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Albany Trust

Albany Trust Charity is one of the few specialist counselling and psychotherapy services based within South London, that provides high quality professional support around gender, sexuality and relationship issues. We also offer a low-cost clinic. Our therapies are based on evidence about what works and feedback from our clients about what is most helpful. Albany Trust provides expert professional more »

Anxiety UK

National charity.  If you are living with any form of anxiety, from mild to severe, Anxiety UK say they are able to help. Becoming a member of Anxiety UK provides those with anxiety with several benefits including fast access to reduced cost therapy, and access to several specialist helplines.  Services include acupuncture and hypnotherapy and self-help groups. Membership Therapy more »

Arbours Association

Arbours offer individual and group psychotherapy for a range of emotional problems including those relating to critical life events. These critical event might be bereavement, anxiety, depression, marital breakdown, redundancy, abuse, eating disorders, gender, race and sexual issues. Their aim is to encourage people to come to them as a first rather than a last resort.  more »

Association of Child Psychotherapists

Professional membership organisation monitoring training standards for child psychotherapists. Can provide details of child psychotherapists in your area – both private and NHS. Also details of workshops and seminars run by other organisations for relevant professionals. Find a therapist: Referral/how to contact: Phone, email or write.    

AVP London

AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) provides workshops aiming to develop skills to enable participants to resolve difficult situations without resorting to violence, but based on respecting and caring for themselves and others. Also provides training for people wishing to facilitate workshops themselves. About 1 in 50 people in Britain are the victim of a violent more »

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

An association of and accrediting body for practitioners of cognitive behavioural therapy. Produces CBT Register UK, a database of practitioners accredited by BABCP and Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. A range of leaflets about cognitive behavioural therapy and particular issues is available for download via website or by post.  

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP’s primary purpose is to support counsellors and help them better serve their clients. The Association is concerned about the value of counselling and its potential to improve the lives of individuals and communities. In the 12 months leading up to April 2016 they undertook a strategic review of their Association’s mission, values and objectives. more »

British Association of Anger Management (BAAM)

This is a fee-paying service that provides workshops and training on anger management to individuals and organisations. One to one and Skype coaching available in addition to group courses. For NHS services, please visit IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council is a professional association and voluntary regulator of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy profession, publishing a Register of practitioners who are required to follow the ethical code and meet fitness to practise standards. They promote excellence in psychoanalytic thinking and psychotherapy; safeguard the public; promote the highest standards of training and research; and work to more »

British Psychological Society

The Society and its members develop, promote and apply psychology for the public good. They enhance the efficiency and usefulness of psychologists by setting high standards of professional education and knowledge. They cover all areas of psychological research and practice. They do this by: Providing a Directory of Chartered Psychologists Providing information to the public Ensuring more »

British Psychotherapy Foundation

The British Psychotherapy Foundation is a strong professional organisation providing access to treatment for the public, education and training. the BPF enables people to find a therapist. A reduced fee scheme is available for people on low incomes.

Centre 70 Counselling

Centre 70 Counselling is a confidential service with weekly one to one sessions Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and at the same time with the same counsellor each week Help with a wide variety of emotional issues such as; Anxiety, stress, feeling panicky or feeling low or sad Relationship and family difficulties Worries about more »

Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)

CCPE is a well-established, charitable organisation providing counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families through a stong, diverse community of over 100 counsellors and psychotherapists practising at the centre. CCPE also runs a range of accredited professional counselling and psychotherapy training programmes.        

Child Death Helpline

A freephone telephone helpline for all those affected by the death of a child.  The helpline offers a confidential listening service providing emotional support to anyone affected by the death of a child. The helpline is staffed by a team of  volunteers who are parents who have been bereaved by the death of a child.  more »


Free, 24 hour, national, confidential helpline service for children and young people (up to 19 years) about anything worrying them or if they are in any kind of danger or distress. Offers telephone listening, comfort and protection. Trained counsellors provide support and advice and can refer children in danger to appropriate helping agencies.  Useful information available more »

Community Housing & Therapy (CHT)

Runs residential projects and outreach services incorporating therapeutic and rehabilitative programmes. For adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, predominantly a psychosis, and for psychologically traumatized ex-service personnel. CHT’s therapeutic programme provides a structure orientated towards recovery, training, employment and increased independence: an integrated psychological and psychiatric approach.  

