Mind Mid and North East Essex – Adult Counselling Service

Mind – Mid and North East Essex offers two counselling services for people aged 18 and older: free counselling and private counselling.

Free counselling 

You can get help from the free counselling service in north east Essex through Health in Mind. You can call them yourself on 0300 330 5455 or ask your GP to refer you.   You will get six sessions with a qualified counsellor.

Private counselling

Some people choose to pay for counselling to help them deal with things like the death of a loved one, divorce, redundancy, health issues or bullying. You do not have to be in crisis or nearly in one before choosing to have therapy.

The one-to-one counselling sessions cost £40 (paid a week in advance).  Couples counselling is £60 per session. Private counselling is open-ended and can last for as long as you find it helps you. Each session is 50 minutes long.

Who the service provides for

18 years old and above.

How the service is accessed

Free counselling: call 0300 330 5455 for self-referral or ask your GP to refer you through Health in Mind.

Private counselling: enquiries@mnessexmind.org or 01206 764600 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Phone number

01206 764600

Operational locations

  • Colchester
  • Maldon


The Constantine Centre
272a Mersea Road