Referrals

Disclaimer: the services referred to in this resources list are known to offer support and counselling on a variety of issues. While we are interested in hearing from you about your experiences, it is not possible for the Counselling Service to monitor the quality of service offered. The Counselling Service does not accept responsibility for any outcome.

Ambrose King Centre 
Turner Street 
London E1 1BB 
Tel: 020 7377 7306

Helpline - Abortion 
Tel: 01926 311 511 9.00 am — 9.00 pm (men and women)

 

Whitechapel Acupuncture Clinic 
Wickham House, 
10 Cleveland Way, 
London, E1 4TR, 
Tel: 020 8981 4618

 

Forest Gate Chinese Herbal Acupuncture Clinic 
37 Green Street, 
Forest Gate, 
London E7 8DA, 
Tel: 020 8472 0170

 

(see also 'Asian Muslim' for reference)

Akina Mama Wa Afrika 
Women/Mental health/Domestic violence, 
334 Goswell Road, London EC1, 
Tel: 020 7713 5166

 

East London African Caribbean Counselling 
Stratford Advice Arcade, 
107-109 The Grove, 
London E1 5HP, 
Tel: 020 8221 1233

 

Black Women’s Health and Family Support 
1st Floor, 82A Russia Lane, 
London E2, 
Tel: 020 8980 3503

 

ELBWO Advice and Counselling, 
East London Black Women’s Organisation (Newham residents only) 
Elbwo Centre, 
Clinton Road, 
London E7 0HD, 
Tel: 020 8534 7545

 

The Globe Centre 
159 Mile End Road 
London E1 4AQ 
Tel: 020 7791 2855 
email:info@theglobecentre.co.uk 
website:www.theglobecentre.co.uk 
Opening times: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm 
Nearest underground: Stepney Green 
Buses: 25, 309

 

Alcohol - East 
Bow House 
153/159 Bow Road 
London E3 2SE

134-138 Romford Road 
London E15 4LD

Counselling Individual/Group: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm 
Monday - Friday 
Tel: 020 8257 3068/020 8983 6789

 

Newham - Alcohol Advisory Service 
7 Sebert Road 
Forest Gate 
London E7 0NG 
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Monday - Friday 
Tel: 020 8519 3354

 

Mid-Essex Alcohol Advisory Service 
New Writtle Centre 
New Writtle Street 
Chelmsford, Essex 
CM2 0DN 
Tel: 0243 350 966

 

City and Hackney Alcohol Advisory Service 

Tower View House 
134 Kingsland Road 
London E2 8DY 
Tel: 020 7613 1313

 

Accept Services 
724 Fulham Rd, SW6 5SE 
020 7371 7477 
Information, counselling and advice for problem drinkers, family and friends.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous 
London Office: 020 7833 0022; 
National number 0845 7697 555 
Free self-help groups based on mutual support for complete sobriety. Ring main number for local groups -

 

Turning Point 
Ring main number for local service - 020 7702 2300 
Alcohol and drug services, mental health, learning disabilities.

 

New Roots 
New Roots is a free community based alcohol and drugs service offering 
advice and counselling to the black and ethnic communities in Central 
London. Male and female counsellors are available and some community 
languages are offered. Telephone: 020 7272 2617 
Web: www.rugbyhouse.org.uk

 

Family - Asian Family Consultation Service 
694 Lea Bridge Road 
London E10 
Tel: 020 8539 5566

 

Asian Womens’ Advisory Service 
161 Mare Street 
Hackney 
London E8 3R11 
Advice, information, drop-in, groupwork, counselling, 
Tel:020 8533 5796

 

Asian Women Suicide and Self-Harm - Zindaagi Project 
611 Barking Road 
Plaistow 
London E13 9EX 
Tel:020 8472 0528

 

Newham Asian Women’s Project 
661 Barking Road 
Plaistow 
London E13 9EX 
Tel: 020 8472 0528 
Cultural conflict/Domestic violence/Isolation/Suicide self-harm

 

Ashiana Project, Safe Housing Advice information - South Asian/Turkish Women 
PO Box 816, 
Leytonstone, 
London E11 1QX, 
Tel:020 8539 9656/0427

 

