Low cost and free counselling services and organisations in London provided by southeastlondoncounselling.org.uk, the professional South London counselling network for relationship problems, couple problems, work difficulties,obsessions, compulsions, bereavement and other emotional and psychological problems and disorders at South East London Counselling : in Clapham,Dulwich,Herne Hill,Brixton,Streatham,Tulse Hill, Clapham Common, Clapham South, Tooting Bec,Acre Lane,East Dulwich, Peckham, Peckham Rye, Nunhead,Camberwell,Loughborough Junction and all other South/South East London areas

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List of low cost affordable and free counselling services throughout Greater London compiled by southeastlondoncounselling.org.uk

low cost counselling list

The following is a list of London-based counselling organisations that offer free or low cost counselling. It is not comprehensive - there are other options to be found. Many organisations operate a means-related sliding scale of fees or ask for a donation. Some have a waiting list for concessionary places that you can join. Your doctor may also be able to put you in touch with a qualified counsellor.

The Minster Centre

20 Lonsdale Road,
Queen’s Park, NW6 6RD

Direct Line: 020 7644 6242

Switchboard: 020 7644 6240

e: counselling@minstercentre.org.uk

w: www.minstercentre.org.uk

Low-cost Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

Balham Low Cost Centre

Wandsworth Association of Therapists

293 Balham Rd. SW17

t: 020 8767 2828

e: info@wandsworthap.co.uk

w: www.wandsworthap.co.uk

The Brandon Centre

Kentish Town

t: 020 7267 4792

e: reception@brandon-centre.org.uk

w: www.brandoncentre.org.uk

Free for ages 12-21

Womens Consortium

Cricklewood, Kilburn, Wembley

e: info@womensconsortium.org.uk

w: www.womensconsortium.org.uk

Bereavement Services for London

w: www.bereavement.org

Cassel Centre

4 Waldram Park Rd. SE23 2PN

t: 020 8291 3436

e: graham@casselcentre.org


for those living or working in Lewisham; sliding scale, free for unemployed.

Faces in Focus

102 Harper Rd. SE

t: 020 7403 2444


Free service for young people

Waterloo Community Counselling

Barley Mow Clinic, Frazier St. SE1 7BD

t: 020 7928 3462

e: info@waterloocc.co.uk

w: www.waterloocc.co.uk

Low-cost counselling on a sliding scale according to income, from £10 per session. Free Multi-Ethnic Counselling in a range of languages for refugees and asylum-seekers and members of BME communities.

Inner City Centre

t: 020 7247 1589

e: referrals@icclondon.org.uk

w: www.icclondon.org.uk/

Low cost Counselling/Psychotherapy in the City and throughout London.


Ormiston Road Centre, Greenwich

t: 020 8853 1735/020 8854 8005

w: www.greenwichmind.co.uk

Free counselling for men and women within catchment area

Connexions Direct

t: 0800 13 2 1940

w: www.connexions-direct.com

information and advice for young people. Nationwide and local.

more information on from their website

Salvation Army Counselling Service

1 Water Lane, Stratford

t: 020 8536 5480

e: counselling@salvationarmy.org.uk

Croydon Pastoral Foundation

4 Frith Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1TA

t: 020 8760 0665

The Albany Trust Centre

293 Balham High Rd. SW17

t: 020 8767 1827

e: albanytrust@hotmail.co.uk

w: www.albanytrust.org.uk

Fees on a sliding scale, some low cost places.

The May Tree Sanctuary for the Suicidal

72, Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG

t: 020 7263 7070

e: maytree@maytree.org.uk

w: www.maytree.org.uk

Free for London Residents

St. Marylebone Healing & Counselling Centre

t: 020 7935 5066

e: parish@stmarylebone.org

w: www.stmarylebone.org.uk

Christian based service with counselling and psychotherapy.

The Awareness Centre

41 Abbeville Rd, SW4 9JX

t: 020 8673 4545

e: info@theawarenesscentre.com

w: www.theawarenesscentre.com

Counselling Contribution Scheme for individuals on state benefits, students over 18, living on state pension in receipt of working tax credit and clients registered as disabled. Counselling available on a long or short term basis to suit your needs.


t: 0845 456 1310

w: www.relate.org.uk

Relationship Counselling from local centres. eg. Bromley, Croydon, Dartford etc.

Relationship Counselling for London

Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Pk. NW3 5BA

t: 020 7435 7111

w: www.tavi-port.org

NAFSIYAT Intercultural Therapy

Unit 4, Clifton House, 42/43 Clifton Terrace, N4 3JP

t: 020 7263 6947

e: admin@nafsiyat.org.uk

w: www.nafsiyat.org.uk

Therapists from different ethnic backgrounds; some counselling in languages other than English.

Southwark Carers

Cambridge House, 131 Camberwell Rd. SE5 OHF

t: 020 7708 4497

e: info@southwarkcarers.org.uk

w: www.southwarkcarers.org.uk

Project for Advice Counselling & Education (PACE)

34 Hartham Rd. N7 9JL

t: 020 7700 1323

e: pacehelpline@pacehealth.org.uk

w: www.pacehealth.org.uk

Counselling for lesbians and gay men, fees on a sliding scale.

The Centre for Better Health

1A Darnley Road E9 6QH

t: 020 8985 3570

e: admin@centreforbetterhealth.org.uk

w: www.centreforbetterhealth.org.uk

The Centre for Better Health offers a low cost integrative counselling service that adheres to BACP guidelines. Fees begin at £5 for unemployed and can range to £20 for employed persons.

Training Centres that may be able to provide low cost counselling and psychotherapy by students under supervision:
Westminster Pastoral Foundation

WPF Therapy, 23 Magdalen Street, SE1 2EN

t: 020 7378 2000

e: counselling@wpf.org.uk

w: www.wpf.org.uk

Fees on a sliding scale.

Guild of Psychotherapists

47 Nelson Square SE1 0QA

t: 020 7401 3266 (The administrator is available to answer the phone Tuesday to Friday)

e: admin@guildofpsychotherapists.org.uk

w: www.guildofpsychotherapists.org.uk

There is a sliding scale of charges ranging from £4 - £20 per session, with an initial consultation costing £7 - £25.

Psychosynthesis & Education Trust

92/94 Tooley Street, SE1 2TH

t: 020 7403 7814

e: cservice@petrust.org.uk

w: www.counsellingservice.org.uk/

Counselling can be offered to those who cannot pay the full session fee and who are considered suitable to work with 2nd and 3rd year training counsellors supervised by the Trust. If you are interested in this scheme, please say so when making contact.

Institute of Family Therapy

24/32 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HX

t: 020 8579 2505

e: clinical@instituteoffamilytherapy.org.uk

w: www.instituteoffamilytherapy.org.uk

General Lists of Counsellors and Psychotherapists by Area:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

w: www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists

South London Counselling Directory, your local guide to confidential support

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

w: www.psychotherapy.org.uk