GENERAL COUNSELLING SERVICES:
Caravan Drop-in and Counselling Service, By the Courtyard garden of St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL 0203 137 9984 firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Mo-Fri 11am- 7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm.
Ealing Abbey Counselling Service (EACS) – 1a Montpellier Avenue, Ealing London W2 2EP 020 8998 3361. www.eacs.org.uk, email: email@example.com
St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre – 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1, 5LT. 020 7935 7315. www.stmarylebone.org. Offer weekly counselling and twice monthly mental health Support group. Also offer healing services. Call for details.
Westminster Mind Counselling and Therapy Service – Radstock House, 5 Eccleston Street, SW1W9LX, 0207 259 8134offer a counselling service to anyone who is 18 or over. Day time service is open to anyone who lives in Westminster or who has a GP in Westminster. Evening service is open to anyone. Counselling appointments are offered during the day from Monday to Friday and on a Monday and Tuesday evening.
West London Centre for Counselling – Free counselling for people living in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. You will need a referral from your GP or another service. Counselling offered in more than 12 languages. 0208 563 2159, based in Hammersmith W6 OLJ. (We have had many local reports of negative experiences here)
WPF Therapy Services – 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN – 020 7378 2000. www.wpf.org.uk Low cost psychodynamic counselling.
Counselling Directory – find a counsellor near you www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Service that provides a double benefit – providing work experience and also a cleaning service to people who experience mental health issues. We provide opportunities for those who work with us to receive training on hygiene and dealing with and maintaining properties. At the same time, CHS helps people with mental health problems sort out their homes through cleaning and de-cluttering.
People First is provides advice and signposting with the Adult Social Care teams of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council.
MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS/INFORMATION:
Community Mental Health Team (Westminster) – 020 7266 9747 (out of hours – 020 7886 1651/1652) 7a Woodfield Road, W93XZ. Offers treatment and care for people with severe and enduring mental illness. www.cnwl.nhs.uk
Community Mental Health Team (North Kensington) – 020 8206 6900. This is one of the three Community Mental Health Teams in North Kensington. Serves residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who suffer from severe and enduring mental health problems. www.cnwl.nhs.uk
Emergency Mental Health Services (Hospitals) Kensington & Chelsea
St Charles Hospital, Mental Health Unit, Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ
24-hour assessment centre offers professional help to anyone who walks in at any time day or night.
Telephone 020 8206 7015
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Accident and emergency
Ask to speak to the duty psychiatrist
Tel: 020 8746 8000
Emergency Social work Team – Kensington and Chelsea – out of hours
Monday to Friday 5pm to 9am; 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays
Tel: 020 7373 2227
Mind – Comprehensive database on mental health issues with references and lists of useful organisations. General information number: 0845 766 0163
Kensington and Chelsea Mind – Not a counselling service, but provides information and advice on mental health services in the borough.
Westminster Mind – Offer low cost short and long term counselling for people in the borough of Westminster– 020 8206 6836
The Mindfulness Project 2nd floor, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX – 0203 289 8132. Teaches mindfulness as a skillset to help people feel good, be more productive, be better in relationships at their space at Fitzroy Square
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (NHS) – confidential advice on NHS, especially Mental Health Service. PALS Manager: 0203 214 5773. http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/PALS.html
Sane – www.sane.org.uk – 020 7375 1002 or 0300 304 7000. SANE exists to provide emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. Has an excellent, up-to-date database about mental illness with definitions, symptoms, recommended treatments, courses of action and information about useful organisations where people can find support for a given problem. Also offer a support forum.
Helpline for male survivors – 0808 801 0327
Respect (helpline for male perpetrators) – 0808 802 4040
Broken Rainbow (helpline for LGBT community) – 0800 999 5428 or 0300 999 5428
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – Regulatory organisation for the profession of psychotherapy and counselling. Information on counselling and directory of practitioners. www.bacp.co.uk 01455 883300
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – www.babcp.com. 0161 705 4304 – for information on CBT/behavioural approaches and a directory of practitioners.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) – 020 7014 9955 http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/
PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING ORGANISATIONS’COUNSELLING SERVICES:
These services offer longer term psychotherapy with fees often based on a sliding scale. The therapists are often in the later stages of training, or recently graduated.
CCPE Counselling Service – 020 7266 3006 – fee based – www.ccpe.org.uk
Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, W2 6NE
Fresh Start (based in CCPE – see above) – longer term low cost counselling based in Maida Vale – 020 7691 7638, www.freshstartpsychotherapy.co.uk.
Metanoia Institute – Psychotherapy training organisation and counselling service based in Ealing – 020 8579 2505, www.metanoia.ac.uk.
The Minster Centre Psychotherapy and Counselling Referral Service, Queens Park – 020 7644 6240. firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.minstercentre.org.uk. Offer long term (6+ months) psychotherapy, fees on a sliding scale.
Revision counselling service, Queens Park – 0208 357 8881, www.re-vision.org.uk
TAVISTOCK RELATIONSHIPS– Tavistock Relationships is an internationally renowned charity for advanced practice, training and research to support couples, individuals and families. Central London
Cathy McDermott – Couples Counselling –Imago focus (special rate for HCC clients) 07790 075431. This is CCPE contact for affordable couple’s counselling.
Coupleworks – www.coupleworks.co.uk – 07884 064 041
email: email@example.comCoupleworks is a network of experienced London-based relationship therapists offering couple counselling and psychosexual therapy.
Jackie Bennis – 07887803113
Marriage Care – www.marriagecare.org.uk: Offers marriage and relationship counselling. See website for crisis helpline. Notting Hill branch: 0800 389 3801.
