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Counselling Initiatives

London N8 & Twickenham TW1
07963738813 07963738813 Registered / Accredited
London N8 & Twickenham TW1

About us

ARE YOU ON A LOW INCOME OR BENEFITS AND UNABLE TO ACCESS PRIVATE FEE-PAID COUNSELLING?

DO YOU NEED MORE THAN A LIMITED-TERM COUNSELLING PROGRAMME, YET STILL AT LOW COST?

THEN COUNSELLING INITIATIVES COULD BE FOR YOU.

PLEASE NOTE IN RESPECT OF THE CURRENT COVID 19 CRISIS THAT WE OFFER ONLINE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING

We only ask for a modest donation for our counselling provision and clients can have as many sessions as they need.

Email Address: admin@ci-charity.org.uk - This is where your message will be sent to when you click "Message Us"

Counselling Initiatives is a charity that has been operating since 2001 and has an impeccable record in the provision of unlimited-term counselling for those on low incomes or benefits. We are supported entirely by client and private donations.

The core of the project is at our base in Hornsey Vale, North London but we welcome client enquiries from anywhere if someone is prepared to travel. We have another project based in Twickenham. Clients can self-refer, via their GP or via other referral agencies (eg a time-limited counselling provider)

All counsellors are volunteers, either on placement or private practitioners who wish to offer their time to support those unable to afford private, fee-paid counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors belong to or are in the process of registering with a professional body such as the UKCP or BACP.

Member organisations *

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

There are no fees but we do ask for a minimum donation of £12 per session to help support the service and its overheads.

Further information

We are happy to take referrals within the terms of reference of our eligibility criteria, namely:

  • That clients are above the age of 21
  • The primary need is not a learning difficulty
  • The client is not or has not recently been on a section under the Mental Health Act nor have major mental health care needs
  • The client does not have current behaviours which constitute a major risk to self or others.

Importantly, Counselling Initiatives is not a crisis or befriending service.

Hornsey Vale Community Centre
60 Mayfield Road
London
N8 9LP

13 Rosslyn Road
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW1 2AR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair Access in Hornsey but not in Twickenham. Online and Telephone Counselling is Available

Availability

Weekdays and Evenings, Occasional Weekends

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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