Here are a few useful links and some of my favourite websites:

The UKCP has a website, with some useful information for the public.

They have a good section of information for people wondering about psychotherapy and what to expect from it. Click here to read more about Psychotherapy

More information about TA (Transactional Analysis) can be found here, on the UKATA Website

Crisis help for those needing immediate support – the Samaritans provide someone to talk to, 24/7.

In Colchester, you can also get help from NERIL…. …
NERIL (North Essex Resource and Information Line for mental health) is a voluntary telephone helpline staffed by trained workers who give information, support and advice about mental health. The line is open every day between 6pm and 2am.
The number for NERIL is 0845 0900 909 (all calls charged at a local rate). Anyone can use this service.

For general medical issues of concern, including mental health, try NHS Direct or your local GP.