How Much Does It Cost?

Student Counsellors on Placement at the Centre
£35-£45/session Adult Counsellors 1-2 Years Qualified Practice
£50-£55/session Adult Counsellors Over 2 Years Qualified Practice
£35-£55/session Child Counsellors
£60-£70/session BACP Accredited Adult & Child Counsellors
£45-£70/session Couple Counsellors

  • LIFE FORCE has 5-10 student counsellors on placement at the Centre, which means we can provide a low cost adult counselling service for £10.00 per session which is negotiable according to personal circumstances and depending on client suitability.
  • The prices listed above are a guideline & actual fees charged also reflect the counsellor's individual therapeutic experience along with the number of years in qualified professional practice.
  • Sessions are usually on a weekly basis, but can be arranged fortnightly, and last for approximately 50 minutes.
  • Payment for sessions are paid by cash or BACS directly to the counsellor at each session.

Can I Get An Appointment Time To Suit Me?

We offer a private service that is both prompt and caring where the sessions can be arranged at a convenient time to suit individual requirements.

We receive referrals from many local authorities and GP Practices, and individuals may also self-refer if they so wish.

Take the First Step Forward - Get in Touch

Click here to fill in our Counselling Enquiry Form

  or call us on 01206 791661

If you have any queries regarding this service, please contact Alison Scrutton or another member of our referral team on 01206 791661, and we will endeavour to do our best to help. If you have difficulties speaking on the phone, you can either provide consent by email for us to speak to your designated person or ask to book a face-to-face counselling referral appointment at the Centre.

ALISON SCRUTTON Dip. Counselling
Alison has many years of experience managing the Counselling Service. She will listen to your needs and aim to refer you to a suitable counsellor within 3 - 5 working days.


Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 3:30pm
 Friday 9:00am - 12:00 noon


Monday - Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am - 5:00pm

Other times - Please feel free to leave a message on the confidential answer-phone, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Client Feedback

“I was really happy with the allocated counsellor, especially as she's a trainee. She was excellent!”

“My counsellor was perfect for my needs, she really has seen me through the worst of a bad time, and I want to thank her for everything.”

“The safe, warm space *** provided at LIFE-FORCE gave me the opportunity to resolve my problems. I now feel able to start to live and experience a new way of living.”

3 East Hill, Colchester, Essex CO1 2QL
Telephone Number 01206 791661