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a website which enables those who are distressed or suffering from a mental illness to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. Counselling Directory lists full profiles, detailing the areas of counselling each counsellor offers, the fees they charge and background information as to the kind of person more »

Cruse Bereavement Care – Lambeth

Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close.  With a growing number of trained volunteers, the Lambeth branch of Cruse is now able to provide the local community with one-to-one support. Information and advice is available to bereaved people, who are invited to contact the branch at any time more »

Everyman Project

Offers a counselling programme for men who want to change their violent and/or abusive behaviour.  Also offers a telephone advice line for anyone concerned about a man’s behaviour.  Holds meetings in south and north London. They run a 30 week therapeutic counselling programme designed to challenge, educate, inform, support and help men who have issues more »

Faces in Focus

Faces in Focus is a young people’s Counselling Service for 11 – 25 year olds who mainly live, study or work in Southwark and Lambeth. Young people can refer themselves or be referred by another organisation or agency. Young people can get help with issues such as: education, training and employment housing welfare benefits money more »

Family Services UK

We are a charity based in Deptford, South East London SE8 providing low-cost therapy to individuals and families, walk-in counselling without appointment to those in crisis, as well as support groups, parenting workshops, psycho-educational programmes and activities to improve mental health wellbeing. You don’t have to be referred to our service by a GP. If more »

Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for more than 30 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred more »

Functional Family Therapy Service (Southwark)

For Southwark Families with children 10 to 17 years of age. The Families’ First team are a team of family therapists trained in the Functional Family Therapy model (FFT). FFT is an evidence based family therapy approach to working with young people and their families where the adolescent in the family presents ‘externalising behaviours’ and more »

Guild of Psychotherapists

The Guild runs a Clinic whose aim is to provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy  for people on a low income (up to £18,000 per annum) who live in Southwark and Lambeth. The Clinic (near Waterloo) offers “Talking Therapy” – a once weekly 50-minute psychotherapy session at an agreed regular time for adults from Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic backgrounds resident more »

IAPT – Lambeth & Southwark Talking Therapies Service

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services have been developed to provide talking therapies for anyone who is: Feeling down, low or depressed Feeling stressed or anxious Finding it hard to control worrying Anxious in social situations Experiencing panic attacks Experiencing flash backs of traumatic events Caught up in excessive washing or checking Experiencing anxiety, more »

Into the Light

Into the Light is a not-for -profit organisation to provide a place of understanding and support for those who have experienced child sexual abuse.   They offer  support, counselling,  information and resources to those effected by sexual abuse and their supporters. One to one counselling can be provided face to face, by skype, by phone or more »

London Clinic of Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is a specific approach to the understanding of mental functioning and the treatment of mental distress. Psychoanalysis recognises that we have impulses, perceptions and thoughts, which we are not consciously aware of, and that conflicts in these unconscious aspects of our minds can give rise to disturbance and symptoms. Treatment aims to help an more »

London Friend

Established in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. They support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T community in and around London. They offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence.  Also home to Antidote – the more »

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans* people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. They  listen to anything that you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and if you feel nervous when you hear that strange voice – there’s more »

Mankind Counselling (male victims of sexual abuse)

Mankind Counselling delivers specialist support services to men aged 18+ who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual assault at any time in their lives.  Please note that this service is based in Hove, Sussex, but there is a Resources Library on the website.  you can download leaflets, posters, Annual Reports and find out about more »

Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

Metanoia Institute provides counselling and is o­ne of the largest counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in Britain. Provides low cost counselling and psychotherapy. Metanoia Institute is a membership organisation with a directory of counsellors and psychotherapists around the UK. Also offers therapy training. You can have up to six months of sessions with our practitioners more »

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre

Nafsiyat offers short-term  intercultural therapy to people from diverse backgrounds who live in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey.  People coming from other boroughs must obtain funding from their local NHS trust or fund themselves.  Self referral and agency referrals in writing only, an online referral form is available. They provide therapy in 22 languages.  Individual and more »

National Self-Harm Network

Survivor-led organisation campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self harm. Aims to provide relief for people who self harm by offering support, advice and information, and an online support forum via website. Downloadable leaflets also available.  Also supports friends and carers.


Netmums is a large parenting network with information about all aspects of parenting such as where to find support locally, playgroups, help with post natal depression. supporting children with special needs, etc.  It is primarily a website service. The Netmums mission is to: • Help families have fun with and enjoy their children • Bring more »

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One in Four

One in Four is a specialist charity with a dedicated team of experts and counsellors with many years of knowledge, experience and expertise in working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence, and particularly child sexual abuse.They understand the trauma and long-term effects of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.One in Four was established in more »

Psychology & Psychotherapy for Older Adults (Lambeth & Southwark)

The team offers a range of specialist, evidence based, psychological interventions to people aged 65 and over who are experiencing moderate or severe mental health difficulties or dementia. They also see younger people who are experiencing memory or other cognitive problems. They work with families and others caring for people with these difficulties. Services offered more »

Psychology in Hostels Project (Lambeth)

They provide a flexible and responsive psychology service to adults (18 years+) with complex needs in the Lambeth homeless hostel network. Such people may have severe mental health problems, histories of complex trauma and drug and alcohol use. The service is provided by two psychologists, who are based in the Thamesreach Stamford Street Hostel which provides more »

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

National Freephone Helpline 0808 802 9999 12:00 – 14:30 daily 19:00 – 21:30 daily 15.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday National confidential helpline open all year, offering information and support for women, girls and who have been raped or sexually abused.  Can give information on court and police procedures, child protection, and organisations offering counselling more »


