National

Counselling Directory 

Tool for finding counsellors and therapists in your area.

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Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. You can use their website to find mental health services local to you and suitable for your needs.

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Action for Aspergers 

AFA offers bespoke, autism-specialist counselling and emotional support. All of their counsellors and emotional support workers have experience of autism/Asperger’s syndrome in their personal lives.

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Mental Health Foundation 

Biggest, most comprehensive website on mental health in the UK

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Shout 85258

Free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

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Vita Health Group 

In partnership with the NHS to provide mental and physical health services.

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MIND

The Mental Health Charity, find one for your area and access support and advice.

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The Mix

The Mix provides essential support & online advice for under 25s. They offer a helpline, crisis messenger, counselling services and safe group chat rooms.

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Barnardo’s 

Early intervention for children and young people, run many services supporting young people's emotional health and wellbeing, from one-to-one counselling to group work and schools-based programmes. Have centres where you can visit and talk to a trained trusted worker.

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Young Minds 

This charity provides mental health support, information, advice and training for young people, parents, carers and professionals.

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ChildLine 

Provides a free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. 

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Life Coaching Directory 

Helps individuals to find life coaches close to their location and appropriate for their needs. The service is free and confidential and aimed at helping those seeking a new direction in their life to find the encouragement they need.

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Kooth

Online mental wellbeing support for young people. Free and anonymous support, 365 days a year.

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NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 

Offer a 24 hour phone service, where they provide counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse.

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NAS Autism Inpatient Mental Health Casework Service 

Offers advice and support to autistic people and the families of autistic people in England who have been detained in a mental health hospital, or are at imminent risk of detention or re-detention.

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Essex

EWMHS 

This service is for anybody aged between 0-18 living in the Southend, Essex and Thurrock areas and is free at the point of entry. The service is also for young people with special educational needs (SEN) up to the age of 25.

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WARMS 

Provides young people and their families support around mental health and emotional wellbeing. Aimed at helping young people early on so you can get help quickly and problems do not get worse.

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Counselling NE Essex Thurrock Open Door

Offers mentoring, coaching, social inclusion project, advocacy for children who regularly go missing, advocacy and support for children in Thurrock, interventions and housing advice.

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Therapy for You

Provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Stockwell Centre

The Stockwell Centre provides counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups in Colchester.

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Heads Up 

Provides support, advice and mentoring to people with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of unemployment. 

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Yes Youth Enquiry Service 

Mental health advice and support for teenagers, based in Colchester and Tendring.

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Life Force Centre

Mental health and emotional support service based in Colchester that offers face-to-face, telephone and online counselling sessions.

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HBBS Counselling

HBBS offers a professional and confidential counselling service to local adults, young people and children. They specialise in Bereavement support based not only in Havering and Brentwood areas, but also extends to Billericay, Wickford, Laindon, Pitsea and Basildon areas.

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Young People's Counselling Service

Provide safe and confidential environments for young people who are ready to take the opportunity to look at their difficulties and life experiences. Counselling can help with anxiety and depression, parent’s separation and divorce, relationship difficulties, coping with bullying, bereavement, lack of confidence, sexuality issues and abuse.

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Renew Counselling

Multi-modal counselling service covering Chelmsford, Basildon and in schools across Essex.

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Special Needs Counselling Service

Supports individuals in Colchester with disabilities or health conditions and their family members and carers. Provides a safe, confidential space in which to talk, to assist in developing coping skills, promoting the ability to resolve problems, or to cope with things which cannot be changed. 

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Parents Aid

Parents Aid are able to offer personal therapy with an accredited counsellor, who will listen to your problems in confidence and where possible help you to deal with your feelings and find practical solutions.

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Citizens Advice Tendring Mental Health Hub 

Offers a 12 month mental health recovery programme during which they will support you to: improve your confidence and wellbeing, build your employability and social skills, build a support network and make new friends.

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Trust Links 

A South-East Essex mental health and wellbeing charity. They offer a range of services including therapeutic gardening, recovery and wellbeing workshops/courses, wellbeing hub that provides specialist advice, youth groups and activities for teenagers.

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Suffolk

Suffolk Learning Disability Service 

Provide support to children and young people under 18 years old, who have a learning disability and mental illness, or have a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, and are high risk to themselves or others.​

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Suffolk Night Owls

Suffolk Night Owls is a telephone, text and email support service run by Suffolk Mind for anyone who needs emotional support including those with complex emotional needs. The telephone support line is open seven nights a week, 7pm to 1am.

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Inspire Suffolk

Wellbeing service offers virtual and face-to-face support and counselling to young people, aged 10-25 in Suffolk and North Essex, who need someone to talk to.

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East Sussex

Health in Mind 

Free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties.

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