Bitesize Therapy

Bitesize Therapy

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About us

Bitesize therapy offers traditional face to face therapy as well as being a leading provider of online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) via Skype

Our youtube channel is the place to find hints, tips, advice, theories and practical skills to help you with all things therapeutic.

It seems to us, we ask you

  • to come somewhere you've never been

  • to meet someone you've never met

  • to discuss stuff you've never discussed

and all at a time when you can be overwhelmed by

  • stress

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • OCD

  • addiction

In the NHS, the stats are that 25%-35% of all new clients don't show up for their first session. That's one in three people...

It's hardly surprising, is it?

So, we were thinking, how can we make things easier for you?

  • Let's offer a free assessment. We can ask our questions, like "Who are you?" and "How can we help?" but more importantly, you get to assess your therapist. Do you "click" with them? Do they "get it"? You'll know by the end of that first session, and if the answer is "No", then why should you be charged for that?

  • Let's offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) online via skype, as well as face to face, so you can stay in the comfort, the privacy, the convenience and the security of your own home.

  • Let's have a range of therapists, some older, some younger, some male, some female. Some can work daytimes, some evenings, some weekends. And all of them fully qualified and experienced.

  • Let's have our own youtube channel explaining some basic counselling ideas like "why am I so anxious?" and "how can I change?". It's all our way of trying to "demystify" counselling, to make it easier and more accessible for people.

Because our belief is that good therapy changes lives. The biggest problem is getting over that first hurdle and making that first call.

So please feel free to check out the videos, browse the website, and take your time. If you have any questions, you can always message or email us first.

And - when you're ready - it'll be good to talk...


"Do I have to see someone face to face?"

No. Although this is the preferred method for many people, we also offer online therapy via Skype

"How do I arrange therapy - either face to face or skype?"

The easiest way is to call us on 0781 497 9992. You can also skype us at bitesize.therapy or email us.

Tell us

  • your name (always a good place to start)

  • your availability (days, evenings, weekends)

  • if you prefer a male or female counsellor

  • a bit about why you want therapy (but only if you want to)

Someone will get back to you the same day and arrange an assessment.

“How much will it cost?”

The assessment is FREE, then it's £40* a session (*concessions available). All payments made securely through Paypal.

“What happens during my assessment?”

You get to tell your story, ask questions and explore the options open to you. If you don't fancy therapy right now, no worries. You can always contact us again when you're ready.

“How often should I come?”

It's entirely up to you. Most people choose to come weekly to begin with, but some come fortnightly, or even monthly.

“How long do I have to be in therapy?”

You don’t HAVE to be in therapy at all!  Many people find 6-8 sessions is enough; others stay for a year or more. When you feel ready to stop your therapy, just say the word.

“How do I know you won’t tell my stuff to other people?”

We are bound by the Code of Ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can read the Code at If you have any cause for concern you can contact them directly.

“What happens during the sessions?”

The session belongs to you, so you can choose what happens. It might be a chance to tell your story, it might be focused on how to change. It's entirely up to you.

"How long will I have to wait to be seen?"

We aim to offer an appointment within a week

"How do I know your therapists are any good?"

All our therapists have a minimum of four years' training; they must be experienced in their field; they must be members of the BACP or one of the other governing bodies.

We're currently seeing over 250 clients a month so we must be doing something right...

Training, qualifications & experience

Bitesize therapy grew out of my successful face-to-face practice in Southend. My team and I see over 250 clients a month at my clinic in south Essex. However, due to the rising costs of renting rooms and business rates etc, growth was becoming increasingly difficult. The answer? To expand into online counselling. This way we can offer the same high quality therapy to our developing client base, without incurring additional costs.

We have a range of counsellors with various experience: the NHS, the Priory, Victim Support, Youth Offending, Cruse Bereavement, Domestic Abuse... The chances are, we can find someone who can help!

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Photos & videos

  • Work-related stress
  • It's not the thing, it's the thing behind the thing


Sadly, this is the bit where we ask you for money.

Your assessment is free. After that, we have a tiered system of payments depending on how much you can afford.

We believe in trust. You trust us by telling us your stuff. We trust you to pay what you can afford. No questions, no checking up, no asking for payslips. Just trust.

Our standard rate is £40 per session.

Our reduced rate, for those who are working but cannot afford the standard rate, is £30.

Our concessionary rate, for the unemployed and students, is £20

All payments made securely via PayPal.

Further information

Our youtube channel is the place to find hints, tips, advice, theories and practical skills to help you with all things therapeutic.

There's no substitute for good therapy, but in the meantime, here's something to tide you over.

We'll be adding new videos every couple of weeks, so don't forget to subscribe.

And when you watch the videos, please remember: we're therapists, not actors...

Maps & Directions

Southend-on-Sea, SS0

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


There will be someone available from our team from 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday, plus weekends.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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