Asian Support Group 
London Friend 
Tel:020 7538 0075

 

NAZ 
24 King Street 
London W6 
Tel:020 8741 1879/9609

 

Muslim Gay and Lesbian Support Group 
ALFATIHA London, 
alfatihalondon@hotmail.com
Tel: 077 47636010 Monthly meetings

 

City and East London Bereavement Service including Muslim service 
67 Philpot Street 
Whitechapel 
London E1 2JH 
Tel:020 7247 1209

 

Barking and Dagenham Bereavement Service 
Oxlow Lane Clinic 
Oxlow Lane 
Dagenham 
Essex RM10

 

Hackney - Bereavement Service 
133 Stoke Newington High Street 
London N16 
Tel:020 7254 9804

London Assoc.of Bereavement Services 
Ring main number for local service - 0870 167 1677

 

CYANA, Cancer You Are Not Alone 
Self-help and support group 
31 Church Road 
London E12 6AD 
Tel:020 8553 5366

 

Cancer Black Care 
16 Dalston Lane 
London E8 
Tel:020 7249 1097

 

Cross Roads 
Christian Counselling Service 
Victoria Park Baptist Church 
Grove Road 
London E3 
Tel: 020 8981 8388

 

Family Care Counselling Service 
St. Mary’s Centre 
201 High Road 
Loughton IG10 
Tel: 020 8502 2714

 

Guild of Psychotherapists 
Cultural Referral Centre for East London 
47 Nelson Square 
London SE1 8QA 
Tel: 020 8540 4454

 

Harman House Counselling Centre 
3 Harman House 
341 Valence Avenue 
Dagenham 
London RM8 3RA 
Tel: 020 8597 7686

 

Relate - East 
Dagenham, Tel: 020 8593 7711 
Hornchurch, Tel: 441722 
Old Street, Tel: 020 7729 9904

 

Restoration for Abused People (RAP) 
51 Freemasons Road 
London E16 
Tel: 020 7473 4550

 

Turning Point 
126 Lower Clapton Road 
Hackney 
London E5 
Tel: 020 8525 9383

 

Depression Alliance 
35 Westminster Bridge Road 
London SE1 7JB 
Tel: 020 7633 0557 
Self-help organisation providing support, advice and information. Also runs local groups.

 

Newham Action Against Domestic Violence 
St Marks Centre 
Tollgate Road 
Newham, E6 
Tel: 020 7473 3047, Confidential helpline and advice service - Men/Women/Children

 

South London African Women’s Organisation (SLAWO) 
Ambassador Suite 9 
Justin Plaza 6; 341 London Road 
Mitcham 
Surrey, CR4 4BE, 
Emergency Line 24 hrs:0208 640 1917 /0208 648 1808, 
24 Hours Helpline:0808 800 4444, 
E-mail:africaslawo@aol.com

 

Women’s Aid National Help Line 
0345 023 468

 

Women’s Link 
Room 417 
London Fruit and Wool Exchange 
Brushfield Street 
London E1 6EL 
Tel: 020 7248 1200 - Useful source of information on refuges, housing advice and support, culture specific counselling and legal information.

 

Drug and Alcohol Service for London (D.A.S.L) 
For Tower Hamlets: 020 7702 0002 
For Newham and Redbridge: 020 8257 3068

Counselling, including Lesbian and Gay counsellors; home detox; daytime support groups; domestic violence service; family counselling.

 

Drugsline - Chabad 
0808 1606 606 Crisis line (24 hours) 
Free and confidential helpline for people with drug related problems, their families and friends. 
Sun - 10.00am to 1pm.Mon, Tues, Thurs 7 - 10.30 pm.

