Our Counselling waiting list is now open. Please note that this service can only accept a referral if you are referring yourself.
Our Counselling Service / Talking Therapies Clinic offers a program of 10 or 20 weekly 50-minute talking therapies sessions. The length of the program is decided at initial assessment.
The counselling sessions provides an in-depth, trauma-informed therapeutic engagement, where you can explore your feelings, and work towards healthy and effective resolutions.
Many people experience difficulties in all sorts of areas in their lives. These might include personal relationships, situations at work, or problems at home. If these difficulties are getting on top of you or making you unhappy, it may be helpful to see a counsellor. Your counsellor will listen very carefully to what you are saying, and help you to explore possible changes that you may want to make in your life.
During the sessions, you will be supported to reflect and develop strategies to navigate and manage issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, loss and bereavement, post-traumatic stress, paranoia, long-term illness, discrimination, abuse, and loneliness.
Your counsellor will try to see your issues the same way as you see them, and will assist you to explore your different options and possibilities.
Your counsellor will help you to look at any decisions you may want to make, but you will always retain your rights and the responsibility to make your own choices.
Any information you give during counselling is confidential. You will be informed of our confidentiality policy at your initial appointment.
Your counselling will be in a comfortable, private room, at one of our three sites. You will be informed of which site you will come to and how to get there when your initial appointment is made. There are daytime and evening appointments available.
We have accessible ground floor facilities at two of our sites. But please inform us if you have any special requirement.
We have counsellors from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and some who have personal experience of living with disability. We also have Lesbian and Gay counsellors. If you have a preference for seeing a specific counsellor, we will do our best to meet your requirements.
Our counsellors use a variety of modalities and approaches. If you have a preference in this regard, you can state it during the assessment.
If you would like to self-refer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (available Thursdays and Fridays) or phone the main office on 020 3301 9850.