A counsellor will not give you their opinions or advice or prescribe medication. They will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.

Counselling sessions can often last for longer than the standard 12 sessions offered with other therapies such as CBT. However, this is dependent upon the individual. Each session will usually last around 50 minutes and will typically be held on a weekly basis.

Counselling is available through Anxiety UK face to face, via the telephone or via webcam. In the unlikely event that Anxiety UK is unable to help you, we would recommend accessing therapy through referral to an NHS service via your GP.

For more information on counselling, you may wish to contact the following professional organisations for counsellors:

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