 

Healthy Options Team 
564 Mile End Road 
Bow 
London E3 
Tel: 020 8983 4888 - Counselling and support for drug users affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 
020 7730 0009

 

Recorded Information 
020 7824 8924

 

National Drugs 24 Hour Helpline 
0800 77 66 00

 

Angel Drugs Project 
Drop-in Mon/Wed/Fri 2-5,Tues/Thur 2-7. Advice and counselling for people with drug related problems. 38-44 Liverpool Rd N1 - 020 7226 3113

 

Hungerford Drug Project 
Advice, information and counselling for people with drug related problems, their families and friends. Drop-In Mon-Fri 2-5. Can also telephone and arrange to meet one their detached workers in the West End. 32A Wardour St W1 - 020 7437 3523

 

FRANK - Information and advice line with referral to other organisations 
0800 776600

 

Release 
Legal and welfare advice re drugs - 020 7729 9904 (10 - 5.30), Heroin Helpline 020 7749 4053, cheap rate outside London 0845 450 0215, www.release.org.uk, e-mailask@release.org.uk

 

New Roots 
New Roots is a free community based alcohol and drugs service offering 
advice and counselling to the black and ethnic communities in Central 
London. Male and female counsellors are available and some community 
languages are offered. Telephone: 020 7272 2617 
Web: www.rugbyhouse.org.uk

 

Eating Disorders Association 
Wensum House 
103 Prince of Wales Road 
Norwich NR1 1DW 
Helpline:9am-6.30pm Monday to Friday: 
Tel: 01603 621 414

 

Overeaters Anonymous 
Self-help organisation. For location of meetings: 07626 984674

 

Eva Armsby Family Centre 
6 Glamis Road 
London E1W 9EQ 
020 7780 9604 - Holistic approach to family and parenting difficulties: support, assessment, therapy and treatment.

 

Institute of Family Therapy 
24-32 Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HX 
020 7391 9150 - Works with families and couples on a wide range of difficulties including care of elderly family members.

 

African Well Woman’s Clinic 
Guy’s Hospital; McNair Centre 
St Thomas Street 
London SE1 9RT 
Telephone: 020 7955 2381 - Offers support, advice and information. Also offers de-infibulation(reversal).

 

GamCare Support Group. 
Located near London Bridge 
Monday meetings. 
For information: 020 7378 5223

 

Your Doctor 
Many GPs now employ their own counsellors. Your GP can also refer you to counselling/psychotherapy services within the NHS and provide urgent medical/psychiatric attention and referral.

 

BACP 
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy can supply lists of local counsellors and counselling organizations - 01788 550899

 

AGIP Fairbridge Clinic 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost psychoanalytic psychotherapy (fees £5 - £15). You will normally be expected to attend the Clinic twice weekly for a minimum of two years - 020 7272 7013

 

Arbours Association 
Low cost individual and group psychotherapy for students and those on low income/benefits - 020 8340 7646

 

The Association of Jungian Analysts 
Network of trainees and graduates offering reduced fee Jungian analysis (3 times a week). 020 7794 8711

 

BAP 
British Association of Psychotherapists. Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee Jungian and Psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Three times a week for reduced fee scheme. 020 8452 9823

 

Careline 
Advice and information on any issue. Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, then 7pm - 10pm, Tel. 020 8514 1177

 

Centre For Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London E9 6QH, Telephone: 020 8985 3570. info@centreforbetterhealth.org.uk

Self referral.  Rapid response. Counselling for up to 1 year. Counsellors and psychotherapists offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches and experience of many issues. The fee starts at just £2 for people currently in receipt of benefits and £15 for people in full time employment.

 

CPPD (UK) Ltd Counselling School 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost counselling/psychotherapy. 
Hornsey. Contact: 020 8341 4843

 

Fresh Start
Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London W2 6NE, Telephone: 020 7691 7638 Counselling and psychotherapy based on a variety of approaches. Short and long term. Fees: £5 - £20.

 

The Guild of Psychotherapists 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee analytic psychotherapy (1 - 3 times a week), only available to residents of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwarks - 020 7401 3370

 

Highbury Counselling and Therapy Centre 
Trainees and graduates on placement offering counselling/psychotherapy. Very low cost. Charges based on contribution. - 020 7704 0444

 

Highgate Counselling Centre 
21 years old +, low cost individual, group, couple and family counselling. - 020 8883 5427

 

Inner City Centre 
Low cost individual, couple and group counselling/psychotherapy. - 020 7247 1589

 

Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee integrative arts psychotherapy. 
- 020 7704 2534

 

Institute of Group Analysis 
Network of group analysts offering group psychotherapy - 020 7431 4431

 

Institute Of Psychosynthesis 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee counselling/psychotherapy. - 020 8202 4525

