Local Counselling Centre
Online and telephone counselling available - both low cost and full cost options.
LCC was established in 2011 with the aim of bringing a high quality, accessible counselling service to local communities in Herts, Beds and North London. We provide therapy for all psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety and bereavement for adults, children and teenagers. We also have a specialised sex and relationship therapy team who work with concerns with sexual function and behaviour and with the challenges of relationships.
In-person counselling is available from our Letchworth office.
In recent times there has been tremendous growth in counsellors offering counselling by electronic means, such as Skype. At LCC we use a platform which is like Skype, is free to download and simple to use, but is fully encrypted and more secure than Skype. We also offer telephone based sessions. While some would argue that the personal interaction is less present, others suggest that the convenience and choice afforded outweigh this.
Some of the advantages are:-
•You can choose to see a counsellor from anywhere in the country. This can be important if you have specialist needs and live remotely. You also are unlikely ever to meet them socially if they live at distance and some find this reassuring.
•Couples therapy can take place even if you and your partner are in different locations.
•Video chat and telephone counselling saves you time and money, as you don't have to consider the cost and time taken in travelling to and from the session.
•You are in the comfort of your own home and likely to be less stressed.
•If your work pattern is unpredictable, or you travel, you can still have regular sessions.
•If you are housebound or shielding, you can still access counselling.
•Payment is easy as you pay by card before the agreed scheduled session.
The Low-Cost service is offered to individuals at reduced rates if they are experiencing hardship or are on a low income.
Online appointments available if required