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About us

Counsel for Life has been an accredited counselling service with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2003.  We offer help and support to individuals and couples who may be struggling to cope with issues that they are facing such as losing a job, difficult relationships, bereavement or stress.

At times like this we need someone who will take time to listen and understand, someone who is independent and has the skills to help us find a way forward.  Counsel for Life is here to offer this level of support and counselling.

Besides individual one-to-one and couples counselling, we are also from time to time able to offer bereavement groups run guided by a specialist counsellor.  These can offer valuable support for those experiencing bereavement.  Further details are available on our website, and you can register for a forthcoming group by contacting the office.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our counsellors are all professionals, trained and qualified to at least Diploma level, and are accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent, or working towards accreditation.

All our counsellors are required to have regular and frequent professional supervision with a registered psychotherapist, and adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Additional information

We seek to provide a high-quality service which is as accessible as possible to everyone who needs it.  Our availability is very good, usually with no waiting list; normally an introductory assessment appointment can be arranged within 10 days of our receiving a registration form.

Our fees are £65 for an assessment for individuals, and £55 for each weekly counselling session thereafter. For couples counselling, both assessment and counselling sessions cost £70 each.  Typically a course of treatment will be for 6 to 12 sessions, but more may be required.

We are very aware that not everyone needing counselling will find it easy (or indeed possible) to afford the full fees.  We currently have the ability to offer substantially reduced fees to provide support to those who are experiencing financial difficulty or can demonstrate they are on low incomes.

More information about our services and how appointments can be arranged is available on our website, .

When we work

Various appointment times available, both in the day and in the evenings.

Further information

Counsel for Life is a service of the Personal Wholeness Trust, a registered charity, based on Christian beliefs and values.  We respect the uniqueness and freedom of the client and welcome people of all religious faiths and those who have none.

Counsel For Life, 10 The Broadway, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0HL

Type of session

In person