 

I.P.S.S 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee short and long term psychotherapy - 020 7284 4762

 

The Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee analytical psychotherapy (3 times a week) - Admin office: 020 7978 1545, reduced fee counselling: 020 8691 0980

 

London Centre For Psychotherapy 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee analytical psychotherapy (2 or 3 times a week) - 020 7482 2002

 

Metanoia 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee counselling/psychotherapy. -020 8571 2400

 

Mind 
Many local branches provide free or very low cost counselling. Ring to find counselling provision in your area - 0845 766 0163

 

Minster Centre 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee short and long term psychotherapy - 020 8438 0307

 

Psychosynthesis & Education Trust 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee counselling/psychotherapy - 020 7403 7814

 

The Stress Project 
Low cost counselling and complementary therapies for people experiencing mental health problems and living in Islington. Referral is via a Health Professional - 020 7700 3938

 

Tavistock (YPCS) 
Tav. Clinic Young Peoples Counselling Service, 120 Belsize Lane, NW3 5BA. Free and confidential counselling within NHS for 16-30 year olds. Self referral only, by appointment - 020 7435 7111

 

Terrance Higgins Trust 
Counselling for individuals, couples, families, carers and groups - main administration: 020 7831 0330 THT Direct Helpline: 0845 122 1200 counselling: 020 7816 8511 Information and advice. 52-54 Grays Inn Rd,WC1 - 020 7242 1010

 

W.P.F. 
Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Network of trainees/graduates offering low cost and full fee counselling/psychotherapy - 020 7361 4800

 

WHCM Counselling Service 

WHCM is a Christian charity working with young people and adults to meet a range of mental and emotional health needs by providing counselling for people of any faith or none. Branches In Plaistow (020 7473 4060), Chelmsford (01245 359353) and Basildon (01268 822800).

 

Accident and Emergency, Royal London Hospital across Whitechapel Road from Whitechapel Tube Station, E1. 
Main switchboard number: 020 7377 7000

 

General Practitioners 
‘Find-a-Doc’ service: 020 7655 6688

 

Whitechapel Walk-in Centre 
Royal London Hospital 
Whitechapel Road E1 
Tel: 020 7943 1333 
Open weekdays 7am - 10pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 9am -10pm. 
No appointment needed. Advice and treatment for minor illnesses and conditions.

 

Nafsiyat 
262 Holloway Road 
N7 6NE 
Tel. 020 7686 8666 
Free short term counselling/therapy for people from ethnic and cultural minorities.

 

London Irish Women’s Centre 
59 Stoke Newington Church Street 
London N16 0AR 
Phone: 020 7249 7318 
E-mail: liwc@dial.pipex.com - Offers individual and group counselling, employment rights information, housing and welfare advice including advice on domestic violence.

 

Japanese Helpline 
Tel: 020 7287 5493. Leave a message and they will return your call.

 

Japanese Counselling Service in London 
c/o Yoko Totsuka, Japan Psychological Practice 
Russell Square; London WC1 
Telephone:070-5002 9171

 

The Raphael Centre Jewish Counselling Service 
The Shalvata Building 
Parson Street 
London NW4 1QA 
020 8203 9881

 

Jewish Crisis Helpline MIYAD 
Freepost 4116 
NW44/P 
Tel: 0845 7581999

 

East London Out Project (ELOP) 
56/60 Grove Road 
Walthamstow 
London E17 9BN 
020 8509 3898 
E-mail:elop@btclick.com 
Wide range of events and activities as well as promoting health and well-being.

 

London Friend 
020 7837 3337 
Free, non-time limited counselling. Donations invited. Ring for appointment or for support over phone

 

The Metro Centre 
Unit 401; 49 Greenwich High Road 
London SE10 8JL 
Tel: 020 8265 3311 -Offers drop-in and long-term confidential counselling for ‘Lesbians, Gay Men, bisexuals and those uncertain of their sexuality.’

 

NAZ Project 
241 King Street 
London W6 
Tel: 020 8741 1879/9609 - An organisation specifically for Asian Lesbians and Gay Men.

 

Pace 
020 7700 1323 
Counselling service by appointment for lesbians and gay men including sexual health counselling, HIV/AIDS counselling, family therapy in a transcultural setting.

