Welcome to the Blog of Dr Tom Barber and Dr Sandra Westland, lead therapists and counsellors at Colchester Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. You will find below a variety of posts about many of the different kind of problems people bring to counselling and therapy. We hope you find some interesting articles that help you, and that you subscribe so you can be the first to receive our new posts.

Self-Harming Isn’t Just Cutting

Johnny Depp, Russell Brand, Lindsay Lohan, and Drew Barrymore are just a few celebrity examples of people who have used self-harming in their past. Self-harm can be shocking for those who find out a friend, loved one or family member does this, and knowing what to do...

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Why Therapy Works!

Your brain is a social organ, thus the power to heal and change comes from the power of human relationships. When you engage in counselling and therapy, you will experience a unique kind of relationship. The connection between you and your therapist helps to regulate...

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How to Deal with Stress

The 5 early warning signs of stress Why you should know what to do when you are experiencing stress? Your body naturally responds to any kind of demand or threat that is perceived by you. It may be being over stretched at work, money worries, exam nerves, fear of...

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