Counselling Psychologist

North Essex and Hertfordshire


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Depression / Anxiety / General mental health

Peer Support Service

The PS…Service is open access and is for adults recovering from mental ill health, and those who care for them.

A: Herts Mind Network501 St Albans Road, Watford, Herts WD24 7RZ 

T: 08444 772212          





Rethink Recovery Point

A time-limited recovery and self management service that will focus on helping you improve your mental health through community resources that promote social inclusion through improved access to mainstream services.

A: Rethink, 1b Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1LT      

T: 01702 330267      




Mind West Essex


T: 01371 876641


Peer Support Scheme

Herts Partnership Foundation Trust, 99 Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5TL

T: 01727 804700        




Addiction / Substance misuse

CRI Spectrum Hertford

Hertfordshire’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service works with people over 18 who would like to access support for their drug or alcohol misuse.

A: Ground Floor, 1 Yeoman’s Court, Ware Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 7HJ

T: 01992 500161


CRI Spectrum Cheshunt

Hertfordshire’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service works with people over 18 who would like to access support for their drug or alcohol misuse.

A: Hughill House, Swanfield Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 7JR

T: 0800 652 3169




CHOICES provide an open access service, assessment and case management service for young people and adults, together with psychosocial interventions for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol. Other services available at this centre include: • Counselling • Needle & Syringe Programme 

A: 7a-9a West Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 1JS

T: 01279 434621



aims to work in partnership to support individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug misuse to enable them to make positive lasting changes which improve the quality of their lives

A: 118-122 The Stow, Harlow, Essex CM20 3AS

T: 01279 438716 / 641347


The Living Room Stevenage

The Living Room exists to promote and provide access to quality treatment for those with addictions to drugs, alcohol and addicitive behaviours such as eating disorders and self-harming. We also support their affected families, children and friends.

T: 01438 355649


Resolve Hertfordshire

Resolve is a free to access, adult, drug and alcohol structured day service, delivering a range of therapies aimed at helping people cease the cycle of alcohol / substance misuse. 

A: The Old Post Office, Woodhall Community Centre, Mill Green Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 3XD

T: 01707 690739


Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings are gatherings of two or more compulsive overeaters who come together to share their personal experience, and the strength and hope OA has given them.

A: Allum Lane Community Centre, 2 Allum Lane, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 3PJ

T: 07952 083891                      




Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings are gatherings of two or more compulsive overeaters who come together to share their personal experience, and the strength and hope OA has given them.

A: St Andrews Church, Park Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 4PY         

T: 01923 856 612                    



Young people

Safer Places

Safer Places provides a wide range of services which respond to the individual needs and circumstances of adults and children affected by domestic abuse.

T: 08450 177668




This site has information for victims, young people, perpetrators of domestic abuse, friends and family of someone suffering domestic abuse and professionals.

T: 0808 8088 0880









Choices Counselling

A confidential counselling service in Cambridge for those whose lives are affected by child sexual abuse.


For women:

A: 91 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge CB1 7BS.

T: 01223 416616 (Mon - Thurs 9.30am-3.30pm)


For Men:

T: 01223 505089 (Mon - Thurs 9.30am-3.30pm)

[Hopeline T 01223 471574, Thurs 6.00-8.00pm]

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

Information, advice and support for women survivors of rape and sexual abuse and for those supporting them.

A: Box R, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD

T: 01223 245888 (Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm, 24hour voicemail)



CARA - Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse

T:01206 769795





Counselling for young people

Open door

Youth counselling.

The Croft, Audley Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3HD

T: 07803 178794 (9am -5pm)







Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

We are a self-help organisation to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Based in Watford, Hertfordshire.            

T: 01923 245920        





Miscarriage Support Group

Support volunteers, who have been through the experience of pregnancy loss themselves, who can offer real understanding and a listening ear.

A: Miscarriage Association, Windmill Children's Centre, Broadfield Road, Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4DW 

T: 01442 264089                  





Sexual Health

GUM clinics

Confidential clinic, dealing with all aspects of the care, management, diagnosis & prevention of genito-urinary medicine (GUM) including sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV / AIDS. We provide advice about all aspects of sexual health and do our best to help you get appropriate care. Multiple locations.

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

T: 01279 694901


Mid Essex Hospital Trust, Chelmsford

T: 01245 315901



GUM clinics (cont)


Colchester Hospital

T: 01206 748713 or 748714 or 748715 or 748716


Basildon Hospital - Anthony Wisdom Centre, Orsett Hospital

T: 01268 592214


Southend Hospital

T: 01702 435555


Sexual health Herefordshire

T: 0300 008 5522

Hearing voices/Psychosis

Hearing Voices Groups

Hearing Voices Groups are based firmly on an ethos of self help, mutual respect and empathy. They provide a safe space for people to share their experiences and support one another.

A: Guidepost Trust, Henry Smith House, 3-5   Estcourt Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 2PT

T: 01923 223554        





Watford Women's Centre

Provides non-judgemental support and accurate information to empower women to make choices, we offer a range of services rooted in the realities and dreams of local women.           

A: 29 Charter Place, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 2RU       

T: 01923 816229       





Uttlesford Carers

Information Service and Sign-posting for Carers

T:01371 875810



Action for Family Carers

Support for Unpaid Carers

T: 0300 7708090


Crossroads Care East Anglia

Carer Support - A Tailor Made Service

T: 01799 513496