You can get help from our counselling service in north east Essex through Therapy For You*. You can contact Therapy For You yourself via their website or call  on 01206 334001, or you can ask your GP to refer you.

When you are referred, or refer yourself to Therapy For You, the people there will decide what services you may need. If they think our service could help you, they will arrange a referral to one of our counsellors.

You will get six 45-minute sessions with one of our qualified counsellors, and we can also offer telephone and online appointments in addition to face-to-face sessions.

Due to Covid-19 we can still only offer very limited face-to-face counselling sessions (in person) at our premises and so continue to still predominantly offer web/internet (face-to-face) appointments as well as telephone appointments.

If you have a face-to-face appointment (in person) with one of our counsellor’s please be aware of that:

Facemasks have to be worn during the entire session and that only if there is a medical need not to wear one – this can be exceptionally granted if proof can be provided.

Session timeframes for counselling in person are restricted to a maximum of 45 minutes.

You can only attend an in-person face to face session if you are fully vaccinated (twice) and you will need to prove this (e.g. NHS app).


At the moment you need to live in north east Essex, Colchester or Tendring to get help through Therapy For You.

* Therapy For You is what a GP may refer you to if they think you can benefit from the support it manages. If you want to understand a little more about Therapy For You, please visit their website.

Our Counselling Service is BACP accredited and adheres to the BACP ethical Framework.
Furthermore, all our counsellors are members of the BACP.
To find out more about the BACP’s Ethical Framework please visit this website at