Relate claims to be the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, and every year they help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships. Their services include Relationship Counselling for individuals and couples, Family Counselling, Mediation, Children and Young People’s Counselling and Sex Therapy. They also provide friendly and informal workshops for people at important stages in more »

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Support for bereaved parents and their families whose baby dies before, during or soon after birth. Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others. Runs a telephone more »

Self Injury Support

Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a charity to support women in emotional distress.  They particularly help girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury). This is how some people cope with their feelings and problems. Aims To offer support to women in emotional distress, and particularly to those who more »

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

Aim to meet the needs and overcome the isolation of people over 18 years who have been bereaved by suicide. • National network of self-help support groups (including some in London)which aim to break the isolation of bereavement and provide a safe, confidential environment where people can share their feelings and experiences. • National phone more »

South London Family Centre

Provides a wide range of services to all members of the community, with the focus on the family and its members. Services include: Family mediation Home and school mediation Counselling Supported or Supervised child contact They serve people from multiethnic and culturally diverse background and provide a range of mediation and counselling services for men, more »


SupportLine provides confidential, emotional support for children, young adults and adults.  They offer support by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. They also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support more »

Survivors UK

Offers support, advice, information and counselling for men over 18 who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault /rape. Individual counselling held in central London as well as web and email chat. You can self-refer. Also offers training for professionals and organisations. They offer individual counselling from their base in Shadwell, London E1 more »

Tavistock Relationships

Tavistock Relationships is internationally renowned as an organisation delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples. We deliver professional training to the next generation of couple therapists and provide clinical services to couples and parents throughout London. We provide a range of affordable counselling and psychotherapy services which more »

The Awareness Centre – Counselling and Pyschotherapy Services

The Awareness Centre is one of the largest clinical institutes in London and  they provide counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychosexual and relationship therapy, psychiatry and coaching. They work with individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Their philosophy offers an holistic overview of many different approaches to therapy  supporting the diverse community of London.  They have a team more »

The Caravan Drop-in and Counselling Service

The Caravan Drop In is a drop-in counselling service situated in St. James’ Church, Piccadilly, London.  It is run by the CCPE (Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education) in partnership with St. James’ Church, which has provided a home for the Caravan since 1982. The drop-in offers a core service of listening and emotional support, more »

The Clinic for Boundaries Studies

The clinic for Boundary Studies is a centre of practice on all aspects of professional boundaries. The clinic provides specialist support services for the public alongside training and professional development services for practitioners. It is also involved in research and development around professional boundaries and conduct. Support and Recovery:  The clinic provides support services for more »

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of child/children.  We offer support both directly to bereaved families and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child more »

The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities (TCTC)

The TCTC is a membership charity for all those connected with, interested or involved in the delivery of relationship-based support and treatment across the entire human lifespan. Their website is for people wanting to know more about therapeutic communities (TCs) and therapeutic environments. It describes the different types of TCs, what they do and who might benefit more »

The Minster Centre

The Minster Centre offers a low-cost counselling and psychotherapy service for adults suffering from a variety of emotional difficulties.  The service is not suitable for individuals who have severe mental health problems, who are suicidal or who have a current drug or alcohol problem. Fees are on a sliding scale based on ability to pay, more »

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free telephone helpline for older people, providing information, friendship and advice.  All calls are treated as confidential. There are strict age limits but most of their callers are over 65 – The Silver Generation. Services include: Information Friendship and advice. They signpost callers to the many varied groups and services that exist more »

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Our membership includes over 7,800 individual therapists and more than 70 training and accrediting organisations. What we do UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy. We hold the national more »

Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists

A network of psychotherapists and counsellors working in Wandsworth. Practitioners are either registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy or have undertaken training accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Is counselling or psychotherapy for you? Counselling usually focuses on specific issues/problems and tends to be shorter term. Psychotherapy is a more more »

Waterloo Community Counselling

They have been providing counselling and psychotherapy to people in London for more than 20 years. They help people resolve emotional issues, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain self-confidence. They offer individual and couple counselling in English and individual and group counselling for members of black and minority ethnic communities. The service was originally set up as a charity more »

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes.  WGN became a free, comprehensive integrated service providing a holistic response to women who had more »

Women’s Therapy Centre

The Women’s Therapy Centre offers individual and group psychotherapy to women. Its access policy ensures that psychotherapy is available to all women, regardless of sexual orientation, disability, cultural or social background, immigrant status, previous psychiatric history or age. The Centre has a particular commitment to offering psychotherapy to women whose needs might not otherwise be met more »

Women’s Therapy Link

Anger Management For Women Womens Therapy Link has worked with many women who were concerned that their anger was having a destructive effect on their lives. They have helped women that have said or done things in angry outbursts that they have later regretted or felt ashamed of and which have caused people to lose more »

WPF Therapy (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)

Based at London Bridge, WPF Therapy sees more than 400 clients each week in their purpose designed centre.  They have over 45 years experience and a range of therapies that are used to help people manage a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss, experiences of abuse and trauma. They also provide counselling more »

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