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)

 

(see also 'Asian Muslim' for reference)

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

 

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

 

Newham, Rise 
327 High Street 
Forest Gate 
London E15 2TF
Tel: 0800 652 3879

 

Hackney Recovery Services 
110 Mare Street 
Hackney
London E8 3SG
Tel: Call free on 0300 303 2611, or out of hours on 0808 168 8669 

Alcoholics Anonymous 
London Office: 020 7407 0700
National Number: 0800 9177 650
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 7481 7600
Alcohol and drug services, mental health, learning disabilities.

 

Asian Womens’ Resource Centre
108 Craven Park
Harlesden
London NW10 8QE
Tel: 020 8961 6549/5701

 

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 7833 1674

 

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

 

City and East London Bereavement Service including Muslim service 
Room 12, St Margarets House 
15 Old Ford Road 
London E2 9PL
Tel: 020 3022 5177

 

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

 

Hackney - Bereavement Service 
5 Balls Pond Rd  
London N1 4AX
Tel: 020 7254 9804

Bereavement Services Association
Ring main number for local service - 07766 137 210

 

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

 

Cancer Black Care 
79 Acton Lane
London NW10 8UT
Tel: 020 8961 4151

 

Crossroads Christian Counselling Service 
144 Roman Road
Bethnal Green
London E2 0RY
Tel: 020 8981 8388

 

Family Care Counselling Service 
5A Greenyard
Waltham Abbey 
EN9 1RD 
Tel: 01992 788499

 

Guild of Psychotherapists 
Cultural Referral Centre for East London 
47 Nelson Square
London SE1 0QA 
Tel: 020 7401 3260

 

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

 

Relate North East and North Essex 
49 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SA, Tel: 01708 441 722 
London Hackney (Picturehouse) Relate, 270 Mare St, Hackney Picture House, London E8 1HE, Tel.: 01708 441 722
London Harringay Relate, London N4 1ER; Tel.: 01708 441 722

 

Restoration for Abused People (RAP) 
51 Freemasons Road 
London E16 
Hotline: 020 3488 1847, Tel.: 07960 172 928

 

Turning Point 
Standon House
21 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA
Tel: 020 7481 7600

 

Victim Support

Call their Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111. Nationwide support system. 

Depression Alliance 
9 Woburn Walk, Kings Cross
London WC1H 0JE
Tel: 020 7407 7584
Self-help organisation providing support, advice and information. Also runs local groups.

 

Victim Support

If a student/staff have been affected by domestic violence, there are a number of ways you can contact them to get support or information:

 

Women’s Aid National Help Line 
0345 023 468 / 0808 2000 247

 

 

Drug and Alcohol Service for London (D.A.S.L) 
Tower Hamlets: 020 7702 0002 

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

 

Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 
020 7730 0009

 

National Drugs 24 Hour Helpline 
0800 77 66 00

 

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 7324 2989www.release.org.uk, e-mail ask@release.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).

 

Karma Nirvana

UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

info@karmanirvana.org.uk

 

Forced Marriage Unit

fmu@fco.gov.uk 
Telephone: 020 7008 0151
From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 0151
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre)

 

The Sharan Project

The Sharan Project, founded in 2008 is a U.K. based charity providing support and advice to vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been or are at risk of being disowned due to abuse or persecution.

 

GamCare Support Group.

    • Freephone: 0808 8020 133
    • General Enquiries: GamCare, 1st Floor, CAN Mezzanine Old Street, London, N1 6AH
    • Tel: 020 7801 7000

Email: info@gamcare.org.uk

 

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 Psychotherapy

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 Southwark -  020 7401 3260

 

WLM Highbury Counselling Centre
Trainees and graduates on placement offering counselling/psychotherapy. Very low cost. Charges based on contribution. - 020 7354 4791

 

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 2693

 

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

 

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. - 0208 832 3080

 

Mind 
Many local branches provide free or very low cost counselling. Ring to find counselling provision in your area - Tel: 020 8519 2122

 

Minster Centre 
Network of trainees and graduates offering low cost and full fee short and long term psychotherapy - 020 7644 6240

 

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 8938 2337

 

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 7378 2000

 

Renew Counselling

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). 

Head office: 01245 269335; Chelmsford Counselling: 01245 359353; Basildon Counselling: 01268 822800

 

Victim Support

If a student/staff have been affected by hate crime, there are a number of ways you can contact them to get support or information:

 

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 

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.

