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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Holly Rolfe

Trainee Integrative Counsellor

Holly is one of our valued mature trainee / student counsellors on clinical placement at the Turner Centre from the University of Suffolk. She is in her second year of training studying for the BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and has worked at the Turner Centre since October 2020 seeing clients for a reduced fee as part of her training. She has so far seen a number of clients and has gained a great deal of experience in a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties.

Prior to her counsellor training Holly worked in Human Resources in the financial sector, and has a wealth of experience in managing people through particularly difficult and stressful times and advising on appropriate courses of action. She also specialised in Grievance & Harassment cases within the organisation.

She is currently seeing clients at the Turner Centre as a trainee counsellor whilst working toward her qualification and accreditation with the BACP.

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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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James Ellis

Psychodynamic Counsellor

James is a psychodynamic counsellor beginning his work at the Stephenson Centre in Ipswich whilst still a student.

He has worked with, and is experienced in, a variety of presenting issues which include anxiety, depression, anger, bereavement, trauma, identity issues, relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

James’ previous experience before qualifying was in the hospitality sector predominantly in management roles where he worked for 10 years with a range of people and from varying backgrounds and abilities.

He feels passionate about his work and his ability to ‘hold’ and ‘contain’ distress for the individuals he works with, allowing the working through of long standing as well as immediate difficulties.

James holds a Clinical Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, is a registered member of the BACP and attends regular Continuing Professional Development training to enhance his thinking and understanding. He has undertaken additional training in short term counselling.

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Angela Old

Psychodynamic Counsellor

Angela is a psychodynamic counsellor and she offers both face to face sessions, remote or telephone sessions.

She has a great deal of experience working with individuals who struggle with feelings of overwhelming anxiety, low mood and depression, self-esteem issues and low self worth, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma and recent or historic loss.

She sees her role as one that helps individuals gain insight and understanding into their past experiences and to make sense as to their influence on current problematic feelings and behaviours. She offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space which allows the exploration of thoughts and feelings in an attempt to understand the role individuals take on in their relationships with others.

Angela will not tell you what to do or give advice, but instead help you to understand and gain clarify on your life, enabling you to make changes as to the direction you wish your life to take.

Angela holds a Professional Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and is a registered member of the BACP.

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Tiffany Roberts

Trainee Psychodynamic Children and Young Persons Counsellor

Tiffany is one of our valued trainee Young Persons Psychodynamic Counsellors and is on clinical placement with the Turner Centre. She is currently in her second year studying for an MA in psychodynamic counselling at the University of Essex and is therefore able to see children and young adults for a reduced fee whilst she is studying as part of her qualification.

Prior to starting her training Tiffany has worked for over twenty-five years as a teacher. Most of her experience has been in primary schools working as the school SENDCO and as a learning support teacher. She has considerable experience in working one to one with children.

She has seen how important emotional health is to help children in fulfilling their potential and leading happy secure lives. Psychodynamic counselling is a therapeutic approach that stresses the importance of the unconscious and experience in shaping current behaviour.

Tiffany aims to build an accepting and trusting relationship with the young people she sees and provide a safe space in which they can talk about what is troubling them.

Tiffany is a student member of the BACP and aims to complete her Masters degree (MA) in October 2023.

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