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Therapy For You Counselling

This is a free counselling service for people aged 16 and over.

Counselling is talking therapy where someone qualified can work with you for a short time to help you make changes or improve your wellbeing. Wellbeing is about being comfortable, healthy and happy. Usually people choose to have therapy because they are having difficulties in their lives and feeling upset.

How do I know if counselling will help me?


Counselling is there to help you deal with issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t tell you what to do but will help you find your own way of understanding your problems.

How can I get free counselling?


If you live in north east Essex (Colchester and Tendring districts) and are looking for counselling, you can get help from our counsellors through Therapy For you, which is part of the NHS Talking Therapies. You can refer by making a referral on their website or by phone on 01206 334001 or by asking your GP to refer you.

Therapy For You offers free and confidential talking therapy for those with mild to moderate anxiety or depression.