 

The Venus Project 
020 7281 2121 
Free, confidential counselling for young people in Islington (11 - 21, or up to 25 if disabled, or if lesbian, gay or bisexual). Also advice and information on health Issues including: Sex and Sexuality, HIV and AIDS, Sexual Health and Drug Education

 

Men's Centre 
Individual counselling/psychotherapy for men with sexual, gender and relationship problems. Group based programme for men who are physically/emotionally violent to those they love. Charges based on income - 020 7267 8713

 

BPAS: British Pregnancy Advisory Services 
Action line lo-call, 
Tel: 08457 30 40 30

 

Family Welfare Association 
Tel: 020 8671 5414

 

Brook Advisory Centre 
Counselling, birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing - 020 7387 8700 (North of River), 020 7703 9660 (South of River) RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES

 

Men's helpline 01962 848027

Women's helpline 01962 848024

Phone on Monday 11.30 - 1.30pm and Thursday 7 - 9.30pm

 

Relationship Counselling for London 
Inner London counselling service for couples, individuals, married, or unmarried for relationship problems including communication, sexual difficulties, separation and divorce. Same sex couples welcome. Also provide group counselling - 020 7580 1087

 

Relate 
Couple counselling involving one or both partners. Psychosexual therapy also offered. 
See Yellow Pages for local counselling centres. - 01788 5732 41

 

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships 

Marital psychotherapy for couples, married or not, and consultation service for couples or individuals with relationship problems - 020 7447 3724, www.tccr.org.uk

 

Self-Harm Crisis Recovery Unit 
Maudsley Hospital 
London SE5 8AZ 
Tel:020 7919 2371

 

Self-Harm Alliance 
Tel: 01242 57 88 20

 

Mermaids 
Tel: 07071225895 
E-mail mermaidsuk@geocities.com

 

 

Listening Place

A centre for anyone who feels suicidal or that life is no longer worth living, the 'Listening Place' provides a safe place to meet and talk freely and confidentially. Staff are warm and non-judgemental and are willing to engage with your feelings and support you through your darkest times.

 

Maytree Suicide Respite Centre   (24/7 phoneline)

Email: maytree@maytree.org.uk

Telephone: 020 7263 7070

 

Confidential Crisis Telephone Counselling Service 
Young People and Adults 
Tel:020 8514 1177

 

Samaritans 
For people in despair or suicidal, Tel: 0345 90 90 90

 

Sexual Helpline 
Free telephone helpline, 24 hrs, 7 days a week - 0800 567 123

 

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture 
97 Grafton Road 
Kentish Town 
London NW5 
Tel: 020 7284 4321/7831 7777

 

Forced Marriages Abroad 
Community Liaison Unit GSS 
Foreign and Comonwealth Office 
Old Admiralty Building 
London SW1A 2PA 
Tel: 020 7008 0230/0109

 

Hackney Well Women Community Services NHS Trust 
St Leonard's Primary Care Centre 
Nuttall Street 
London N1 5LZ 
Tel:020 7301 3130

 

Limehouse Project 
London E14 (Tower Hamlets residents) 
Tel: 020 7538 0075

 

Open Door Sexual Health Project 
Free confidential service for women 
Tel: 020 739 3619/601 7100

 

Threshold 
Women's Mental Health Information Line 
Tel: 0808 808 6000

 

Women's Hospital, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Psycho-sexual Clinic 
Tel: 020 7386 9300

 

Women's Aid 
Information related to domestic violence issues. Refuge for women fleeing domestic violence - Freephone: 0808 200 0247

 

Women and Health 
Free and very low cost counselling for Camden women only. 4 Carol St, NW1 - 020 7482 2786

 

Women's Therapy Centre 
Free and low cost individual and group counselling and psychotherapy - 020 7263 6200

 

Off-Centre, Counselling for Young People 
25-17 Hackney Grove 
London N8 3NR 
Tel:020 8986 4016 or 020 8985 8566 
E-mail: ocentre@aol.com

 

Step Forward, Advice and Counselling for Young People 
234 Bethnal Green Road 
London E2 0AA 
Tel: 020 7739 3082

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