Bromley Community Counselling Services
Bromley Community Counselling Service
121 Masons Hill
0208 460 7711
What we offer
We offer 50-minute private counselling appointments for individuals or couples and, for those who are struggling financially, a free debt advice service which includes help negotiating with creditors. Members of the public can be seen for as little as 2 months or for up to 1 year of weekly counselling appointments.
What is counselling effective for?
Low mood, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, bereavement/loss, life crises, trauma; lack of emotional wellbeing.
What are the benefits of counselling?
All counselling is geared to relieve distress and to help people understand why they think, feel, and behave in the way they do. Talking about your difficulties with someone impartial who has an understanding of emotional wellbeing can often help to regain some clarity about one's problems, perhaps making decisions about changes that are needed, or coming to terms with things that can't be changed.
How much does it cost?
As a registered charity offering low-cost counselling we rely on our income to continue providing this community service. Clients are encouraged to make a financial contribution to the work of BCCS by donating an arranged amount that they feel they can afford each week, perhaps for many weeks. Our guideline is £1 for every £1,000 of income with a minimum of £15 for daytime appointments and £25 for evenings. We aim to offer reduced fees for those on welfare benefits (subject to funding).
Where are we based?
We have four counselling rooms in central Bromley that are on the first and second floors of the organisation’s head office in Masons Hill. The location is well-served by public transport, and there is parking in the side roads nearby. We also have limited sessions available at the Locksbottom Clinic.
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Who we are:
BCCS plays a central role in mental health provision in the London Borough of Bromley and is well-regarded in the community, with an excellent reputation for its professional counselling service, which is BACP Accredited (service accreditation is a nationally-recognised kitemark indicating a quality standard that emphasises safe, competent and efficient professional counselling service provision).
Training, qualifications & experience
Most of our counsellors integrate different models of counselling, adapting their skills and knowledge to suit the needs of their clients. Our staff's training and qualifications range from diploma to doctorate level, and our counsellors may be UKCP-registered psychotherapists, BPS-registered counselling psychologists, humanistic-, transpersonal-, and integrative- counsellors, relationship therapists, couples counsellors, or CBT therapists. Some have specialist experience, such as in bereavement, or trauma, or arts psychotherapy (see our website for the full range of therapies and definitions).
We have around 60 counsellors, all of whom have been carefully selected, are well-trained, and are properly supervised. They are all members of a nationally recognised professional counselling/psychotherapy register, such as those held by BACP, UKCP, BPS, or BABCP and their professional conduct is bound by stringent ethical principles and the professional conduct procedures of those organisations.
We also offer clinical placements to counsellors-in-training, so a proportion of our counselling staff are in the process of changing careers and are in their final year of training to be counsellors. Trainee counsellors are rigorously monitored by experienced and knowledgeable staff and are very well supported; you will usually be informed if this applies to your counsellor, but if you would prefer not to be seen by an unqualified counsellor, please let the office know.
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
BCCS is a not-for-profit registered charity that relies on its income to continue providing its service to the public. Our aim is to deliver affordable counselling to people living in the London Borough of Bromley and so we do not charge a fixed fee for counselling but, rather, encourage clients to think about what financial contribution they would like to donate every week towards the work of BCCS, perhaps for many weeks.
- Initial meeting: £20
- Counselling session: £15 - £40 negotiable, depending on income. Limited special arrangements available for those on welfare benefits.
- Debt Advice: FREE
Debt Advice Service
This is a free service provided by BCCS. Please see our website for details.
Couples Counselling Service
Coming soon. Please see our website for details.
Continuing Professional Development
We offer six CPD workshops every year, usually on a Saturday in central Bromley, on a variety of subjects related to counselling and mental health that are of interest to counsellors and allied professionals. Please contact the office for details of our upcoming workshops.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client