Help Counselling Centre, London
Help's aim is to provide high-quality, affordable counselling to anyone living in the Greater London area. We want to make your contribution manageable and counselling affordable.
Help offers one-to-one weekly counselling. Your appointment will be at the same time each week and all sessions are 50 minutes long.
We offer up to 200 sessions per week during the following times:
10:00am–8:30pm Monday–Friday, 11am–4pm Saturdays
The waiting time for day slots is approximately 2–3 weeks and for evenings, it is 4–8 weeks. Sometimes, it is possible to find an appointment more quickly.
Your first appointment will be an assessment. This will help us to get an overview of your situation and to determine whether counselling at Help is right for you. It is also a time for you to assess if you want to take up counselling.
If counselling at Help is suitable for you, we offer a six-session contract to start. Longer-term work is available but not guaranteed.
To contact Help, please call us on 020 7221 9974 and we will be able to answer any questions you may have and put you on our waiting list for an assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Most of our 55 counsellors are in the final years of a 5-year training in psychotherapy, and are supervised according to BACP/UKCP guidelines.
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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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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General counselling for a variety of issues. If you require a specialised service, Help will endeavour to refer you to the appropriate provider.
If clients are working, we suggest a contribution for each session based on a sliding scale of £1 for every £1,000 of income. Concessions are available to clients who are not working or are studying.
All clients pay something towards their counselling, depending on their income. We realise that everyone's situation is different and we do our best to take that into account when agreeing an amount. Please call us to discuss.
Help has been serving the community for over 40 years, changing lives, one at a time. We offer over 6,000 sessions per year.