Fee-paying Counselling

Some people choose to pay for counselling as it can give them a bit more freedom.

There are lots of reasons why people may choose to have counselling. Life problems and events which can be very difficult to deal with, like the death of a loved one, divorce, redundancy, health issues, bullying and more. You do not have to be in crisis or nearly in one before choosing to have therapy.

How can counselling help you?

It helps you understand yourself better and the way you think.

It offers you a place and the freedom to explore your thoughts in an non-judgmental atmosphere.

How it works

At Mid and North East Essex, you can self refer to our private one to one counselling sessions. The cost is £40 per session and you need to pay a week in advance. Payment can be made by card, bank transfer, cash or cheque. Private counselling is open-ended and can last for as long as you find it helps you. Each session is 50 minutes long. It is for people aged 18 and over and is available to anyone in Mid and North East Essex.

24 hours’ notice is needed for a cancellation of a session.

Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday to Saturday and we have rooms in Colchester and Maldon. We can also offer online and telephone appointments, in addition to face-to-face sessions. There is free parking available on site.

Some employers will fund the cost of counselling so you may want to talk to your Manager about this as an option.

If you would like to make a referral directly now, please fill out our referral and assessment form, available to download here:

Download referral form

Please return to our admin team either via email at enquiries@mnessexmind.org or in the post to The Constantine Centre, 272a Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8QZ.

Alternatively, you can email us on enquiries@mnessexmind.org or give us a call on 01206 764600, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We can call you back at a time 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.


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 https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/.