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Tom Barber

Registered Psychotherapist

  • 52 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY
  • Individual 65 Couple 75
  • 43% of enquirers became verified clients
I am currently not taking on new clients in Colchester.

I have availability in Colchester, or you can look for another therapist via the Find a Therapist search.

What to Expect

An initial assessment meeting helps you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what troubles you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and assess if therapy may help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment meeting in Colchester or Colchester.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Self Harm
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia
  • Social Anxiety
CBT concentrates on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses unhelpful thoughts which perpetuate the problems you encounter. The objective of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to have healthier thoughts and emotions.


NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what issue concerning your childhood and/or adult life you explore. The objective of counselling is to enable you to talk about a difficulty and find a way forward that is appropriate for you.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

NICE suggests EMDR for PTSD.

EMDR directs your eye movements to affect how your mind processes information. The technique endeavours to reprocess your frozen distressing memories. The objective of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing is to desensitise your upsetting memories.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the problems you confront. It considers your ideas, feelings and relevant moments in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or discover appropriate methods of managing.


  • Stress
  • Sexual Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Abuse

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare


Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Open College (UK)
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Middlesex University (UK)
Graduate Degree
Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Roehampton with University of Surrey (UK)
Graduate Diploma
Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Roehampton with University of Surrey (UK)
School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy with National Awarding Body (UK)

Tom abides by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Colchester, Mile End, Greenstead, Braiswick, Lexden, Highwoods, Greenstead Estate, Old Heath, Shrub End, Kingsford, Blackheath, Beacon End, West Bergholt, Fox Street, Lexden Heath, Rowhedge, Crockleford Heath, Great Horkesley, Stanway, Eight Ash Green

Nearest Train Stations

  • Colchester Town (0.5 miles)
  • Colchester (0.8 miles)
  • Hythe (Essex) (1.4 miles)
  • Wivenhoe (3.5 miles)
  • Marks Tey (4.8 miles)
  • Alresford (Essex) (5 miles)
  • Chappel and Wakes Colne (6.4 miles)
  • Manningtree (7.6 miles)
  • Great Bentley (7.7 miles)
  • Bures (7.7 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

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Consulting Room of Colchester Registered Psychotherapist Tom

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Updated 24 September 2018