Community Counselling Service

A Not for Profit Community Interest Company An Organisational Member of the BACP A CPCAB Approved Learning Centre Co-Directors: A.K. Christie - Substance Misuse Advisor & Co Director Christine Brown MA. MBACP - Clinical Lead & Co Director

What does our Counselling Service provide and what does a Counsellor do?

Our counsellors provide a safe, non-judgemental space for clients to talk freely about their life concerns and personal issues. Through listening and encouraging clients to explore their individual situation in greater depth, a counsellor enables his/her clients to reduce any inner confusion or worry and increase their self-understanding. Our counsellors do not give advice or provide their clients with any direct solutions to their issues or concerns but facilitates the development of their clients’ self-awareness and sense of self, which results in clients being able to choose their own best way forward with greater self-insight.

The work of our counsellors is focused on building empathic relationships which promote equality, respect and trust. Such relationships help our clients to discuss concerns and events with their personal counsellor that may be impossible to disclose to family members or friends. Our counsellors must have integrity, be honest and open and be able to keep boundaries and confidentiality.

Whilst our counsellors may work with clients during a period of personal development, our counsellors are more likely to be working with people in periods of crisis, vulnerability or distress.

Our practising counsellors regularly attend ongoing supervision with a trained and registered supervisory, senior counsellor in order to enhance their practice, protect their clients and assure their personal wellbeing as a practitioner.

How the Service Works

Counselling is only ever undertaken on the request and with the consent of a client, never without it.

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and are booked and paid for in 6 session blocks. Sessions cost from £5.00 for those who are unemployed or are otherwise costed on a client’s annual income/ability to pay. However, sessions never cost more than £25.00 per session. We see clients’ from14 years old to all adults and offer an all issues service.

If you would like to refer yourself for counselling please email us on or call us on 0208 320 2422

The Service Managers are Nicky Smiles and Syreeta Jemmott and the Clinical Lead is Chris Brown, one of us will promptly contact you to discuss your needs and arrange your 1st appointment.

We welcome all enquiries

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