The Turner Centre Counselling & Psychotherapy in Colchester, Essex

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Jane Watson - Clark


Trainee Psychodynamic Counsellor

Jane is one of our valued trainee counsellors and is on Clinical Placement here at the Turner. She offers low cost counselling sessions. She is currently in her second-year studying for a master’s degree (MA) in Psychodynamic Counselling at Essex university.

Prior to starting her counsellor training, she has had over 20 years experience as a qualified nurse and has had extensive experience supporting individuals undertaking treatments for addiction, acute mental health issues and those struggling with eating disorders. She is also experienced in working with people with learning disabilities and has a special interest in individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism.

Since being at the Turner Centre, Jane has worked with several individuals and continues to gain experience in a range of psychological and emotional difficulties.

She is happy to work with whatever people choose to bring to the session and provides a safe respectful and trusting space for people to explore relationships with others and themselves.

Jane holds a nursing qualification as well as working toward her Psychodynamic Counselling masters degree (MA) which she will complete in 2022.


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Tracey Forrest


Psychodynamic Counsellor and Couple Therapist

Tracey is an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and couple therapist who has vast experience working with a range of emotional and psychological issues with both individuals and couples. These include depression, anxiety, work related stresses, separation difficulties, loss, trauma, domestic and sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts and self harm.

Her work with couples includes; communication difficulties, attachment issues from childhood and destructive patterns of relating sometimes creating repressed anger/or depression in one or both partners.

Prior to her counsellor training Tracey worked extensively supporting young people, children and their families in primary education for several years which was the foundation for her more recent work with Kids Inspire.

Tracey is drawn to the outdoors and is developing a new area of her therapy practice to Walking and Talking. It allows the process of therapy to be taken outdoors and can be particularly helpful for those who prefer the movement, task aspect and connecting to the outdoors while reducing a sense of intensity in sitting face to face which may be difficult for some. She has already started to introduce this to her practice for those who are also drawn to this way of being in therapy.

Tracey holds a Professional Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and has undertaken additional training in Couples Therapy


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Jason Lugg


Psychodynamic Therapist and Couple Therapy

Jason is a very experienced psychodynamic therapist and couple therapist and has several years experience working with individuals and couples struggling with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties.

He has worked in an agency setting, as a psychotherapist in the NHS and more recently has developed a busy private practice in both Colchester and Ongar. Soon after qualifying, Jason took up the offer to return to his training institution to take up the role of tutor and seminar leader on both the second and final clinical year of the BACP accredited Diploma course in Psychodynamic Counselling. He has also designed and facilitated counselling courses in Adult Community Learning in Essex alongside his private practice.

Jason’s experience working with couples has covered an array of relationship difficulties which include, destructive patterns of relating and helping couples to understand the dynamic at work and where it comes from, the impact of an affair on the relationship and how this can be understood and worked through and attachment issues and how these can create destructive patterns of communicating.

Jason’s passion for his work enables him to work empathically and sensitively to support individuals and couples in gaining insight into their difficulties and through understanding the influences of their past experiences to their current problems.

Jason holds a Professional Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and has undertaken additional training in couple therapy.


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Sue Barber


Integrative Counsellor

Sue is an experienced integrative counsellor and has been working in private practice and at The Turner Centre for a number of years.

Previous experience includes being a bereavement counsellor for St Helena Hospice; a counsellor for MIND where she has worked with those with severe depression; and as a listening volunteer for Samaritans.

Prior to practicing as a counsellor, Sue worked in finance and as a music teacher.

Sue is a bereavement specialist and has extensive experience working with those suffering a bereavement, whether that be the loss of a partner, parent or the loss of a baby through stillbirth or through infertility.

Sue is happy to work with whatever the individual may choose to bring to the sessions. She has experience in a wide range of issues, including Abuse, Anxiety, Autism, Bereavement and Loss, Depression, Sadness, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Stillbirth and Baby Loss, Stress, Suicide, Trauma.

Sue is BACP Accredited, and holds a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, B.A (Hons), Cert. Couples Counselling, Cert. Bereavement Counselling, Cert. Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death.


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Elliot Chapman


Psychodynamic Counsellor

Elliot is a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

He adheres to the BACP ethical framework, providing a safe, confidential and nonjudgemental space for individuals to explore their experiences and emotions.

Elliot is experienced in working with a number of people from a wide range of backgrounds and with a range of problems such as depression , anxiety, relationship issues, anger, low self worth and stress.

He believes that everyone has their own unique journey and experiences, and as a result, therapy should be attuned to the individual. As a counsellor Elliot works with individuals to help them gain greater insight into their inner and outer worlds, their relationships and develop more understanding of their behaviours and emotions.

Elliot holds a professional Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.


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Carole-anne Stevens


Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Carole-anne is an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and has been working in private practice at the Turner Centre for several years. She has gained extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals trying to cope with an array of psychological and emotional difficulties in various settings.

For seven years she worked with a bereavement charity supporting parents who have lost a child and with Age Concern supporting those struggling with existential issues which come to the forefront as life progresses. She also has many years experience as a specialist counsellor supporting victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence through the Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse in Essex (CARA) where she worked with individuals from a range of backgrounds who had experienced severe abuse and trauma. Her private practice includes several years working with individuals struggling with work related stress and anxiety.

She offers both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy and enjoys working with a diverse range of issues. She prides herself on her ability to provide a holding and safe space enabling individuals to explore themselves, their lives and their relationships bringing them to a clearer understanding of themselves and their situation.

Carole-anne holds a Professional Clinical Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and has a certificate in Psychosexual Studies from the Tavistock Centre. She is currently in the process of completing a certificate in Complex Trauma as well as having undertaken several additional trainings and being an accredited member of the BACP.




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