What is Counselling?
Counselling is an opportunity to talk confidentially to a trained helper who will listen without judgement and help you to gain a deeper understanding of your behaviours, thoughts and feelings. By doing this a lot of people find they begin to make sense of things and to feel better.
Counsellors don’t not tell you what to do, but work with you to reflect on whatever you are finding difficult and help you to find a way forward.
Our volunteer counsellors are here to help you through difficulties in your life including anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. We are a BACP accredited service and our counsellors are at an advanced stage of their training in integrative, psychodynamic and person-centred counselling approaches.
We offer 20 weekly counselling sessions. These last 50 minutes and can be held at times during the week that suit you. Counselling is delivered face to face at our counselling rooms in West Norwood. We have a very limited number of spaces for Zoom or telephone counselling for those unable to work face to face but there can be a long wait for these. For those looking specifically for remote counselling we would advise contacting local low-cost counselling service One Vision Counselling.
We are able to offer counselling to those aged over 18 who live in Lambeth or our surrounding boroughs.
How to access counselling
If you are interested in having counselling with us please complete the Self Referral Form and email this to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you are a professional referrer you can complete our Professional Referral Form to refer one of your clients to our service. Once we receive the form we will get in touch with you. If you have any problems completing the form please contact us 020 8670 2775. The office is open Tuesday to Friday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm. Outside these hours there is an answering machine, if you leave your name and contact details someone will call you back as soon as possible. Please note we do not offer a drop in service, so please do not come into Centre 70 without an appointment.
We offer a sliding scale of fees which are assessed based on your income. Here is our Fee Structure & Info Sheet.
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"I felt listened to and understood in a counselling situation I could relax in, rely on, and start to understand my problems and how to tackle them."
"I would especially like to thank my counsellor. He listened, provided perspective, encouraged me to talk and helped me better understand myself and my issues. He was a wonderful facilitator of the start of my journey back to confidence and mental good health."
"I have had a very positive experience. I found my counsellor to be a very skilful and understanding person. They allowed me space and time, which I think was the right approach for me. I’m in a much more positive position in my life now."
"My counsellor was very supportive and helped me to see things from another point of view. I left my sessions feeling a lot more positive about the future."