The Nurture Room | Counselling | Colchester

About my therapy sessions

I'm Kathy Thompson, the therapist who started the Nurture Room, and I'm passionate about improving the emotional well-being of people of all ages, and making a positive difference to people's lives; I believe that this is reflected in my practice.

My aim, through counselling, is always to nurture the individual's own ability to manage their stress, anxiety, low mood and the ongoing issues in their lives.

My therapy sessions are relaxed, comfortable and discreet. They are usually 1-to-1 and face-to-face, but can also be online or, in some circumstances, can be telephone appointments.

All the sessions are talk-based, some with an element of writing and often with homework, which can take the form of, e.g. completing journals, self-reflection, making and recording personal observations, etc. The work is done in a collaborative manner and every care is taken to make the client feel in control and at ease.

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Support areas

The Nurture Room can provide support for a number of conditions in both adults and children, including:

  • General anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Mood swings

  • Depression

  • Emotional outbursts

  • Behavioural issues

  • Low self-esteem

  • Poor self-confidence

  • Relationship problems

  • Poor motivation

  • Making life choices

  • Autism spectrum disorder - social skills training and altering rigid thinking

  • Attention deficit disorder - improving focus

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Find out more about our therapies and areas of expertise below.

If you're unsure if we can help please contact us, or book for a free, no obligation consultation.

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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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Location, pricing and booking


All our sessions take place in a calm environment at The Nurture Room:

70 St Cyrus Road, Colchester, CO4 0LR


The Nurture Room is reasonably and competitively priced, however, our prices vary depending on individual circumstances.

However, your first session is free, at which the cost of ongoing treatment can be discussed once your individual situation has been assessed.


Book your free initial consultation with us.

Note: there is nothing to pay now - we won't take any payment online.

We ask you to book for your free initial consultation during which we will discuss the day, time, frequency and price of our ongoing sessions. There is no obligation to proceed with therapy after the initial consultation, however, if you do wish to continue there is no need to rebook - you will receive periodic invoices until treatment is complete.

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About the therapies

Cognitive behavioural therapy

A therapy that involves breaking issues into thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviours. The therapist and client work together to break toxic cycles. It is used to address issues such as anxiety, obsessive behaviour and depression.

Transactional analysis psychotherapy

A talking therapy that helps you gain an understanding of the effect that past relationships and experiences have had on your current mindset and how, in turn, that affects your behaviour and attitude to those around you, which elicits particular responses from them. What you learn about yourself helps you to improve your relationships.

Solution focused therapy

A talking therapy that is aimed at bringing a positive approach to the way you deal with any situation, by focusing on the end goal rather than the problem. Clients are supported to visualise their preferred futures and to work out the steps they need to take to bring about positive outcomes.

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Areas of expertise

Making the best of your life

Taking care of all the different aspects of your life and understanding how to address areas that you have neglected will lead to improved existential well-being. 

Learning to accept what you can and cannot control, understanding your personal value, and recognising when you need help and support are important, if you want to live a less stressful life.

The Nurture Room can help you to take notice of these things and address the necessary changes.


Why not contact us, or book now for your free initial appointment?

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Improved relationships

Sometimes relationships can become strained and difficult.

The behaviour of our children is affected by our own, and understanding how that works can go a long way to repairing our relationship with them.


If you feel you could benefit from counselling, support and guidance to improve your relationships with partners, family and/or friends, take your first step and book now for a free consultation! Let's make a positive difference to your life!

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Anxiety, depression, stress, OCD

If anxiety, depression, obsessions, compulsions and/or stress become overwhelming, you may find yourself in a cycle of despair, which makes day to day life incredibly hard to manage.


If you would like to make changes, to improve your emotional well-being, to learn how to deal with the negativity that we all experience from time to time, The Nurture Room can help.

Cognitive behavioural therapy would probably be the most suitable therapy for you.

Why not book now for your free initial consultation?

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Life coaching

Do you ever hear yourself saying...


"I'd like to do that, but there just isn't enough time!"

"I just don't know how I'm going to do that!"

"I don't know what to do!"

"I just can't cope!"

Do you struggle to attain your goals, and to follow the life-path you'd like to take?

Would you like things to change? Would you like your emotional well-being to improve? Do you want to talk to a therapist?

Working together with a therapist at The Nurture Room can help to put you back in charge and help you to find time for the truly important things in life, like friends, family and yourself.

Book now for your free initial consultation and see what you are able to achieve!

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