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The Nurture Room

Are you ready for change?

The Nurture Room offers private counselling at reasonable rates to improve the emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

We're here to help you overcome anxiety, depression, OCD, emotional dysregulation, and more.

If you feel you need to see a therapist, please contact us. Plus, your first session is free!

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Latest news

24 June 2021

New! Tutoring service

Predominantly aimed at children who are lacking in confidence and require a nurturing approach to learning, in order to attain their full academic and emotional potential, but open to all primary aged children in the Colchester area.


This service will be provided by a teacher with 20 years experience and a passionate interest in improving mental health for all

For further information contact us

24 June 2021

New! Teaching staff support

Training in mental health awareness and resilience

Providing insight into the mental health issues of children (and other members of staff) within school. Teaching staff will learn:

  • How to spot early signs of mental health issues and how to provide the right support within school

  • If required, which referral routes are likely to be most successful for the individual

Ongoing mental health support scheme

For a small monthly fee the Nurture Room will be available for telephone and email advice, for signposting to appropriate agencies and support with completing referrals

For further information contact us

24 June 2021

New! Support for children in school

Psychoeducation and emotion management for kids

Offered in school to groups of children in key stage 2. Children will learn:

  • Why they feel the way they do, what their physical symptoms mean, and how they can manage problematic feelings in more positive and helpful ways

  • Strategies to help themselves when they are having emotional difficulties, how to ask for help when they need it and how to effectively verbalise their feelings to others

This would be in the form of 3 fun, 45 minute sessions of learning through games and quizzes.​

For further information contact us

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Meet the team

Kathy Thompson


I currently work with primary aged children, in school settings, to help them to address their emotional difficulties, as well as working with children, adolescents and adults, both in person and online.

I have been practicing since 2011 and have had a great deal of experience working with children in care, children with invisible disabilities and whole families, particularly those affected by domestic abuse, drug and alcohol misuse and/or mental health issues.

I have been a Member of The British Psychological Society since 2006.

 I have a BSc Psychology (Hons) and a Certificate in Therapeutic Fostering. I am trained in:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Transactional Analysis Psycotherapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Existential Well-Being and Person Centred Counselling

I also have extensive knowledge relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Kathy Thompson | The Nurture Room Therapist

Kahlia Bament

Mental Health Trainer and Education Lead

I have been teaching in primary education for 20 years and I'm passionate about improving the mental health of adults and children alike.


I believe that teachers deserve to be better equipped to support children who are having emotional difficulties, and that teaching staff need better in-house support themselves, in order to prevent mental ill-health and burnout.

My qualifications are:

  • Post-Gradutate Certificate in Education

  • NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

  • NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Kahlia Bament | The Nurture Room Mental Health Trainer and Education Lead


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Kathy has been an amazing help with our daughter who suffers from anxiety. The change since seeing her has been outstanding. I would certainly highly recommend her.

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