The Echo Society's experienced counsellors and psychotherapists are here to provide a professional and confidential counselling service for men and women who have been impacted or are struggling with the traumatic effects of narcissistic abuse. If you have been or are currently in a relationship with a Narcissist, finding a counsellor or psychotherapists who is familiar and experienced in working with narcissistic abuse is vitally important, as it can be notoriously difficult for a therapist not trained in narcissism to correctly identify and work therapeutically with this relational abuse as we see all too often at The Echo Society.
Many might spend years unaware that they have been in a narcissistic relationship be it a narcissistic parent, partner, sibling, employer/employees, and or friend. The effects from narcissistic abuse often causes deep trauma and distress resulting in mental and physical health problems. Here at The Echo Society all counsellors and psychotherapists bring with them their personal experience and challenges of their own narcissistic abuse and recovery and have a deep and profound understanding of the difficulties faced by those impacted.
Who provides online counselling and what are their qualifications?
Professional counselling is provided by counsellors/psychotherapists and clinical supervisors with a “lived experience” of narcissistic abuse/coercive control, and are qualified including additional intensive 3 month in-house training on The Echo Society's psycho-educational narcissistic abuse recovery program. All comply with the individual association standards and undergo strict recruitment and supervision procedures, to provide a first-hand perspective and ensure those accessing therapeutic support receive help from a skilled and qualified individual, who is guided by professional standards and committed to working ethically. All counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors are individual members of their various professional bodies, fully insured and hold a current CRB/DBS Certificate (working with vulnerable adults) - for work in England & Wales.
Our Treatments Include:
• One to one Talking Therapies and Psychoeducation
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Clinical Hypnotherapy
• Person-centred counselling
• Gestalt Therapy
• Integrative counselling
• Psychodynamic psychotherapy
• Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
• Guided Self-Help
I’d like online counselling. What do I do now?
(Apologies, Our waiting list for online counselling is now full and are unable to accept new referrals at this time. We will post an update when we are able to take referrals again here via the counselling Service webpage).
Online counselling fees:
The counselling service operates on a ‘sliding scale’ system where individual contributions are based on annual income.
Online Consultation fee £45.00.
Ongoing online counselling – depending on income and on a sliding scale £45.00 - £65.00.
You can cancel or reschedule an appointment anytime, as long 24 hours notice is provided to allow sufficient time for cancelled appointments to be offered to other clients who are waiting for appointments. If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, or fail to show there is a charge for the appointment.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact that is having for us all there maybe the postponement or rescheduling of appointments on a temporary basis.
These are the counselling session times/availability that we offer:
Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm
Weekday morning 9am to 12 noon (Full)
Weekday afternoon 1pm to 5pm (Full)
Weekday evening 6pm to 8pm (Full)
Waiting List and Waiting times:
The current waiting time for online counselling is around 1 - 6 weeks until the Initial intake consultation (assessment session), and then a further 1 - 8 weeks to begin regular counselling. The wait depends on the availability and flexibility of the client, as well as the availability of a suitable counsellor. Weekday evening counselling from 6pm to 8pm is our busiest period where, there may be longer waiting times for ongoing counselling. Each counselling session is 50 mins long and counselling is provided on a weekly basis, at the same allocated time with the length of time for counselling dependent on the clients' needs and the presenting issues.
We offer both time-limited (short-term) and open-ended (long-term) counselling and psychotherapy.
Confidentiality is held between the client and the Counselling Service team. Information will not be given to anyone outside of the Service without your permission. However, we would not agree to keep confidential any information that could lead to serious harm to yourself or a third party.
Your privacy and your personal information is important to us and the information you provide us are used from the Counselling Team only.
This site is SSL secure (Secure Sockets Layer) and uses 128-bit encryption to offer secure communications by encrypting all data to and from the site.
You will be sent a Counselling Service feedback form at the end of your counselling to ask for your feedback on how we could improve our service.
The Echo Society's Counselling service is not appropriate when your situation is an emergency or a crisis situation where you need immediate help. It is not appropriate if you are suicidal and in danger of harming yourself or others. It is not appropriate if you feel you are dealing with severe trauma or suffer from psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, thought disorganisation) or a severe mental health condition or you are currently or wish to undertake Eye Movement De-sensitisation Reprocessing treatment (EMDR). Counselling is also not appropriate if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In any of these cases we would advise you to contact either your G.P or Health Professional, the Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or a local crisis centre in your area.
If you have an emergency, please see our useful contacts and resources page for a full list of other help and support organisations.