with you to ensure you feel safe to explore your experiences in a confidential space without judgement, to aid in your healing, enhance your well-being and your ability to cope on a day to day basis.
My Interview with ITV news on Mental Health in black communities.
[ITV News aired on the 12th of October 2020].
At Evergreen Counselling Service we provide short or long-term psychological therapy to various client groups living with workplace, relationship, family, and mental health challenges. We offer blended services tailored to suit your therapeutic needs to help alleviate your symptoms of psychological distress, including, but not limited to Depression, Anxiety, identity crisis, trauma, bereavement, anger, addiction, personality disorder e.t.c.
What Counselling Is?
"Counselling is a talking therapy where you talk in confidence to a counsellor who will help you find ways to deal with difficulties in your life. Talking therapy is a psychological treatment for mental and emotional problems like stress, anxiety, depression etc". (NHS website, 2018)
Counselling plays a crucial role in improving the health and well-being of an individual and society at large. It is not about giving advice or opinions. It helps people to talk about their feelings, think about their choices or their behaviour, and make positive changes in their lives.
Individual Counselling: Is when a client works one-on-one with a trained counsellor. It is done in a safe and confidential space to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, have better understand of themselves and others and set personal goals to become the best version of themselves.
You may choose to seek therapy for variety of reasons, from
- Dealing or Coping with major life changes or incidents such as a traumatic accident, abuse or death of a loved one.
- Dealing with psychological or emotional problems (such as depression, anxiety, stress etc.), or any other form of disorder.
- Or simply desiring personal growth, self understanding or empowerement, and building confidence or self esteem.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”