Where is Colchester Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice?
Our therapy services are run from a private location just east of Colchester. Parking is free. Discretion is assured. Once we have agreed our first appointment we will send you full directions.
How does a session of counselling and psychotherapy work?
You will then be able to decide if that fits your needs and if you wish to proceed. If so a brief explanation of the counselling methods we feel would be most appropriate are then described and agreed upon.
Further counselling sessions follow a similar format. The most important thing is that both you and we know where we are heading towards.
How many sessions will I need?
Some clients wish to explore not just one issue but their wider life experience. In this case therapy might be ‘ongoing’. Work in progress you might say! Open ended contracts often play a part in our therapy services.
How much do sessions cost?
Colchester Counselling charges for therapy sessions at the following rate:
- Individual Face to Face Counselling & Psychotherapy: £85 per session (50 minutes)
- Online (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) Counselling, or Telephone Counselling: £85 per session (50 minutes)
- Couples/Relationship Counselling & Psychotherapy: £145 per session (60 minutes)
- EMDR – Eye Movement Desentisisation and Reprocessing: £95 per session (60-70 minutes)
- Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision: £50 per session (60 minutes)
- Academic Mentoring (£45 per hour)
Specific Programmes, such as the Anger Management Programme: Please check the Fees page.
Can I do Sessions Online or by Telephone?
Yes, you can connect with us for online counselling and psychotherapy sessions, CBT, coaching, and clinical supervision, and also via telephone or Live Chat.
We use a variety of platforms to connect, such as Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom.
Contact us to arrange your first session.
What about if I cancel?
How long does a session last?
Couples counselling lasts for 60 minutes.
Other specialised programmes vary in length, such as Anger Management, where sessions can last up to 120 minutes each.
Can I book either daytime or evening appointments?
Monday to Thursday: First appointment – 9.30am. Last appointment – 7.30pm
Friday: First appointment – 9.30am. Last appointment – 1.30pm
Saturday: First appointment – 9.00am. Last appointment – 10.15am. Saturday appointments are limited,
How do I make payment?
BACS payments are due in advance of your session. Cash and card payments are due at the end of each session.
Do you accept therapy paid from insurance companies?
Our therapists are all professionally registered, so yes, we are able to accept insurance payments. You will need to get referral through your insurance company and confirmation that they will be covering the full amount of your fees.
If you are Aviva, Vitality, or AXA PPP Healthcare insured, then we can provide specific cover for your fees. You will need to let us know at the time of booking that you intend to use your insurer for payment.
How do I know you are respectable therapists?
Our therapists are also educated to Doctoral degree level as a minimum. They have trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and so are able to adapt to what type of therapy best suits your needs.
In addition to this our therapists are all educators and trainers at the highest level in the UK and internationally, with many tens of thousands of client hours behind them.
Rest assured, you will engage with a therapist with a vast level of expertise and experience.
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