174 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, Whitechapel, E1 1BZ

 

Voice Collective (in affiliation with Mind in Camden)

Offering weekly drop-in support groups and an online forum

Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London, NW1 9LQ 

Email: info@voicecollective.co.uk 

Tel: 020 7911 0822

 

The Money House Project

Address: 5 – 15 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8LS

Tel: 020 3581 9920

Email: info@mybnk.org

 

Nafsiyat

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, Unit 4, Lysander Mews, Lysander Grove, London N19 3QP

Tel. 020 7263 6947

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 8416 7277
E-mail: info@thewishcentre.org.uk - 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

York House, 411 Barking Road, Plaistow, London, E13 8AL

Tel: 0207 055 8400

Tel: 07050 029171

 

The Raphael Centre Jewish Counselling Service 
The Shalvata Building 
Parson Street 
London NW4 1QA 
0800 234 6236

 

Jewish Crisis Helpline MIYAD 
Tel: 0800 652 9249

 

East London Out Project (ELOP) 
56/60 Grove Road 
Walthamstow 
London E17 9BN 
020 8509 3898 
E-mail: info@elop.org
Sliding-scale counselling. LGBT counsellors. Wide range of social events and activities as well as promoting health and well-being.

 

London Friend 
Free, open-ended counselling. Donations invited. Ring for appointment or for support over phone: 020 7833 1674

 

The Metro Centre 
Unit 401; 49 Greenwich High Road 
London SE10 8JL 

and

N206 Vox Studios, 1-45 Durham Street

London, SE11 5JH

Tel: 020 8305 5000 -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.

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

 

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 7254 6251

 

Brook Advisory Centre 
Counselling, birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing -

020 7387 8700 (North of River) 92-94 Chalton Street, Euston, NW1 1HJ

020 7703 9660 (South of River) Porlock Hall, Porlock Street, London, SE1 3R

 

Men's helpline 01962 848027

Women's helpline 01962 848024

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

 

Relate 
Couple counselling involving one or both partners. Psychosexual therapy also offered. Telephone, webcam and livechat support are also available. General enquiries: relate.enquiries@relate.org.uk Search for your nearest centre: https://www.relate.org.uk/find-your-nearest-relate

 

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships 

Psychotherapy for couples and consultation service for couples or individuals with relationship problems -

    • https://tavistockrelationships.org/
    • 020 7380 1960
    • Fees dependent on income.
    • Webcam therapy also offered.

Self-Harm Crisis Recovery Unit 
Maudsley Hospital 
London SE5 8AZ 

 

Victim Support

If a student/staff have been affected by sexual violence, there are a number of ways you can contact them to get support or information:

 

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.

 

  • 020 3906 7676

  • Trained volunteers offer regular 50 minute listening sessions.

 

Maytree Suicide Respite Centre   (24/7 phoneline)

Email: maytree@maytree.org.uk

Telephone: 020 7263 7070

 

 

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 
111 Isledon Road, Islington, London, N7 7JW
Tel: 020 7284 4321/7831 7777

 

Forced Marriage Uni
Telephone: 020 7008 0151 From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 0151
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre)
 

Limehouse Project 

The Limehouse Project provides a wide range of advice, support, education and employment training services for communities across Tower Hamlets

789-791 Commercial Road, Unit 2 – St Anne Street, London E14 7HG
London E14 (Tower Hamlets residents) 
Tel: 020 7538 0075

 

Open Door Sexual Health Project 

Free confidential service for people working in the sex industry
 
Tel: 020 739 3619/601 7100
Ist Floor, D Block, St Leonard’s Hospital
Nuttall Street, London, N1 5LZ.
Tel: 07748 933 847
Fax: 0207 6834404
 

The Brandon Centre - Sexual Health/Contraception support for young women

26 Prince of Wales Road
Kentish Town
London
NW5 3LG
Tel: 020 7267 1321

 

Women's Aid 
Information related to domestic violence issues. Refuge for women fleeing domestic violence - Freephone: 0808 200 0247
Search for local services: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory/

 

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.

  • phone: 020 7263 7860
  • Email: referrals@womenstherapycentre.co.uk

 

Cameron Grant Memorial Trust

  • Providing Mental health resources for young people experiencing mental health difficulties
  • 24/7 Crisis Messenger 

    Crisis Messenger can help with urgent issues such as:

    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Abuse or assault
    • Self-harm
    • Bullying
    • Relationship issues

 

Off-Centre, Counselling for Young People 

  • Family Action
    Unit 7
    Textile Building    
    2a Belsham Street
    E9 6NG

    (entrance on Belsham Street)
  • Tel:020 8986 4016
  • E-mail: OffCentre@family-action.org.uk

 

Step Forward, Advice and Counselling for Young People 

  • 234 Bethnal Green Road 
    London E2 0AA 
  • Tel: 020 7739 3082
  • info@step-forward.org

The Brandon Centre

  • 26 Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3LG
  • Tel: 020 7267 1321

 

You and Me Counselling

  • 24 North Street, Hornchurch ,Essex
    RM11 1QX
  • Tel: 01708 477 663 / 07449 467223
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