Relate – relationship/marriage counselling for couples including phone and online counselling. 0300 100 1234
Aurora Health Foundation – Helping People Abused in Childhood 020 8541 1951
BEAT – help for people with eating disorders – 103 Prince of Wales Road Norwich NR1 1DW www.b-eat.co.uk Helpline: 0845 634 1414. Youthline: 0845 634 7650.
British Association of Anger Management (BAAM)– 0345 1300 286 www.angermanage.co.uk – London Anger and Stress clinic offers one to one counselling and/or courses of group work around issues of anger. This service is not low-cost. Work with children, teenagers, adults, couples and families.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Thearpy) – www.cbtregisteruk.com – a register of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) or the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT).
Changing Faces – www.changingfaces.org.uk – 020 7391 9270 – Charity for people and families whose lives are affected by conditions, marks or scars that alter their appearance. Helpline 0300 012 0275.
Childline, www.childline.org.uk, free and confidential helpline for children and young adults in the UK, 0800 1111
Depression – www.depressionalliance.org – support and information for sufferers. 0845 123 23 20.
One in Four –219 Bromley Road, Bellingham SE6 2PG, – 020 8697 2112. Offers a voice to and support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence. www.oneinfour.org.uk
PACE – LGBT and mental health charity – 020 7700 1323 Free counselling online and face to face to clients aged 11-25 in the London and Medway areas. Fee-based individual counselling with low cost options for those who are residents of Hackney. Free online counselling and free domestic violence counselling. Relationship counselling also available. www.pacehealth.org.uk
Pink Therapy – counselling service for LGBT people. 0207 836 6647 – www.pinktherapy.com
Samaritans – telephone helpline for people feeling suicidal or needing to talk to someone urgently: 0845 790 90 90.
SANDS: Stillborn and Neodeath Society, www.uk-sands.org, UK charity providing support for bereaved parents and their families, 28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY, 020 7436 5881.
Self Injury Support – UK wide helpline for women of any age affected by self harm. Open Monday to Friday inclusive 7-10pm AND Thursday 3-6pm. Helpline 0808-800-8088
Stand to Reason – www.standtoreason.org.uk or www.str.org – Provides support for professionals with mental health issues – firstname.lastname@example.org
Suicide.org – Suicide Prevention, Awareness and Support www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Victim Support – www.victimsupport.org.uk – National charity for victims of crime in England and Wales. Supportline: 0808 1689 111
Winston’s Wish, www.winstonswish.org.uk , support for bereaved children, 08452 03 04 05
TRAUMA / REFUGEE SERVICES:
Medical Foundation for the care of victims of torture – www.freedomfromtorture.org.uk – 111 Isledon Rd, Islington N7 7JW – 020 7697 7777 – clients can self refer – a referral form needs to be downloaded from the website and sent to them. Waiting time of 6 weeks or more.
The Tavistock Trauma Clinic, Swiss Cottage 020 7435 7111 – Kensington and Chelsea residents need a referral from their GP, other boroughs vary. The Tavistock also has a refugee service.
WOMEN ONLY SERVICES
Association for Postnatal Depression, www.apni.org Helpline: 020 7386 0868, email: email@example.com.
Birth Trauma Association, www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk, Birth Trauma Association, P.O. Box 671 Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 9AT, supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience which might have resulted in developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Kingston Women’s Centre – 169 Canbury Park Rd KT2 6LG – 020 8541 1964/1941 – long term low cost counselling particularly for women who have experienced emotional, sexual or physical abuse.
Maya Centre Unit 8, 9-15 Elthorne Road, N19 4AJ, tel. 0207 272 0995. firstname.lastname@example.org– provide free psychodynamic counselling and group psychotherapy for women on low incomes living in Islington. Run projects to provide counselling for refugees and asylum-seekers, for Irish women, older women and women affected by domestic violence.
Rights of Women – 020 7251 6575 – Free telephone legal advice on rights for women. www.rightsofwomen.org.uk, email: email@example.com.
Woman’s Trust, Lighthouse West London, 111-117 Lancaster Rd W11 1QT, Mental health and support service for women affected by domestic violence. Offer 1 to 1 counselling and workshops. Office number 0207 034 0303 or 0207 034 0304. Advocacy/practical support is available though an organisation called Advance. They operate a 24 hour helpline number 07747 080 964. Also available during office hours under the numbers 07432 700 285 and 07432 700 286. www.womanstrust.org.uk
Women and Girls Network, PO Box 13095, London W5 5AW. www.wgn.org.uk 020 7610 4678, 0207 610 4345 (helpline) for survivors of violence and/or abuse. Advice line 0808 801 0660, sexual violence helpline 0808 801 0770.
Women and Health, 4 Carol Street, Camden NW1 020 7482 2786, www.womenandhealth.org.uk. Low cost counselling for women in the London Borough of Camden.
Women like Us: www.womenlikeus.org.uk – Practical career advice and support for finding part-time work that fits around family life. 0207 633 4550.
Women’s Aid – national domestic violence charity – www.womensaid.org.uk – 0808 2000 247 – advice on local services and emergency refuge search.
Women’s Therapy Centre, 10 Manor Gardens, Holloway N76JS – 020 7263 7860 / appointments 020 7263 6200. Offers low cost, longer term therapy for women who traditionally would not access services. Offer private psychotherapy referral service.
Third Age Counselling – Counselling service for people aged 50+. Can offer home visits. 020 7976 6667 or 07957 306253. Also offer general counselling to people who can pay. www.thirdagecounselling.com