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.
We only ask for a modest donation for our counselling provision and clients can have as many sessions as they need.
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 and most are at qualified to Diploma level.
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
There are no fees but we do ask for a minimum donation of £12 per session to help support the service and its overheads.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and Evenings, Occasional Weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|