The Counselling + Psychotherapy Service
The Counselling and Psychotherapy Service provides long and short-term low-cost individual counselling and psychotherapy and a range of groups for women who are registered with a GP service in the London Borough of Camden.
What is psychotherapy and counselling?
Counselling is a way of exploring your concerns and feelings with a counsellor who will listen attentively in an accepting, non-judgemental way, in a safe and confidential setting. She will help you to understand yourself better, exploring why you think, feel and behave as you do; to find your strengths and build on them. What starts out as a problem can often become the turning point towards self-discovery.
Counselling is not advice giving, but may enable you to make choices and changes in your life, to do what feels right for you. Psychotherapy is very similar but may take longer and works at greater depth. They can both be helpful in exploring early traumatic experiences, coping with major life changes and building confidence and self esteem.
The counselling service is only available to women who are registered with a GP service in the London Borough of Camden.
We now offer counselling and psychotherapy services to men registered with a GP in the London Borough of Camden via our iCope partnership. Please note that male services are currently limited to Thursday and Friday evenings from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.
· Short term service – Depending on the assessment, sessions will vary from 6 to 12 sessions. Project is funded by NHS and free (if registered with a Camden GP)
· Longer term service – Contracts up to 1 year, but currently not funded.
Clients pay a contribution on a sliding scale £15 - £45 according to income / circumstances.
(Expect to pay about £1 per £1000 of gross income)
All counselling sessions are weekly and last 50mins.
All therapists receive regular supervision and work to professional ethical guidelines (e.g. UKCP, BACP, BPS). We offer some therapy in languages other than English – please enquire.
Both these services are possible because of the generous input from counselling trainees, the assessors, supervisors and donations from some very special people.
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Long term counselling
The waiting list for this service is currently closed to new clients.
Short Term Counselling Service
We are currently accepting referrals for the short term counselling service. This service is funded by the NHS and is free for clients who will receive between six and twelve sessions. The number of sessions allocated will be determined at the assessment phase, and our current waiting time for an assessment is less than one month.
Click below to download the Counselling and Psychotherapy Enquiry Form
Other avenues available
Age UK Camden are open to referrals if you are aged 55 or over. Please click here to go to their website or call them on 020 7239 0400
You are able to self refer to iCope, the new name for Camden Psychological Therapies Service by calling them on 0203 317 350
Practitioners offering CAM talking therapies.
In addition to our Counselling and Psychotherapy service, we also have a number of CAM therapists who offer talking focused therapies.