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Private Counselling

You may choose to pay for counselling as it can give you a bit more freedom. At Mid and North East Essex, you can self refer to our private one-to-one counselling sessions if this is what feels right for you.

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About our private counselling service

How much is it and how long is a session?

Prices start at £40 per session for an individual and £60 per couples’ counselling session.

Fees will need to be paid a week in advance. A session lasts for 50 minutes.

How many should I have?

As many as you find helps you, normally we would suggest 6 sessions for the start with the option to continue.

Where are the sessions?

Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday to Saturday and we can offer virtual, phone and face-to face. Our counselling room for face-to-face is in Colchester.

Who are the counsellors at Mid and North Essex Mind?

We will make sure we can link you with the counsellor that’s most suitable for you. We have both male and female counsellors that are all qualified.

They also are either accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), or are working towards their accreditation. This means they work to a level of quality that is expected by the BACP. Mid and North Essex Mind is an BACP accredited counselling service.

We have counsellors who are qualified in different therapeutic therapies / modalities.

Our private counselling service is for people aged 18 and over.

It’s completely free to find out more about our private counselling service. You can drop us an email, refer yourself using the form below or give us a call on 01206 764600, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Self Referral Form (41KB)

Please send your completed form to and we will get back to you with the next steps. We can call you back, at a time when it is easy for you, to have a short telephone assessment. This is where we can chat about whether our private counselling service would be helpful to you. This first step is free of charge.